After the way The Dead and the Gone ended, it made sense to move straight on to This World We Live In. We're now back with Miranda and back with the epistolary novel, as I prefer. But honestly, I'm not too sure what I thought of this one. On one hand I couldn't put it down - on the other, it seemed like nothing happened, and I got so annoyed with Matt, Miranda's mother and Alex. Sheesh, guys!I don't really like open endings, but I can understand the need for one here - something had to happen for the series to move on, without being stuck in the same place all the time. It does seem to be getting a bit "Gone"'ish though (series by Michael Grant) in that the ultimate resolution is still denied us. I wonder how many books Susan Pfeffer has planned - I know there's at least one more, coming out in 2012.