Life As We Knew It

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Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer Summary

I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

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Life As We Knew It by Roma Simone Summary

One Love. One Heart. One Destiny. Caleb has a secret that he believes has been the downfall fall of his family and the cause of all their problems so when they move to a small town, he plans on keeping his head low to protect those around him. He doesn’t want anyone in this new town knowing the truth about him but his secret causes rifts and rumours and almost ruins his chances with Leila, the girl he is falling for. Caleb is thrown into a rollercoaster of life changing events and with a tragic twist of fate two hearts become one.

The Life As We Knew It Collection

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The Life As We Knew It Collection by Susan Beth Pfeffer Summary

When a meteor hits the moon, teenage Miranda and her friends and family struggle to survive the unimaginable. Four gripping books that follow their ordeal are collected in this single-volume edition, including Life As We Knew It, The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

Life as We Know it

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Life as We Know it by Michael Berube,Michael Bérubé Summary

Combines an account of four years as the parent of a son with Down syndrome and an investigation of the questions that people with disabilities raise for society

Life As Once We Knew It

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Life As Once We Knew It by Helena Ulgardis Summary

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Study Guide

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 55-page guide for "Life as We Knew It" by Susan Beth Pfeffer includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 21 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Faith and Love.

Welfare as We Knew it

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Welfare as We Knew it by Charles Noble Summary

Compared to other rich Western democracies, the U.S. does less to help its citizens adapt to the uncertainties of life in a market economy. In Welfare As We Knew It, Charles Noble offers a groundbreaking explanation of why America is so different. Drawing on research in comparative politics, history, and sociology, he demonstrates that deeply-rooted political factors, not public opinion, have limited what reformers have been able to accomplish. Rich historical analysis covering the Wilson administration to the present is followed by a provocative look at future U. S. social policy. Reformers who want government to do more, Noble argues, must refocus their activities on political and institutional change, such as campaign finance and labor-law reform, if they hope to succeed. Taut, comprehensive, and accessible, with a much-needed international perspective, this book will change the way we look at U. S. social policy.

Tiny Tim and Mr. Plym

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Tiny Tim and Mr. Plym by Vivien Kooper,Stephen M. Plym,George Schlatter Summary

From his first appearance on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, pop culture entertainment curiosity Tiny Tim captivated audiences and became an instant star and enigma. In this firsthand look at Tiny Tim's incredible life and career, his manager and confidant reveals previously unknown details of his eccentric life. Best known for his falsetto-voiced rendition of "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and his Tonight Show wedding to Miss Vicki, Tiny Tim's public persona offered a mere glimpse of the actual man and his true behind-the-scenes antics. From his attempts to join the army and his efforts to help the FBI defuse the situation at Waco to the great joy and even greater agony Tiny Tim experienced because of the inherent conflict between his sexual appetites and deep religious convictions, this humorous account casts a new light on this zany character and one of the entertainment world's most enduring and off-the-wall relationships.

Life As We Knew It

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Life As We Knew It by Lela Markham Summary

Chaos changes everything! Shane Delaney, a burned-out mercenary with a troubled past, returns home to small-town Kansas to heal his scars and quiet his demons, not planning to stay long enough for the townsfolk to reject who he has become. He never expected the town to need his deadlier skills. When a terrorist attack on distant cities abruptly transforms life as they knew it, the people of Emmaus must forge their own disaster plan to survive. What would you do if the world as you know it ended today? The people of Emmaus will find out.

Elvis As We Knew Him

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Elvis As We Knew Him by Jennifer Harrison Summary

You are invited to take a journey, along with the author, to her hometown in the American South, a unique culture of relative safety within a sheltered small town in the mid-twentieth century. You will discover a time when sorority girls were virgins, baton twirlers mattered, and Elvis Presley's hips were the wildest thing on the block. Against the backdrop of groundbreaking musical environments from Memphis, Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta, you will share stories that follow Elvis and his rise to fame through the eyes of his Graceland neighbors in the small suburb of Whitehaven. The author's mother, a young girl who was as much a celebrity in this small town as Elvis, reveals never-before-shared photographs and stories that chronicle a town, an extraordinary man, and a time forever lost to history, each on the brink of explosion and change.

