History Literature / MoonCrashSeries

10th May '16 4:01:27 PM Theriocephalus
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* AdultFear
* AfterTheEnd
* AntiClimax

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* AfterTheEnd
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AfterTheEnd: The bulk of the novels take place after the Moon is knocked closer to the eart by an asteroid, resulting in a drastically altered climate and much more extreme weather and tides bringing down most of civilization.
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AntiClimax



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has happened, [[spoiler:Megan, Peter, and Mrs. Nesbitt have died]], it's questionable at best whether or not [[spoiler:Miranda's dad, stepmother, and half-sibling are alive]], [[spoiler:the whole family is starving]], and [[spoiler:it's clear that things will never get back to normal]], but [[spoiler:Miranda's mother and siblings are alive, Miranda herself has lived to see her 17th birthday, her whole family is getting a massive amount of food, and it genuinely looks like they're going to make it through the winter]].

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: BittersweetEnding: TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt has happened, [[spoiler:Megan, Peter, and Mrs. Nesbitt have died]], it's questionable at best whether or not [[spoiler:Miranda's dad, stepmother, and half-sibling are alive]], [[spoiler:the whole family is starving]], and [[spoiler:it's clear that things will never get back to normal]], but [[spoiler:Miranda's mother and siblings are alive, Miranda herself has lived to see her 17th birthday, her whole family is getting a massive amount of food, and it genuinely looks like they're going to make it through the winter]].



* CliffHanger
* ColonyDrop: Subverted. Earth itself suffers no direct impact.

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* CliffHanger
* ColonyDrop: Subverted. Earth itself suffers no direct impact.
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* CorruptChurch- Miranda's former best friend, Megan, turns to God after their friend dies (before the book starts). The church tells her not to eat and she [[spoiler: dies of starvation]]. It is also revealed that the priest at said church was [[spoiler: taking food from his church members]].

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* CorruptChurch- CorruptChurch: Miranda's former best friend, Megan, turns to God after their friend dies (before the book starts). The church tells her not to eat and she [[spoiler: dies of starvation]]. It is also revealed that the priest at said church was [[spoiler: taking food from his church members]].



* [[spoiler:ThePlague]]: Along with the other things going on, this happens.

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* [[spoiler:ThePlague]]: Along with the other things going on, this happens.ThePlague: Another disaster on top of everything else.



* SnowedIn

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* VisitByDivorcedDad

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* GraveRobbing- Kevin and Alex steal belongings from the dead people lying around in the city. They trade the stolen items in for cans of food.

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* GraveRobbing- GraveRobbing: Kevin and Alex steal belongings from the dead people lying around in the city. They trade the stolen items in for cans of food.



* FantasticGhetto: The grub towns, where anyone who wasn't important or didn't posses a valuable skill ends up.
8th May '15 8:44:00 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: While the president is never named, it's pretty obvious that he's supposed to be GeorgeWBush, what with Laura calling him an idiot whenever they hear of him.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: While the president is never named, it's pretty obvious that he's supposed to be GeorgeWBush, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush, what with Laura calling him an idiot whenever they hear of him.
30th Jan '15 3:18:39 PM ayjazz
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* TooDumbToLive: Even though [[spoiler: Bri]] was sickly, and had trouble walking [[spoiler: using the elevator when there are blackouts that last for days, and when there is no maintenance staff to rescue someone trapped in a stuck one was an idiotic move.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Even though [[spoiler: Bri]] was sickly, and had trouble walking walking, [[spoiler: using the elevator when there are blackouts that last for days, and when there is no maintenance staff to rescue someone trapped in a stuck one was an idiotic move.]]
27th Jan '15 4:22:50 PM ayjazz
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* TooDumbToLive: Even though [[spoiler: Bri]] was sickly, and had trouble walking [[spoiler: using the elevator when there are blackouts that last for days, and when there is no maintenance staff to rescue someone trapped in a stuck one.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Even though [[spoiler: Bri]] was sickly, and had trouble walking [[spoiler: using the elevator when there are blackouts that last for days, and when there is no maintenance staff to rescue someone trapped in a stuck one.one was an idiotic move.]]
27th Jan '15 4:22:13 PM ayjazz
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* TooDumbToLive: Even though [[spoiler: Bri]] was sickly, and had trouble walking [[spoiler: using the elevator when there are blackouts that last for days, and when there is no maintenance staff to rescue someone trapped in a stuck one.]]
4th Sep '14 4:44:59 PM NKfloofiepoof
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* ''The Shade of the Moon'' Miranda's brother, Jon, lives with his step mother and half brother in a city populated by those with skills that helped them whether TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, while dealing with old guilt and the knowledge that most of his family is forced to live in the slums for those who aren't as useful.

