A meteor runs its scheduled collision course with the moon, spawning parties across the globe to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. But the meteor, carrying more mass than astronomers had predicted, blasts the moon closer to Earth, setting off massive geological changes in tides, weather patterns, and volcanic activity. Life as you know it is ended. How much more dramatic can these events be when you’re already frustrated with life as a typical sixteen-year-old girl? And once the shock wears off, how do you survive on a planet you barely recognize?I don’t know what it is about teenagers and novels about global catastrophe, but the two match perfectly. Maybe not the most realistic book, but I assume that’s what makes it a Young Adult selection. Life As We Knew It is compulsively readable and thoroughly enjoyable.