Books by Laura Pedersen

UNPLUGGED by Laura Pedersen
Released: Oct. 15, 2012

"A timely premise, but young readers who think that Ella's strategy will work for them are in for an unpleasant surprise. (Picture book. 6-8)"
In a flavorless alternative to Matthew Cordell's Hello! Hello! (2012), young Ella concocts a scheme to wean her distracted family from their digital devices. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 2012

"Meandering entertainment."
A fun and quirky but sometimes chaotic travelogue that reveals the many conflicts and contradictions underlying life in modern India. Read full book review >
THE BIG SHUFFLE by Laura Pedersen
Released: Oct. 31, 2006

"Pedersen is not at her best in this dull chronicle of family life."
Third installment in the Hallie Palmer series (Heart's Desire, 2005, etc.) offers more somber subject matter: the death of a parent. Read full book review >
HEART’S DESIRE by Laura Pedersen
Released: July 26, 2005

"The charm and quirkiness of its predecessor are spread far too thin in this superficial follow-up."
Soapy sequel to Beginner's Luck (2003) brings back 17-year-old Hallie Palmer, home for the summer and trying to lose her virginity. Read full book review >
BEGINNER’S LUCK by Laura Pedersen
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Funny, sweet-natured and well-crafted, but perhaps suited best to a YA audience."
Whimsical characters and charm make for an amiable diversion. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1991

The sassy memoirs of a still young woman who had a short and bittersweet but financially rewarding career as an index options trader at the American Stock Exchange. Having quit the Univ. of Michigan after just one semester, Pedersen headed for Wall Street. Read full book review >