Hunger Games : La ballade du serpent et de l'oiseau chanteur

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Hunger Games : La ballade du serpent et de l'oiseau chanteur by Suzanne COLLINS Summary

​Dévoré d'ambition Poussé par la compétition Il va découvrir que la soif de pouvoir a un prix C'est le matin de la Moisson qui doit ouvrir la dixième édition annuelle des Hunger Games. Au Capitole, Coriolanus Snow, dix-huit ans, se prépare à devenir pour la première fois mentor aux Jeux. L'avenir de la maison Snow, qui a connu des jours meilleurs, est désormais suspendu aux maigres chances de Coriolanus. Il devra faire preuve de charme, d'astuce et d'inventivité pour faire gagner sa candidate. Mais le sort s'acharne. Honte suprême, on lui a confié le plus misérable des tributs : une fille du district Douze. Leurs destins sont désormais liés. Chaque décision peut les conduire à la réussite ou à l'échec, au triomphe ou à la ruine. Dans l'arène, ce sera un combat à mort. Pour assouvir son ambition, Coriolanus parviendra-t-il à réprimer l'affection grandissante qu'il ressent pour sa candidate, condamnée d'avance ?

This World We Live in

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This World We Live in by Susan Beth Pfeffer Summary

When the moon's gravitational pull increases, causing massive natural disasters on Earth, Miranda and her family struggle to survive in a world without cities or sunlight, and wonder if anyone else is still alive.

Le Passeur

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Le Passeur by Lois Lowry Summary

Dans le monde où vit Jonas, la guerre, la pauvreté, le chômage, le divorce n'existent pas. Les inégalités n'existent pas. la désobéissance et la révolte n'existent pas. L'harmonie règne dans les cellules familiales constituées avec soin par le comité des sages. Les personnes trop âgées, ainsi que les nouveaux-nés inaptes sont élargis, personne ne sait exactement ce que cela veut dire. Dans la communauté, une seule personne détient véritablement le savoir : c'est le dépositaire de la mémoire. Lui seul sait comment était le monde, des générations plus tôt, quand il y avait encore des animaux, quand l'oeil humain pouvait encore voir les couleurs, quand les gens tombaient amoureux. Dans quelques jours, Jonas aura douze ans. Au cours d'une grande cérémonie, il se verra attribuer, comme tous les enfants de son âge, sa future fonction dans la communauté. Jonas ne sait pas encore qu'il est unique. Un destin extraordinaire l'attend. Un destin qui peut le détruire. Ce livre a fait l'objet d'une adaptation cinéma, sortie le 29 octobre 2014 en France. Il a aussi reçu le Prix « Tam Tam » décerné par le salon du Livre de Jeunesse de Montreuil en 1994, le Prix « Lecture Jeunesse » en 1995, le Prix des Jeunes Lecteurs organisé par la bibliothèque Municipale de Thorigny 1996 et le Prix Farniente 2001 (Belgique).

Need

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Need by Joelle Charbonneau Summary

Les adolescents du lycée de Nottawa se réunissent tous sur NEED, un nouveau réseau social qui leur promet de répondre à leurs besoins sous couvert d'un total anonymat, quels que soient ces besoins... et quelles qu'en soient les conséquences. Car, c'est bien connu, on n'a rien sans rien. Et si au départ la contrepartie semble dérisoire, il y a bientôt des morts dans la petite communauté...

Michael's Journey

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Michael's Journey by Laura Hartley,Mary Lou Palumbo Summary

On June 11, 2004 Michael, a perfectly healthy looking young teenager, participates in a walk for the American Cancer Society with his mother, Laura. Hours later he is fighting for his life in an emergency room as doctors try to stop the bleeding from a brain hemorrhage that could kill him. "Michael's Journey" is the compelling true story of cancer survival based on the journal kept by his mother, Laura. Laura candidly shares the pain and perseverance she and her family experience during this difficult time. Michael's inspirational story focuses on the emotional reality of childhood cancer and his courage and will to survive.

