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Susan Beth Pfeffer

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About the Author

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, näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Life as We Knew It (2006) 5,197 kappaletta
The Dead and the Gone (2008) 2,293 kappaletta
This World We Live In (2010) 1,571 kappaletta
The Shade of the Moon (2013) 527 kappaletta
Kid Power (1977) 440 kappaletta
The Year Without Michael (1987) 199 kappaletta
Blood Wounds (2011) 180 kappaletta
Meg's Story (1997) 145 kappaletta
Twice Taken (1994) 89 kappaletta
Pizza Puzzle (1996) 82 kappaletta
Friendship Pact (1986) 80 kappaletta
Kid Power Strikes Back (1984) 59 kappaletta
Jo Makes a Friend (1998) 47 kappaletta
Turning Thirteen (1988) 47 kappaletta
The Life As We Knew It Collection (2015) 45 kappaletta
Nobody's Daughter (1995) 41 kappaletta
About David (1980) 40 kappaletta
Just Between Us (1980) 40 kappaletta
Meg Makes a Friend (1998) 39 kappaletta
Beth Makes a Friend (1998) 39 kappaletta
Courage, Dana (1983) 38 kappaletta
Birthday Wishes (1999) 32 kappaletta
A Gift for Amy (1999) 31 kappaletta
Amy Makes a Friend (1998) 30 kappaletta
Dear Dad, Love Laurie (1989) 29 kappaletta
A Gift for Beth (1999) 26 kappaletta
A Gift for Meg (1999) 26 kappaletta
Starring Peter and Leigh (1979) 24 kappaletta
A Gift for Jo (1999) 23 kappaletta
Most Precious Blood (1991) 23 kappaletta
Who Were They Really? (1999) 22 kappaletta
Ghostly Tales (2000) 22 kappaletta
Justice for Emily (1997) 22 kappaletta
Fantasy Summer (1984) 22 kappaletta
Truth or Dare (1984) 20 kappaletta
Just Morgan (1970) 20 kappaletta
Sybil at Sixteen (1989) 19 kappaletta
Family of Strangers (1992) 18 kappaletta
The Riddle Streak (1993) 18 kappaletta
Evvie at Sixteen (1988) 17 kappaletta
Thea at Sixteen (1988) 16 kappaletta
Claire at Sixteen (1989) 15 kappaletta
Rewind to Yesterday (1988) 15 kappaletta
Starting With Melodie (1982) 14 kappaletta
Meg at Sixteen (1990) 13 kappaletta
Make Believe (1993) 12 kappaletta
Twin Surprises (1991) 12 kappaletta
The Ring of Truth (1993) 12 kappaletta
Marly the Kid (1978) 10 kappaletta
Future Forward (1989) 9 kappaletta
Beauty Queen (1977) 9 kappaletta
A Matter of Principle (1982) 8 kappaletta
Getting Even (1986) 7 kappaletta
Paper Dolls (1984) 7 kappaletta
Head of the Class (1989) 6 kappaletta
Hard Times High (1986) 6 kappaletta
Awful Evelina (1979) 5 kappaletta
Twin Troubles (1994) 5 kappaletta
April Upstairs (1990) 5 kappaletta
The Trouble with Wishes (1996) 5 kappaletta
Better Than All Right (1972) 5 kappaletta
Devil's Den (1998) 4 kappaletta
On the Move (1985) 4 kappaletta
Wanting It All (1985) 4 kappaletta
Darcy Downstairs (1990) 4 kappaletta
Sara Kate Saves the World (1995) 4 kappaletta
Love Scenes (1986) 3 kappaletta
Prime Time (1985) 3 kappaletta
Take Two and...Rolling! (1988) 3 kappaletta
Sara Kate, Superkid (1994) 2 kappaletta
Rainbows & Fireworks (2015) 2 kappaletta
Whatever Words You Want to Hear (2015) 2 kappaletta
Make Me a Star (1987) 1 kappale
Spurred Ambition 1 kappale

Associated Works

After (2012) — Avustaja — 342 kappaletta
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
Connections (1989) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta

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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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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omarhussain125 | 111 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
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kevinkevbo | 399 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
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SassyCassi | Jun 28, 2023 |



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