Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review: The Shade of the Moon - Susan Beth Pfeffer

The Shade of the Moon (The Last Survivors, #4)
The riveting conclusion to the Life As We Knew It Series.

It’s been more than two years since Jon Evans and his family left Pennsylvania, hoping to find a safe place to live, yet Jon remains haunted by the deaths of those he loved.  His prowess on a soccer field has guaranteed him a home in Sexton, the well-protected enclave he entered with his stepmother, Lisa, and her son, Gabe, using the three safe-town passes they were given.  But Jon is painfully aware that a missed goal, a careless word, even falling in love, can jeopardize his life and that of his sister, Miranda, who lives outside the walls of Sexton.  When everything he values is at stake, can Jon risk doing what is right in a world gone so terribly wrong?

3/5 stars (liked it)
I loved the first book, liked the second one a little less and the third one I liked.  This one started off very slowly and with Jon as narrator.  I barely remembered Jon from the previous books and I did not like him at all in this one at the beginning of the book.  He was a spoiled brat of a Claver.  But then he met Sarah, who opened up a new way of thinking for him.  Teaching him that Clavers and Grubbers are people and they shouldn’t be treated differently.  This book did show what kinds of things people will do to other people and how even when the world is ending there is still the rich privileged people.  By the end of the book Jon was a more likable person and he redeemed himself.  I did like the ending of the book.

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