The Dead and the Gone is the sequel to Life as we Knew it. The story follows Alex Morales and his family during their experience in New York City after the moon changes course. Reading the first book in the series had me flipping the pages. However, reading it from a different perspective did not leave me as engaged. I was interested to learn about how others fared during the problem but I found some of it to be repetitive. I'm currently reading the third book in the series, This World we Live in and enjoying that the characters from both books have met.