While I was reading this and for a few days after I finished I kept looking into the sky to see how big the moon was. A great sign of the book's greatness.Life As We Knew It is definitely on of my favorite novels. It was just so realistic and believable, the characters were easy to relate to and well developed. I loved all the descriptions of the things that happened. The tension between family members was compelling and believable. I was really drawn into the events of the story. When the family got sick, I was really worried, and then when they get food at the end after they survive the winter, I felt happy for them. So a great book, I would recommend to everyone.