You know how everyone is always telling you to not judge a book by it’s cover? Well, in Mrs. Teitelbaum’s class we were reading a book called Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Let’s just say I should’ve judged the book by it’s cover. It looked very stupid from the cover of the book, but we decided to give it a try. That was a big mistake. Halfway through reading it, our class agreed that it was the worst book we have ever read. The book is about a 16 year old girl who lives a normal life when the moon gets hit by an asteroid and everything goes out of whack. There is practically no food left and gas prices are very high. The book just went on and on.
It got so boring that the class (teacher included) decided to look up the rest of the story on spark notes. Mrs. Teitelbaum asked us to write a blog post on why the book was boring and what would have made it better. I’m going to talk about what would have made the book a lot better. The author should have made the book at least 100 pages shorter because each page was basically about the main character complaining. The plot didn’t really make any sense because at first, everyone was excited to see an asteroid hit the moon. If that had happened in real life, no one would be excited. Everyone would be freaking out and there would be riots.
The last thing that would have made the book better is if it had a better ending. Our class looked up the ending on spark notes. It said that in the end, the girl goes out to commit suicide. but decides not to and when she gets back, everything is normal again. That sounds like a very bad ending to me. Anyways, to sum it up, this was the worst book I have ever read. I would rate it 0 out of 5 stars and do not recommend anyone to read it. Here is one last piece of advice for all of you. Judge this book by it’s cover!