Life As We Knew It follows Miranda's Diary in the events following a meteor knocking the moon closer to earth. She documents her family's survival in what seems like the end of the world. I think this may have been the first book that I've ever read told fully in diary entries. In truth, at the beginning of the book, I struggled to make sense of it. I didn't know if I liked it or if I really understood it. Slowly I became more invested in the story and I came to realize that it was a clever writing style.
Looking back and collecting my thoughts on Life As We Knew It, I've compartmentalized it into three parts. In the first third of the book, I was annoyed. I was still getting used to the writing style, but now I see that Miranda was just so obnoxious to me. Miranda was selfish, self-obsessed, ignorant, and I want to say immature. I put all of this down to the fact that her world was turned upside down. Suddenly food was scarce, electricity - hardly worked, troves of people are dying, summer now is suddenly winter now and that's not to mention the moon being an imposing figure in the sky. This brings us to the second part of the book.