Books by Peter Johnson

OUT OF EDEN by Peter Johnson
Released: Feb. 1, 2014

A family vacation goes asunder amid notes of Deliverance, religious delusions and frighteningly plausible violence.

Seventeen-year-old Stony and his sister, Molly, have been roped into a road trip to New Hampshire with their father and his live-in girlfriend. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 24, 2012

"In the end, Houdini realizes that writing has changed him and altered his perspective on people and life. Readers will feel the same way. And just try to get kids not to make their own lists or attempt their own novels. (Fiction. 9-12)"
A middle-schooler writes a kids' novel; an author writes an engaging, amiable read—and, presto, a tale about a boy nicknamed Houdini turns out magical. Read full book review >
LOSERVILLE by Peter Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2009

Lucas and his crew—eccentric Nate, hotheaded Derek and twins Phoebe and Coco—are typical teenagers, engaging in low-grade mischief and experimenting with drugs and rebellion. Read full book review >

WHAT HAPPENED by Peter Johnson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

This slim work, authored by an award-winning poet, is well written and even compelling at times, though nothing really happens and characters change minimally. Read full book review >