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Susan Beth Pfeffer

Autor(a) de Life as We Knew It

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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, mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos


Obras por Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life as We Knew It (2006) 5,245 exemplares
The Dead and the Gone (2008) 2,316 exemplares
This World We Live In (2010) 1,585 exemplares
The Shade of the Moon (2013) 541 exemplares
Kid Power (1977) 445 exemplares
The Year Without Michael (1987) 199 exemplares
Blood Wounds (2011) 179 exemplares
Meg's Story (1997) 147 exemplares
Twice Taken (1994) 87 exemplares
Friendship Pact (1986) 82 exemplares
Pizza Puzzle (1996) 82 exemplares
Kid Power Strikes Back (1984) 59 exemplares
Turning Thirteen (1988) 47 exemplares
Jo Makes a Friend (1998) 47 exemplares
The Life As We Knew It Collection (2015) 45 exemplares
Nobody's Daughter (1995) 41 exemplares
About David (1980) 41 exemplares
Just Between Us (1980) 40 exemplares
Beth Makes a Friend (1998) 40 exemplares
Courage, Dana (1983) 39 exemplares
Meg Makes a Friend (1998) 39 exemplares
Birthday Wishes (1999) 32 exemplares
A Gift for Amy (1999) 31 exemplares
Amy Makes a Friend (1998) 30 exemplares
Dear Dad, Love Laurie (1989) 29 exemplares
A Gift for Beth (1999) 26 exemplares
A Gift for Meg (1999) 26 exemplares
Starring Peter and Leigh (1979) 24 exemplares
A Gift for Jo (1999) 23 exemplares
Most Precious Blood (1991) 23 exemplares
Justice for Emily (1997) 22 exemplares
Who Were They Really? (1999) 22 exemplares
Ghostly Tales (2000) 22 exemplares
Fantasy Summer (1984) 22 exemplares
Truth or Dare (1984) 20 exemplares
Just Morgan (1970) 20 exemplares
Sybil at Sixteen (1989) 19 exemplares
Family of Strangers (1992) 18 exemplares
Evvie at Sixteen (1988) 18 exemplares
The Riddle Streak (1993) 18 exemplares
Thea at Sixteen (1988) 16 exemplares
Claire at Sixteen (1989) 15 exemplares
Rewind to Yesterday (1988) 15 exemplares
Starting With Melodie (1982) 14 exemplares
Meg at Sixteen (1990) 13 exemplares
The Ring of Truth (1993) 12 exemplares
Make Believe (1993) 12 exemplares
Marly the Kid (1978) 11 exemplares
Twin Surprises (1991) 11 exemplares
Future Forward (1989) 9 exemplares
Beauty Queen (1977) 9 exemplares
A Matter of Principle (1982) 8 exemplares
Getting Even (1986) 7 exemplares
Paper Dolls (1984) 7 exemplares
Hard Times High (1986) 6 exemplares
Head of the Class (1989) 6 exemplares
Better Than All Right (1972) 5 exemplares
The Trouble with Wishes (1996) 5 exemplares
Awful Evelina (1979) 5 exemplares
Sara Kate Saves the World (1995) 4 exemplares
Twin Troubles (1994) 4 exemplares
April Upstairs (1990) 4 exemplares
Wanting It All (1985) 4 exemplares
Devil's Den (1998) 4 exemplares
On the Move (1985) 4 exemplares
Take Two and...Rolling! (1988) 3 exemplares
Love Scenes (1986) 3 exemplares
Darcy Downstairs (1990) 3 exemplares
Prime Time (1985) 3 exemplares
Sara Kate, Superkid (1994) 2 exemplares
Whatever Words You Want to Hear (2015) 2 exemplares
Rainbows & Fireworks (2015) 2 exemplares
Spurred Ambition 1 exemplar
Make Me a Star (1987) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

After (2012) — Contribuidor — 342 exemplares
Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers (1999) — Contribuidor — 316 exemplares
Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults (1985) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Connections (1989) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Pfeffer, Susan Beth
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
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 | 401 outras críticas | 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 | 401 outras críticas | 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 | 112 outras críticas | Aug 23, 2023 |



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