Une colère noire. Lettre à mon fils

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Une colère noire. Lettre à mon fils by Ta-Nehisi Coates Summary

Voilà ce qu’il faut que tu saches : en Amérique, la destruction du corps noir est une tradition – un héritage. Je ne voudrais pas que tu te couches dans un rêve. Je voudrais que tu sois un citoyen de ce monde beau et terrible à la fois, un citoyen conscient. J’ai décidé de ne rien te cacher. "Je me suis demandé qui remplirait le vide intellectuel après la mort de James Baldwin. Sans aucun doute, c’est Ta-Nehisi Coates... Une lecture indispensable." Toni Morrison, Prix Nobel de Littérature. National Book Award 2015

Pourquoi pas nous ?

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Pourquoi pas nous ? by Becky Albertalli,Adam Silvera,Mathilde Tamae-Bouhon,Jean-Baptiste FLAMIN Summary

« Want to give me a second chance here, universe? » Arthur est à New York pour l’été, en attendant de savoir s’il va être reçu à Yale. Lorsqu’il croise le chemin de Ben dans un bureau de poste, c’est le coup de foudre. Il y voit un signe du destin. De son côté, Ben doute que le destin soit de son côté : il vient de rompre avec son petit ami, Hudson, et n’est pas vraiment prêt pour une nouvelle relation. Pourtant, ni l’un ni l’autre ne parviennent à oublier cette première rencontre. Au fil des rendez-vous, les deux garçons se rapprochent, jusqu’à ce qu’Arthur découvre que Ben, toujours ami avec Hudson, préfère se confier à son ex-petit copain. Arthur est dévasté. Il est persuadé que son amour est à sens unique. Il leur faudra le soutien de leurs amis pour dépasser les malentendus afin de mieux se retrouver.

Three Theological Mistakes

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Three Theological Mistakes by Ric Machuga Summary

- Is the existence of God a matter of faith or knowledge? - Does God sometimes act miraculously or are there physical causes for everything? - Is morality absolute or relative? - Are humans truly free or does God's sovereignty determine everything? - When bad things happen, is God the cause or are they the fault of humans? Too frequently Christians answer these questions with a Yes to one side and a No to the other side. Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth answer Yes to both. Following their model, Machuga defends a "third way" which transcends the Enlightenment dichotomies of fideism vs. rationalism, supernaturalism vs. naturalism, relativism vs. absolutism, free will vs. predestination, and God's justice vs. his mercy. Machuga begins by showing how these false dichotomies grew out of the Enlightenment assumptions of mechanism, universal quantification, and mono-causation. He then corrects these demonstrably dubious assumptions by articulating a theory of dual-causation. The result is a thoroughly biblical understanding of God, miracles, and free will that can withstand the contemporary criticisms of both science and philosophy.

The End of the World as We Know It

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The End of the World as We Know It by Robert Goolrick Summary

It was the 1950s, a time of calm, a time when all things were new and everything seemed possible. A few years before, a noble war had been won, and now life had returned to normal. For one little boy, however, life had become anything but "normal." To all appearances, he and his family lived an almost idyllic life. The father was a respected professor, the mother a witty and elegant lady, someone everyone loved. They were parents to three bright, smiling children: two boys and a girl. They lived on a sunny street in a small college town nestled neatly in a leafy valley. They gave parties, hosted picnics, went to church—just like their neighbors. To all appearances, their life seemed ideal. But it was, in fact, all appearances. Lineage, tradition, making the right impression—these were matters of great importance, especially to the mother. But behind the facade this family had created lurked secrets so dark, so painful for this one little boy, that his life would never be the same. It is through the eyes of that boy—a grown man now, revisiting that time—that we see this seemingly serene world and watch as it slowly comes completely and irrevocably undone. Beautifully written, often humorous, sometimes sweet, ultimately shocking, this is a son's story of looking back with both love and anger at the parents who gave him life and then robbed him of it, who created his world and then destroyed it. As author Lee Smith, who knew this world and this family, observed, "Alcohol may be the real villain in this pain-permeated, exquisitely written memoir of childhood—but it is also filled with absolutely dead-on social commentary of this very particular time and place. A brave, haunting, riveting book."