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Susan Beth Pfeffer

Författare till Life as We Knew It

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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, visa mer 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) visa färre


Verk av Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life as We Knew It (2006) 5,197 exemplar
The Dead and the Gone (2008) 2,293 exemplar
This World We Live In (2010) 1,571 exemplar
The Shade of the Moon (2013) 527 exemplar
Kid Power (1977) 440 exemplar
The Year Without Michael (1987) 199 exemplar
Blood Wounds (2011) 180 exemplar
Meg's Story (1997) 145 exemplar
Twice Taken (1994) 89 exemplar
Pizza Puzzle (1996) 82 exemplar
Friendship Pact (1986) 80 exemplar
Kid Power Strikes Back (1984) 59 exemplar
Jo Makes a Friend (1998) 47 exemplar
Turning Thirteen (1988) 47 exemplar
Nobody's Daughter (1995) 41 exemplar
About David (1980) 40 exemplar
Just Between Us (1980) 40 exemplar
Meg Makes a Friend (1998) 39 exemplar
Beth Makes a Friend (1998) 39 exemplar
Courage, Dana (1983) 38 exemplar
Birthday Wishes (1999) 32 exemplar
A Gift for Amy (1999) 31 exemplar
Amy Makes a Friend (1998) 30 exemplar
Dear Dad, Love Laurie (1989) 29 exemplar
A Gift for Beth (1999) 26 exemplar
A Gift for Meg (1999) 26 exemplar
Starring Peter and Leigh (1979) 24 exemplar
A Gift for Jo (1999) 23 exemplar
Most Precious Blood (1991) 23 exemplar
Who Were They Really? (1999) 22 exemplar
Ghostly Tales (2000) 22 exemplar
Justice for Emily (1997) 22 exemplar
Fantasy Summer (1984) 22 exemplar
Truth or Dare (1984) 20 exemplar
Just Morgan (1970) 20 exemplar
Sybil at Sixteen (1989) 19 exemplar
Family of Strangers (1992) 18 exemplar
The Riddle Streak (1993) 18 exemplar
Evvie at Sixteen (1988) 17 exemplar
Thea at Sixteen (1988) 16 exemplar
Claire at Sixteen (1989) 15 exemplar
Rewind to Yesterday (1988) 15 exemplar
Starting With Melodie (1982) 14 exemplar
Meg at Sixteen (1990) 13 exemplar
Make Believe (1993) 12 exemplar
Twin Surprises (1991) 12 exemplar
The Ring of Truth (1993) 12 exemplar
Marly the Kid (1978) 10 exemplar
Future Forward (1989) 9 exemplar
Beauty Queen (1977) 9 exemplar
A Matter of Principle (1982) 8 exemplar
Getting Even (1986) 7 exemplar
Paper Dolls (1984) 7 exemplar
Head of the Class (1989) 6 exemplar
Hard Times High (1986) 6 exemplar
Awful Evelina (1979) 5 exemplar
Twin Troubles (1994) 5 exemplar
April Upstairs (1990) 5 exemplar
The Trouble with Wishes (1996) 5 exemplar
Better Than All Right (1972) 5 exemplar
Devil's Den (1998) 4 exemplar
On the Move (1985) 4 exemplar
Wanting It All (1985) 4 exemplar
Darcy Downstairs (1990) 4 exemplar
Sara Kate Saves the World (1995) 4 exemplar
Love Scenes (1986) 3 exemplar
Prime Time (1985) 3 exemplar
Take Two and...Rolling! (1988) 3 exemplar
Sara Kate, Superkid (1994) 2 exemplar
Rainbows & Fireworks (2015) 2 exemplar
Make Me a Star (1987) 1 exemplar
Spurred Ambition 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

After (2012) — Bidragsgivare — 342 exemplar
Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 314 exemplar
Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults (1985) — Bidragsgivare — 160 exemplar
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 70 exemplar
Connections (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar


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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 | 399 andra recensioner | 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 | 111 andra recensioner | Aug 23, 2023 |
A fairly interesting story about the terrible effects the earth and its inhabitants experience after a meteor strikes the moon. With the moon being throw off its regular orbit the earth suffers terrible consequences, which a brave 16 year old girl describes in her journal. I immediately got behind this girl and her family and it was sad reading how she and her family gradually descended to the point of near death. But I was in no way pleased with the happy ending. It came out of nowhere and just didn't ring true.… (mer)
kevinkevbo | 399 andra recensioner | Jul 14, 2023 |
I loved all of the "At Sixteen" books when I was younger, maybe 12 years old. They all kind of stuck with me and I re-read them later in my 20's. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
SassyCassi | Jun 28, 2023 |



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