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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)
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Life as We Knew It 4,894 copies, 395 reviews
The Dead and the Gone 2,138 copies, 162 reviews
This World We Live In 1,440 copies, 110 reviews
The Shade of the Moon 458 copies, 41 reviews
Kid Power 393 copies, 3 reviews
The Year Without Michael 192 copies, 3 reviews
Blood Wounds 167 copies, 15 reviews
Jo's Story 157 copies
Meg's Story 129 copies, 1 review
Beth's Story 124 copies
Amy's Story 120 copies
Twice Taken 79 copies, 3 reviews
Friendship Pact 72 copies, 1 review
Pizza Puzzle 69 copies, 3 reviews
About David 40 copies, 1 review
Nobody's Daughter 38 copies, 1 review
Courage, Dana 36 copies
Just Between Us 36 copies
Beth Makes a Friend 31 copies, 2 reviews
Meg Makes a Friend 30 copies, 1 review
A Gift for Amy 25 copies, 1 review
Birthday Wishes 25 copies
Dear Dad, Love Laurie 23 copies, 1 review
Fantasy Summer 22 copies, 1 review
A Gift for Beth 22 copies
Just Morgan 19 copies
A Gift for Jo 19 copies
A Gift for Meg 19 copies
Truth or Dare 18 copies, 1 review
Ghostly Tales 18 copies
Thea at Sixteen 14 copies
Meg at Sixteen 11 copies
Make Believe 11 copies
Twin Surprises 11 copies
Marly the Kid 10 copies
Beauty Queen 8 copies
Getting Even 7 copies
Twin Troubles 5 copies
Devil's Den 5 copies
Paper Dolls 5 copies
Better Than All Right 5 copies, 1 review
Awful Evelina 5 copies
On the Move 4 copies
Love Scenes 3 copies
Prime Time 3 copies
After (Contributor) 311 copies, 12 reviews
Visions: 19 Short Stories (Contributor) 69 copies
Connections (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review

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