This is the second book in the series, the first being Life As We Know It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. In this second book, Miranda and her family have survived one year of their life changing event (the moon being knocked closer to the Earth). They are still struggling to survive and find food. Miranda's dad, his new wife and baby finally come home, bringing three strangers with them. The eleven people all struggle to make it through the day, but life gets tougher when a tornado strikes.