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Susan Beth Pfeffer

Autor/a de Life as We Knew It

84+ obres 12,653 Membres 761 Ressenyes 12 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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, mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life as We Knew It (2006) 5,251 exemplars
The Dead and the Gone (2008) 2,319 exemplars
This World We Live In (2010) 1,586 exemplars
The Shade of the Moon (2013) 542 exemplars
Kid Power (1977) 445 exemplars
The Year Without Michael (1987) 199 exemplars
Blood Wounds (2011) 179 exemplars
Meg's Story (1997) 147 exemplars
Twice Taken (1994) 87 exemplars
Friendship Pact (1986) 82 exemplars
Pizza Puzzle (1996) 82 exemplars
Kid Power Strikes Back (1984) 59 exemplars
Turning Thirteen (1988) 47 exemplars
Jo Makes a Friend (1998) 47 exemplars
Nobody's Daughter (1995) 41 exemplars
About David (1980) 41 exemplars
Just Between Us (1980) 40 exemplars
Beth Makes a Friend (1998) 40 exemplars
Courage, Dana (1983) 39 exemplars
Meg Makes a Friend (1998) 39 exemplars
Birthday Wishes (1999) 32 exemplars
A Gift for Amy (1999) 31 exemplars
Amy Makes a Friend (1998) 30 exemplars
Dear Dad, Love Laurie (1989) 29 exemplars
A Gift for Beth (1999) 26 exemplars
A Gift for Meg (1999) 26 exemplars
Starring Peter and Leigh (1979) 24 exemplars
A Gift for Jo (1999) 23 exemplars
Most Precious Blood (1991) 23 exemplars
Justice for Emily (1997) 22 exemplars
Who Were They Really? (1999) 22 exemplars
Ghostly Tales (2000) 22 exemplars
Fantasy Summer (1984) 22 exemplars
Truth or Dare (1984) 20 exemplars
Just Morgan (1970) 20 exemplars
Sybil at Sixteen (1989) 19 exemplars
Family of Strangers (1992) 18 exemplars
Evvie at Sixteen (1988) 18 exemplars
The Riddle Streak (1993) 18 exemplars
Thea at Sixteen (1988) 16 exemplars
Claire at Sixteen (1989) 15 exemplars
Rewind to Yesterday (1988) 15 exemplars
Starting With Melodie (1982) 14 exemplars
Meg at Sixteen (1990) 13 exemplars
The Ring of Truth (1993) 12 exemplars
Make Believe (1993) 12 exemplars
Marly the Kid (1978) 11 exemplars
Twin Surprises (1991) 11 exemplars
Future Forward (1989) 9 exemplars
Beauty Queen (1977) 9 exemplars
A Matter of Principle (1982) 8 exemplars
Getting Even (1986) 7 exemplars
Paper Dolls (1984) 7 exemplars
Hard Times High (1986) 6 exemplars
Head of the Class (1989) 6 exemplars
Better Than All Right (1972) 5 exemplars
The Trouble with Wishes (1996) 5 exemplars
Awful Evelina (1979) 5 exemplars
Sara Kate Saves the World (1995) 4 exemplars
Twin Troubles (1994) 4 exemplars
April Upstairs (1990) 4 exemplars
Wanting It All (1985) 4 exemplars
Devil's Den (1998) 4 exemplars
On the Move (1985) 4 exemplars
Take Two and...Rolling! (1988) 3 exemplars
Love Scenes (1986) 3 exemplars
Darcy Downstairs (1990) 3 exemplars
Prime Time (1985) 3 exemplars
Sara Kate, Superkid (1994) 2 exemplars
Rainbows & Fireworks (2015) 2 exemplars
Spurred Ambition 1 exemplars
Make Me a Star (1987) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

After (2012) — Col·laborador — 343 exemplars
Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers (1999) — Col·laborador — 316 exemplars
Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults (1985) — Col·laborador — 160 exemplars
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
Connections (1989) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
New York University
writer of children's and young adult fiction




I stayed up until two this morning to finish this book, and then I couldn’t sleep thinking about what would really happen if the moon was knocked out of its orbit by an asteroid. Would tidal waves (not tsunamis, they’re caused by seaquakes) really get big enough to wash out the Hawaiian Islands and West Coast? Would I, a single person with little or no resources, be a survivor? Would it bring out the worst in humanity? By far, this is the most depressing YA book I have read yet.
mimo | Hi ha 401 ressenyes més | Dec 18, 2023 |
The premise was interesting, and carried me through the end of the book. But the protagonist didn't seem to really struggle with anything that was happening to her. Every time some obstacle appeared in her life, it was resolved with no glitches or lasting complications. There was no hamartia or irony or twist to make the narrator's relationship with the global collapse interesting beyond the snooze inducing "anyone would be upset if this was happening to the planet" (except, is she even upset?)

A set of dangerous diseases somehow traverses the Atlantic ocean without any human travel. The protagonist learns about the danger, does the teenager thing of saying that she'll be fine and disregards the new rules that are meant to keep her alive. I expect consequences for that kind of decision making.

Without repercussions for bad choices, a post-apocalyptic story can take on the air of text in a cereal box puzzle.
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iothemoon | Hi ha 401 ressenyes més | Sep 27, 2023 |
In this book the some people can never live a new place and whether change because they never survive and they dead.
omarhussain125 | Hi ha 112 ressenyes més | Aug 23, 2023 |



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