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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 de Susan Beth Pfeffer

Life as We Knew It (2006) 5,316 cópias
The Dead and the Gone (2008) 2,348 cópias
This World We Live In (2010) 1,610 cópias
The Shade of the Moon (2013) 558 cópias
Kid Power (1977) 460 cópias
The Year Without Michael (1987) 202 cópias
Blood Wounds (2011) 180 cópias
Meg's Story (1997) 149 cópias
Twice Taken (1994) 87 cópias
Pizza Puzzle (1996) 85 cópias
Friendship Pact (1986) 83 cópias
Kid Power Strikes Back (1984) 58 cópias
Jo Makes a Friend (1998) 47 cópias
Turning Thirteen (1988) 46 cópias
Nobody's Daughter (1995) 43 cópias
Just Between Us (1980) 43 cópias
About David (1980) 42 cópias
Beth Makes a Friend (1998) 40 cópias
Meg Makes a Friend (1998) 39 cópias
Courage, Dana (1983) 39 cópias
Birthday Wishes (1999) 34 cópias
A Gift for Amy (1999) 31 cópias
Dear Dad, Love Laurie (1989) 30 cópias
Amy Makes a Friend (1998) 30 cópias
A Gift for Meg (1999) 28 cópias
A Gift for Beth (1999) 26 cópias
Starring Peter and Leigh (1979) 24 cópias
Most Precious Blood (1991) 23 cópias
A Gift for Jo (1999) 23 cópias
Fantasy Summer (1984) 23 cópias
Ghostly Tales (2000) 22 cópias
Justice for Emily (1997) 22 cópias
Who Were They Really? (1999) 22 cópias
Truth or Dare (1984) 21 cópias
Just Morgan (1970) 20 cópias
Sybil at Sixteen (1989) 19 cópias
Evvie at Sixteen (1988) 19 cópias
The Riddle Streak (1993) 19 cópias
Family of Strangers (1992) 17 cópias
Thea at Sixteen (1988) 16 cópias
Rewind to Yesterday (1988) 15 cópias
Claire at Sixteen (1989) 15 cópias
Starting With Melodie (1982) 14 cópias
Meg at Sixteen (1990) 13 cópias
The Ring of Truth (1993) 12 cópias
Make Believe (1993) 12 cópias
Twin Surprises (1991) 11 cópias
Marly the Kid (1978) 11 cópias
Beauty Queen (1977) 9 cópias
Future Forward (1989) 9 cópias
A Matter of Principle (1982) 8 cópias
Paper Dolls (1984) 7 cópias
Getting Even (1986) 7 cópias
Head of the Class (1989) 6 cópias
Hard Times High (1986) 6 cópias
Awful Evelina (1979) 5 cópias
The Trouble with Wishes (1996) 5 cópias
Better Than All Right (1972) 5 cópias
Sara Kate Saves the World (1995) 4 cópias
Devil's Den (1998) 4 cópias
On the Move (1985) 4 cópias
Twin Troubles (1994) 4 cópias
Wanting It All (1985) 4 cópias
April Upstairs (1990) 4 cópias
Take Two and...Rolling! (1988) 3 cópias
Prime Time (1985) 3 cópias
Love Scenes (1986) 3 cópias
Darcy Downstairs (1990) 3 cópias
Sara Kate, Superkid (1994) 2 cópias
Rainbows & Fireworks (2015) 2 cópias
Make Me a Star (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Spurred Ambition 1 exemplar(es)
Life As We Knew It 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

After (2012) — Contribuinte — 346 cópias
Visions: 19 Short Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Center Stage: One-Act Plays for Teenage Readers and Actors (1990) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Connections (1989) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
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’ve had this ARC on my shelf for a while now. I couldn’t bring myself to read something that seemed so heavy. But after picking it up I realized that it wasn’t as heavy as I thought it would be. Willa is really your average teenager of a blended family. Her mother, stepfather and stepsisters all seem like one big happy family; until the new that Willa’s father killed his wife and two of his three daughters. Everyone thinks that “Budge” is on his way to Willa and her mother, though they aren’t sure what for.

We go on the journey with Willa as she heads to the place where she was born to attend the funerals of the sisters she never knew. With so much of that part of her past not remembered, since she was like 4 when her mother got them out, it is hard for her to be there. She wants to know what her father was like in the years that she didn’t know him and while there she meets the older brother that she doesn’t remember having.
Back home after the funerals, Willa realizes that things aren’t as perfect and “happy” as she thought. Everything is changing and Willa seems to be getting the short end of the stick as always. When Willa is informed that she has the chance to accept an inheritance she isn’t really sure what to do. In the end I believe she made the right decision and I was happy with the way the book ended.
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chaoticmel | outras 15 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
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 | outras 401 resenhas | 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 | outras 401 resenhas | Sep 27, 2023 |



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