This World We Live In is Susan Beth Pfeffer's third book in her The Last Survivors series. This book brings the characters of the first two books together into one place. Miranda's dad returns to her house with his wife, new baby and three strangers (to Miranda - Alex and Julie from the second book, The Dead and the Gone for the rest of us). Life is already near impossible for Miranda and her family before her dad brings the extra mouths to feed. Despite her initial dislike of Alex, Miranda can't help falling in love with him. But can Miranda make the decisions that could change not only her life but also the lives of her family and everyone she loves?
OK, I love these books. Once I start them, I can't stop reading them. I find myself truly vested in these characters. I cry, I laugh, I fear for them. I recommend these books to everybody I know or come in contact with. They're fabulous. Also, they have really beautiful covers.