The Dead and the Gone - Susan Beth Pfeffer After I finsihed the first book I was anxious to see how Miranda and her family were doing, and how the world was coping, but instead I was given this. I don't understand why the second book in a "trilogy" has NO story progression at all. This entire book could have been added to the first as a different POV, and spared me the annoyance of reading this. It could have been a stand alone. It went over the exact same events, but it wasn't as nerve wracking for some reason. I want to read the last in the "trilogy" just so I feel that I have SOME kind of resolution, but I'm so annoyed that I wasted my money on this that I'm not sure if I want to even bother reading the last book.