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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 näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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


Tekijän teokset

13 Little Blue Envelopes (2005) 3,811 kappaletta
Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances (2008) — Avustaja — 3,568 kappaletta
The Bane Chronicles (2013) 2,832 kappaletta
The Name of the Star (2011) 2,311 kappaletta
Truly Devious (2018) 2,036 kappaletta
Suite Scarlett (2008) 1,188 kappaletta
The Bermudez Triangle (2004) 1,015 kappaletta
The Vanishing Stair (2019) 997 kappaletta
The Last Little Blue Envelope (2011) 915 kappaletta
The Madness Underneath (2013) 854 kappaletta
The Hand on the Wall (2020) 853 kappaletta
Devilish (2006) 802 kappaletta
Girl at Sea (2007) 704 kappaletta
The Box in the Woods (2021) 563 kappaletta
The Shadow Cabinet (2015) 503 kappaletta
The Key to the Golden Firebird (2004) 501 kappaletta
Scarlett Fever (2010) 399 kappaletta
Nine Liars (2022) 312 kappaletta
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Toimittaja — 166 kappaletta
The Boy in the Smoke (2014) 132 kappaletta
The Whitechapel Fiend (2015) 119 kappaletta
The Fiery Trial (2015) 97 kappaletta
The Runaway Queen (2013) 94 kappaletta
Hello, Cruel Heart (2021) 82 kappaletta
The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (2013) 59 kappaletta
The Fall of the Hotel Dumort (2013) 57 kappaletta
The Voicemail of Magnus Bane (2014) 43 kappaletta
A Deeper Love (2018) 31 kappaletta
Death at Morning House (2024) 5 kappaletta
A Study in Sink 3 kappaletta

Associated Works

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (2016) — Avustaja — 1,672 kappaletta
Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010) — Avustaja — 1,309 kappaletta
The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe (2016) — Esipuhe — 453 kappaletta
Vacations from Hell (2009) — Avustaja — 314 kappaletta
Who's a Good Boy? (2019) — Avustaja — 165 kappaletta
Who Done It? (2013) — Avustaja — 136 kappaletta

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
New York, New York, USA
University of Delaware
Columbia University
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Queen of Teen (2012)
Kate Schafer Testerman (Daphne Unfeasible)
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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.



I really love Maureen Johnson's books and I love how this one is both very like Truly Devious (historical wealth informing a present mystery) and not (a whole new cast of characters, this time even more queer forward). I also just adore how so many of her characters are awkward and blunt about it -- it feels incredible relatable to me, and leads to some truly hilarious inner dialogue. Marlowe Wexler is another spectacular leading figure, and I just really enjoyed this book. Twisty to the end!

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jennybeast | Apr 17, 2024 |
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.
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caedocyon | 32 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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mjphillips | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 23, 2024 |



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