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* ''The Shade of the Moon'' Miranda's brother, Jon, lives with his step mother and half brother in a city populated by those with skills that helped them whether weather TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, while dealing with old guilt and the knowledge that most of his family is forced to live in the slums for those who aren't as useful.
1st Jan '14 3:24:45 PM hujwernoo
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* RobbingTheDead: How Alex supports his family.


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** RobbingTheDead: Julie is appropriately horrified when a man [[DrivenToSuicide falls to the sidewalk]] right in front of them and Alex immediately starts looking for valuables when the man isn't even dead yet.
29th Oct '13 11:32:19 PM serpentchan
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* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Miranda kills Julie in her sleep once her neck is broken in the storm, her brother is missing, and the family isn't sure how they're going to survive in the aftermath of the tornado.]]
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Julie breaks her neck and is quietly smothered.]]



* [[spoiler:DateRapeAverted]]: [[spoiler: Jon tried to have sex with Julie before she broke her neck, and the injury resulted from her fleeing him. He tries to justify it by saying it would have been a NearRapeExperience if she'd only made it clear she didn't want it, but in the flashback he pretty blatantly ignores that she didn't, and insists on believing she was only afraid of what Alex would think.]]

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* [[spoiler:DateRapeAverted]]: DateRapeAverted: [[spoiler: Jon tried to have sex with Julie before she broke her neck, and the injury resulted from her fleeing him. him.]] He tries to justify it by saying it would have been a NearRapeExperience if she'd only made it clear she didn't want it, but in the flashback he pretty blatantly ignores that she didn't, and insists on believing she was only afraid of what [[spoiler: Alex would think.]]


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* FromBadToWorse: Things are disfunctional, but bearable for most prior to the soccer game with White Birch. When Tyler takes advantage of one of the grub players suddenly dying to unfairly win the first game the enclave had a chance of losing, a riot breaks out, resulting in the deaths and disappearances of several hundred people. [[spoiler:Laura is among them.]]


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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Laura is hung in front of the White Birch school and shot when she tries to keep her students from being taken away after the riot. Lisa later shoots herself and leaves a suicide note with false information to keep anyone else from being suspected when they steal Miranda's baby back.]]
29th Oct '13 11:20:38 PM serpentchan
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* ChildlessDystopia: While teens and older children are thriving now, there are a lot of people who didn't survive the initial chaos of the moon changing orbit. The current living conditions in the country also reduced a lot of peoples odds of conceiving. Gabe is one of the few small children in the enclave, and Miranda is one of the only pregnant girls for miles. Lisa worries that she may be booted from the enclave just because someone who wants a child expects her to leave Gabe with someone who could provide for him, and [[spoiler:Miranda is told her child died within minutes of it's birth so it could be given to a influential family that couldn't conceive.]]
28th Oct '13 10:51:19 PM serpentchan
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The author of this series says she was inspired to write the first book in the Moon Crash Series, ''Life As We Knew It'', by watching ''Film/{{Meteor}}''. She says "it got [her] thinking about how the people who have the most to lose if [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world comes to an end]] are kids" and wanted to write about how kids would cope with this particular scenario. She later followed up on ''Life As We Knew It'' with ''The Dead and the Gone'', told from the point of view of Alex Morales, a young Puerto Rican teenager living in New York City dealing with the meteor strike. There is now a third book in the series, ''This World We Live In'', which brings Miranda and Alex together.

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The author of this series says she was inspired to write the first book in the Moon Crash Series, ''Life As We Knew It'', by watching ''Film/{{Meteor}}''. She says "it got [her] thinking about how the people who have the most to lose if [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt the world comes to an end]] are kids" and wanted to write about how kids would cope with this particular scenario. She later followed up on ''Life As We Knew It'' with ''The There are three other book in there series, which are:

*''The
Dead and the Gone'', told from the point of view of Alex Morales, a young Puerto Rican teenager living in New York City dealing with the meteor strike. There is now a third book Both his parents are immediately killed in the series, ''This incident, and it's up to him to protect his two sisters and find the food to support them.
*''This
World We Live In'', which brings where Miranda is reunited with her father and step mother, who have brought Alex together.
with them. The two get together while dealing with the stresses of survival, and toy with the idea of moving to a recovered city.
*''The Shade of the Moon'' Miranda's brother, Jon, lives with his step mother and half brother in a city populated by those with skills that helped them whether TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, while dealing with old guilt and the knowledge that most of his family is forced to live in the slums for those who aren't as useful.
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