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Susan Beth Pfeffer

Forfatter af Life as We Knew It

86+ Værker 12,901 Medlemmer 761 Anmeldelser 12 Favorited

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Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in New York City in 1948, and grew up in the city and its nearby suburbs. At the age of six, when her father wrote and published a book, Pfeffer decided she, too, wanted to be a writer; that year, she wrote her first story. She didn't write her first published book, vis mere until much later. Just Morgan, a young adult novel, was written during her final semester at New York University, and published the following year. Since then, Pfeffer has been a full-time writer for young people. She has won numerous awards and citations for her work, which ranges from picture books to middle-grade and young-adult novels and includes both contemporary and historical fiction. Her young adult novel About David was awarded the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award. Her young adult novel The Year Without Michael, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and winner of the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, was named by the American Library Association as one of the hundred best books for teenagers written between 1968-1993. Pfeffer has also written a book for adults on writing for children. She has written over 60 books for children and young adults. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life as We Knew It (2006) 5,325 eksemplarer, 403 anmeldelser
The Dead and the Gone (2008) 2,359 eksemplarer, 163 anmeldelser
This World We Live In (2010) 1,619 eksemplarer, 113 anmeldelser
The Shade of the Moon (2013) 559 eksemplarer, 40 anmeldelser
Kid Power (1977) 463 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
The Year Without Michael (1987) 201 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Blood Wounds (2011) 180 eksemplarer, 16 anmeldelser
Meg's Story (1997) 150 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Twice Taken (1994) 88 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Pizza Puzzle (1996) 85 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Friendship Pact (1986) 83 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
What Do You Do When Your Mouth Won't Open? (1981) 60 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Kid Power Strikes Back (1984) 59 eksemplarer
The Life As We Knew It Collection (2015) 48 eksemplarer
Jo Makes a Friend (1998) 47 eksemplarer
Turning Thirteen (1988) 46 eksemplarer
Just Between Us (1980) 44 eksemplarer
Nobody's Daughter (1995) 43 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
About David (1980) 42 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Beth Makes a Friend (1998) 40 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Courage, Dana (1983) 40 eksemplarer
Meg Makes a Friend (1998) 39 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Birthday Wishes (1999) 34 eksemplarer
A Gift for Amy (1999) 31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Amy Makes a Friend (1998) 30 eksemplarer
Dear Dad, Love Laurie (1989) 30 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
A Gift for Meg (1999) 29 eksemplarer
A Gift for Beth (1999) 26 eksemplarer
Justice for Emily (1997) 24 eksemplarer
Starring Peter and Leigh (1979) 24 eksemplarer
A Gift for Jo (1999) 23 eksemplarer
Fantasy Summer (1984) 23 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Most Precious Blood (1991) 23 eksemplarer
Ghostly Tales (2000) 22 eksemplarer
Who Were They Really? (1999) 22 eksemplarer
Truth or Dare (1984) 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Just Morgan (1970) 20 eksemplarer
The Riddle Streak (1993) 19 eksemplarer
Sybil at Sixteen (1989) 19 eksemplarer
Evvie at Sixteen (1988) 19 eksemplarer
Family of Strangers (1992) 17 eksemplarer
Thea at Sixteen (1988) 16 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Rewind to Yesterday (1988) 15 eksemplarer
Claire at Sixteen (1989) 15 eksemplarer
Starting With Melodie (1982) 14 eksemplarer
Meg at Sixteen (1990) 13 eksemplarer
Life As We Knew It 12 eksemplarer
The Ring of Truth (1993) 12 eksemplarer
Twin Surprises (1991) 12 eksemplarer
Make Believe (1993) 12 eksemplarer
Marly the Kid (1978) 11 eksemplarer
Future Forward (1989) 9 eksemplarer
Beauty Queen (1977) 9 eksemplarer
A Matter of Principle (1982) 8 eksemplarer
Paper Dolls (1984) 7 eksemplarer
Getting Even (1986) 7 eksemplarer
Head of the Class (1989) 6 eksemplarer
Hard Times High (1986) 6 eksemplarer
Better Than All Right (1972) 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Trouble with Wishes (1996) 5 eksemplarer
Awful Evelina (1979) 5 eksemplarer
Devil's Den (1998) 4 eksemplarer
Sara Kate Saves the World (1995) 4 eksemplarer
Twin Troubles (1994) 4 eksemplarer
On the Move (1985) 4 eksemplarer
Wanting It All (1985) 4 eksemplarer
April Upstairs (1990) 4 eksemplarer
Take Two and...Rolling! (1988) 3 eksemplarer
Prime Time (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Darcy Downstairs (1990) 3 eksemplarer
Love Scenes (1986) 3 eksemplarer
Sara Kate, Superkid (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Rainbows & Fireworks (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Whatever Words You Want to Hear (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Make Me a Star (1987) 1 eksemplar
Spurred Ambition 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

After (2012) — Bidragyder — 345 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers (1999) — Bidragyder — 320 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults (1985) — Bidragyder — 161 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
With All My Heart, With All My Mind: Thirteen Stories About Growing Up Jewish (1999) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Connections (1989) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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Very bad ending - unless the writer intends to come back with a book 4...
This has been a pretty erie read - the first two were more powerful than this one... Alex almost didn't hold his character together - Julie was different too... you get the feeling that the writer was tired of writing about this and was just trying to get it done...
there is a story there - and I'm glad I read it - it is worth reading to get some kind of closure on the beginning -
but there was no closure to the story...… (mere)
asl4u | 112 andre anmeldelser | Jul 21, 2024 |
Very interesting book to read during a snowstorm... good writing - its hard for me to look outside at the clouds.
asl4u | 402 andre anmeldelser | Jul 21, 2024 |
I’ve had this ARC on my shelf for a while now. I couldn’t bring myself to read something that seemed so heavy. But after picking it up I realized that it wasn’t as heavy as I thought it would be. Willa is really your average teenager of a blended family. Her mother, stepfather and stepsisters all seem like one big happy family; until the new that Willa’s father killed his wife and two of his three daughters. Everyone thinks that “Budge” is on his way to Willa and her mother, though they aren’t sure what for.

We go on the journey with Willa as she heads to the place where she was born to attend the funerals of the sisters she never knew. With so much of that part of her past not remembered, since she was like 4 when her mother got them out, it is hard for her to be there. She wants to know what her father was like in the years that she didn’t know him and while there she meets the older brother that she doesn’t remember having.
Back home after the funerals, Willa realizes that things aren’t as perfect and “happy” as she thought. Everything is changing and Willa seems to be getting the short end of the stick as always. When Willa is informed that she has the chance to accept an inheritance she isn’t really sure what to do. In the end I believe she made the right decision and I was happy with the way the book ended.
… (mere)
chaoticmel | 15 andre anmeldelser | May 18, 2024 |



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