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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, 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) — biography from Life as We Knew It… (more)
Life as We Knew It 5,166 copies, 399 reviews
The Dead and the Gone 2,282 copies, 164 reviews
This World We Live In 1,567 copies, 113 reviews
The Shade of the Moon 523 copies, 42 reviews
Kid Power 438 copies, 3 reviews
The Year Without Michael 198 copies, 3 reviews
Blood Wounds 178 copies, 15 reviews
Meg's Story 143 copies, 1 review
Twice Taken 87 copies, 3 reviews
Pizza Puzzle 82 copies, 3 reviews
Friendship Pact 78 copies, 1 review
About David 40 copies, 1 review
Just Between Us 40 copies
Nobody's Daughter 39 copies, 1 review
Meg Makes a Friend 39 copies, 1 review
Beth Makes a Friend 39 copies, 2 reviews
Courage, Dana 37 copies
Birthday Wishes 31 copies
A Gift for Amy 30 copies, 1 review
Dear Dad, Love Laurie 29 copies, 1 review
A Gift for Beth 26 copies
A Gift for Meg 26 copies
A Gift for Jo 23 copies
Ghostly Tales 22 copies
Fantasy Summer 22 copies, 1 review
Just Morgan 20 copies
Truth or Dare 19 copies, 1 review
Thea at Sixteen 16 copies, 1 review
Meg at Sixteen 13 copies
Twin Surprises 12 copies
Make Believe 12 copies
Marly the Kid 10 copies
Beauty Queen 9 copies
Getting Even 7 copies
Paper Dolls 7 copies
Awful Evelina 7 copies
Devil's Den 5 copies
Better Than All Right 5 copies, 1 review
Twin Troubles 5 copies
On the Move 4 copies
Love Scenes 3 copies
Prime Time 3 copies
After (Contributor) 342 copies, 13 reviews
Visions: 19 Short Stories (Contributor) 70 copies
Connections (Contributor) 44 copies, 1 review
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