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Maureen Johnson (1) (1973–)

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Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1973. She received an undergraduate degree in writing from the University of Delaware and a MFA in writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. After college and before graduate school, she was the literary manager of a vis mere Philadelphia theater company. Her first book, The Key to the Golden Firebird, was published in 2004. Her other works include 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Devilish, Suite Scarlett, The Last Little Blue Envelope, and the Shades of London series. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Author Maureen Johnson at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84646855


Værker af Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes (2005) 3,788 eksemplarer
Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances (2008) — Bidragyder — 3,515 eksemplarer
The Bane Chronicles (2013) 2,749 eksemplarer
The Name of the Star (2011) 2,299 eksemplarer
Truly Devious (2018) 1,976 eksemplarer
Suite Scarlett (2008) 1,187 eksemplarer
The Bermudez Triangle (2004) 1,013 eksemplarer
The Vanishing Stair (2019) 963 eksemplarer
The Last Little Blue Envelope (2011) 907 eksemplarer
The Madness Underneath (2013) 848 eksemplarer
The Hand on the Wall (2020) 828 eksemplarer
Devilish (2006) 801 eksemplarer
Girl at Sea (2007) 702 eksemplarer
The Box in the Woods (2021) 542 eksemplarer
The Shadow Cabinet (2015) 499 eksemplarer
The Key to the Golden Firebird (2004) 499 eksemplarer
Scarlett Fever (2010) 399 eksemplarer
Nine Liars (2022) 292 eksemplarer
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Redaktør — 157 eksemplarer
The Boy in the Smoke (2014) 129 eksemplarer
The Whitechapel Fiend (2015) 119 eksemplarer
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles (2018) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
The Fiery Trial (2015) 97 eksemplarer
The Runaway Queen (2013) 93 eksemplarer
Hello, Cruel Heart (2021) 80 eksemplarer
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (2013) 58 eksemplarer
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort (2013) 56 eksemplarer
The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (2014) 43 eksemplarer
A Deeper Love (2018) 31 eksemplarer
A Study in Sink 3 eksemplarer
Death at Morning House (2024) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (2016) — Bidragyder — 1,613 eksemplarer
Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010) — Bidragyder — 1,299 eksemplarer
The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe (2016) — Forord — 446 eksemplarer
Vacations from Hell (2009) — Bidragyder — 312 eksemplarer
Who's a Good Boy? (2019) — Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
Who Done It? (2013) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
New York, New York, USA
University of Delaware
Columbia University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Queen of Teen (2012)
Kate Schafer Testerman (Daphne Unfeasible)
Kort biografi
Maureen Johnson (born February 16, 1973) is an American author of young adult fiction. Her published novels include 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Name of the Star, Truly Devious, and Suite Scarlett. Among Johnson's works are collaborative efforts such as Let It Snow, a holiday romance novel of interwoven stories co-written with John Green and Lauren Myracle, and a series of novellas found in anthologies The Bane Chronicles, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, and Ghosts of the Shadow Market.

Johnson was born in Philadelphia and attended an all-girl Catholic preparatory high school. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 1995 with a degree in English. Johnson later worked variously as literary manager of a Philadelphia theater company, a waitress in a theme restaurant, a secretary, a bartender in Piccadilly, and an occasional performer in New York City. She studied both writing and theatrical dramaturgy at Columbia University, where she received her MFA in Writing.

Johnson's debut novel The Key to the Golden Firebird was published in May 2004 by HarperTeen. Centered around themes of grief and resilience and set in the suburbs of Philadelphia a year after his passing, the novel depicts three sisters of different age as they individually process and come to understand their father's death, and their paths ahead. The Key to the Golden Firebird entered the market during a resurgence of popular interest in the young adult fiction genre. In 2005, it received starred reviews from both School Library Journal and Booklist.



Skimmed most of it. Didn't really draw me in, but---while I read a lot of LGBT YA novels---I'm not exactly the target audience. So whatever.
caedocyon | 32 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
I really hated this book, but after reading the reviews and finding out it's the second in a series, it makes more sense. I'm going to go read the first one, and then I might change my review.
mjphillips | 41 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
Not gonna say this was perfect but I sure read it fast (in bed in one sitting late into the night). Was wrong about the killer at the end of the last book, but IMO it didn't quite play fair---I'm still pretty sure it could have been the person I expected up until Stevie revealed it wasn't. Not a great fan of "the accused offed themself, justice is done" as a conclusion.

I'm also wondering about some of the other details --- how did Stevie know about the existence of the trunk at all? It's not obvious from the premises. Was it explained somewhere else why the person who opened the trunk was the only person to do so? Knocking 315 doors in a day is like... 12 hours of work. Some typos in the ebook. But hey, it still carries you along.… (mere)
caedocyon | 35 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
Liked this better than #1; the pacing was more even. Still not very interested in love-interest!boy, but at least he does more interesting things in this one. It made me think about what we consider "acting crazy" to look like, and why that doesn't ever seem look like real mental illness. I'm sure Johnson is going to go there, because realistic portrayal of anxiety is a running theme.

J. should be my favorite character but she's given more Quirky And/Or Narratively Useful Traits than feelings or conflicts. Nate and other!love-interest!boy get a lot more.

The mystery does play fair in this, more than in the previous I think. I had gotten as far as guessing Ellie was still on the grounds somewhere, but I figured she was being hidden by someone, not dead. It only took me a bit at the end to realize Larry is responsible for Ellie's death (cover up for Hayes) and also set the fire (more cover up, this time related to receiving Alice's trust); I'm not yet sure why he targeted Hayes in the first place.
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caedocyon | 41 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |



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