What happened in life as we knew it?

Life As We Knew It explores what happens to an ordinary family in a normal American town when their world changes forever. An asteroid hits the moon, knocking it into a closer orbit. Without shops, food, electricity, heat and water, Miranda and her family face problems together and struggle to survive.

Who dies in life as we knew it?

When Miranda ventures to the hospital to get help for her sick family, she finds it empty except for two nurses. The nurses tell her the magnitude of the flu epidemic—Peter, along with “just about everyone,” is dead.

How does Miranda act in life as we knew it?

Prior to the asteroid’s impact with the moon, Miranda was concerned with grades, friendships, boys, and ice skating, but in the fallout of the asteroid’s strike, her life becomes centered on her own survival and helping her immediate family, which consists of her mother (Laura), and brothers, (Matt and Jonny).

Is there a life as we knew it movie?

Life as We Know It (film) Warner Bros. Life as We Know It is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. It was released on October 8, 2010, after sneak previews in 811 theaters on October 2, 2010.

Does Peter die in life as we knew it?

Miranda vows to go get Peter, and she skis to the hospital. But once she gets there, she learns that it’s deserted. The only people left are two nurses who are too scared to go home and learn what has happened to their own families. Every one else—including Peter—has died from the flu.

How old is Matt in life as we knew it?

Matt Evans: Miranda’s 19-year-old brother who provides for the family, collecting firewood and doing manual labor. He is looked up to by his mother and siblings (Miranda “cares desperately what he thinks of her”, despite denying it).

What is the order of the life as we knew it series?

Life As We Knew It

The Dead and The Gone

This World We Live in

The Shade of the Moon


Who is Peter in the book Life as we knew it?

The Last Survivors/Livres

What is the climax of life as we knew it?





Mrs. Nesbit

What is the resolution of life as we knew it?

Life As We Knew It/Personnages

What is the theme of life as we knew it?

Why is Miranda’s mom so angry about her leaving the food line to get Dan?

Climax: A blizzard occurs, putting the family in a very hard position. All of the family gets sick from the flu, yet Miranda saves them. They were close to dying, but Miranda found the strength and love to pull them through.

Why does Megan give away her lunchtime sandwiches?

Climax: people have died left and right (from sickness). Falling Action: Miranda went to post office (to see if her Dad sent a message). Resolution: Miranda brought food back home to family (which NEEDED it badly to survive).

What does the moon symbolize in life as we knew it?

Survival is the main theme of this story, as every person in it struggles to survive the crisis that happens when the asteroid hits the moon. At first it seems as though survival will consist of adapting to the changes in the world, and managing to hold on to enough food to last until things are sorted out again.

What things did Miranda’s family take from Mrs Nesbitt’s house?

Why was Miranda’s mother angry at her when she got the bag of food from the troopers? Miranda left the line to get Dan first, rather than not being concerned for her family. What decision about school did Miranda make without her mother? She would home school.

Does Mrs Nesbitt die?

7. Why does it bother Miranda when Megan gives away half her sandwich at lunch? Miranda is bothered by Megan giving away half her sandwich because Meganis getting really thin and that will soon make her unhealthy.

Who does Miranda’s step mother want to be godparent of her child?

Traditionally the moon often symbolizes a natural rhythm or cycle, but the moon in Life As We Knew It has been knocked off course by a dense asteroid. The moon in this novel, then, represents the opposite: uncertainty and discord.

Who is Mrs Nesbitt?

Miranda kisses her cheek, then follows the directions Mrs. Nesbitt had given her about taking her supplies. While ransacking the house, she finds a box of old baseball cards to put aside for Jonny for Christmas and chocolates for Laura. More importantly, she finds food, medicine, and others supplies.