Books by Norma Fox Mazer

THE MISSING GIRL by Norma Fox Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"These minor complaints are not a distraction, and a ten-second booktalk will ignite teen buzz for this outstanding work. (Fiction. YA)"
Mazer's latest novel would give Alfred Hitchock a run for his money. Read full book review >
TEN WAYS TO MAKE MY SISTER DISAPPEAR by Norma Fox Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"This contemporary addition to her admirable body of work should bring new readers. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Constantly upstaged by her older sister, ten-year-old Sprig enjoys imagining the ways she might get rid of her. Read full book review >
HAS ANYONE SEEN MY EMILY GREENE? by Norma Fox Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 2007

"Readers will enjoy studying the watercolor illustrations for glimpses of Emily as much as they will enjoy the concept of the story. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Mazer successfully ventures into the picture-book arena with the same keen understanding that she brings to her tales for older readers. Read full book review >
WHAT I BELIEVE by Norma Fox Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Mazur's problem verse-novel becomes unexpectedly uncomfortable and one may wonder if the payoff comes to Vicki and her readers at too high a price. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A fast-paced verse novel chronicles a suburban teen's nightmare: losing her most comfortable, well-appointed lifestyle to a bare bones existence in the city. Read full book review >
GIRLHEARTS by Norma Fox Mazer
FICTION
Released: May 31, 2001

"Still, it's a fine, sometimes funny, unsentimental read with an ending that will satisfy. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Love and loss, learning to heal after profound sorrow, and finding redemption in family ties are the themes of this well-done effort from Mazer (Good Night, Maman, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
GOOD NIGHT, MAMAN by Norma Fox Mazer
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Rather than relying on events and facts of the war and its atrocities to create sympathy, the author paints her central character's thoughts and feelings, her moments of weakness and her strength, so that the story is stirringly understated. (Fiction. 10-12)"
Aimed at readers who have already encountered Anne Frank, this riveting historical novel from Mazer (Missing Pieces, 1995, etc.) is based on a little-known chapter of WWII history. Read full book review >
MISSING PIECES by Norma Fox Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 19, 1995

"Mazer's fans will want to read this, but it is a weak story that comes nowhere near the author's many more original works. (Fiction. 12+)"
 For years Jessie Wells has wondered about her father, James, who walked out on his family when she was just a baby and never returned, leaving her in the care of her mother and an aging aunt. Read full book review >
OUT OF CONTROL by Norma Fox Mazer
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Accessible, but far from simplistic, Mazer's balanced depiction of both sides is a powerful demonstration of the evils of harassment and how its victims can assert themselves; it may even help harassers see the other side. (Fiction. 12-17)"
 Perhaps it wasn't exactly a rape, but Valerie knows that those few moments when she was cornered in the school corridor have changed her forever. Read full book review >
BRIGHT DAYS, STUPID NIGHTS by Norma Fox Mazer
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Better-than- average light fare. (Fiction. 11-15)"
 Two prolific, reliable YA authors set a knotty contemporary issue—privacy vs. the right to know—in an accessible story about four teens, summer interns on a small-town paper. Read full book review >
E, MY NAME IS EMILY by Norma Fox Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"An entertaining read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
 In a sequel to B, My Name Is Bunny (1987), Bunny's best friend can't accept her parents' divorce even after her father has remarried and had a new child. Read full book review >
D, MY NAME IS DANITA by Norma Fox Mazer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: April 1, 1991

"Again, light but nourishing, with plenty of reader appeal. (Fiction. 10-14)"
 Like earlier protagonists of this alphabetical series, eighth-grader Danita learns something about a parent that forever alters her family's balance. Read full book review >
C, MY NAME IS CAL by Norma Fox Mazer
Released: Nov. 1, 1990

Continuing her lightweight alphabet of portraits of kids just entering their teens (A, My Name is Ami, 1987), Mazer introduces the series' first boy. Read full book review >