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Maureen Johnson (1) (1973–)

Autor(a) de 13 Little Blue Envelopes

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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


Obras de Maureen Johnson

13 Little Blue Envelopes (2005) 3,807 cópias
Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances (2008) — Contribuinte — 3,563 cópias
The Bane Chronicles (2013) 2,825 cópias
The Name of the Star (2011) 2,311 cópias
Truly Devious (2018) 2,030 cópias
Suite Scarlett (2008) 1,188 cópias
The Bermudez Triangle (2004) 1,015 cópias
The Vanishing Stair (2019) 1,009 cópias
The Last Little Blue Envelope (2011) 914 cópias
The Hand on the Wall (2020) 881 cópias
The Madness Underneath (2013) 854 cópias
Devilish (2006) 802 cópias
Girl at Sea (2007) 704 cópias
The Box in the Woods (2021) 563 cópias

Associated Works

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (2016) — Contribuinte — 1,665 cópias
Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010) — Contribuinte — 1,309 cópias
The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe (2016) — Prefácio — 451 cópias
Vacations from Hell (2009) — Contribuinte — 314 cópias
Who's a Good Boy? (2019) — Contribuinte — 164 cópias
Who Done It? (2013) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
University of Delaware
Columbia University
Queen of Teen (2012)
Kate Schafer Testerman (Daphne Unfeasible)
Pequena biografia
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.



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.
caedocyon | outras 32 resenhas | 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.
mjphillips | outras 41 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Not gonna say this was perfect but I sure read it fast (in bed in one sitting late into the night). Was wrong about the killer at the end of the last book, but IMO it didn't quite play fair---I'm still pretty sure it could have been the person I expected up until Stevie revealed it wasn't. Not a great fan of "the accused offed themself, justice is done" as a conclusion.

I'm also wondering about some of the other details --- how did Stevie know about the existence of the trunk at all? It's not obvious from the premises. Was it explained somewhere else why the person who opened the trunk was the only person to do so? Knocking 315 doors in a day is like... 12 hours of work. Some typos in the ebook. But hey, it still carries you along.… (mais)
caedocyon | outras 35 resenhas | 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.
… (mais)
caedocyon | outras 41 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |



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