Life as We Knew It - Chapters 19-21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 19-21 Summary

Miranda wakes up to find that her mother is sick and Jonny is delirious with fever. Matt tries to stand up but sways and has to sit down again. Miranda is the only one who is still well, so she goes to the hospital to get help. However, at the hospital Miranda only finds two nurses, who tell her that everyone else is dead, including Peter. They explain that it is a bad strain of flu, and all she can do is give her family food and fluids and let it run its course. Miranda returns home and tries to look after her family.

One night Miranda wakes up coughing and realizes that the wood stove has backfired. She remembers that smoke inhalation can kill and quickly takes blankets into the kitchen. Then she and Matt drag Jonny and their mom...

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