Search Results: "Susan Beth Pfeffer"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DEAD AND THE GONE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
ADVENTURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Incredibly engaging. (Fiction. YA)"
Seventeen-year-old Alex, the son of a Puerto Rican New York City working-class family, attends college-prep Vincent de Paul on scholarship. Read full book review >

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JUSTICE FOR EMILY by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"All's well that ends well in a pat, unrealistic story that glibly defines all the characters in simplistic, black-and-white terms. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When this inferior sequel to Pfeffer's Nobody's Daughter (1995) opens, Emily, 11, has been taken in by kindly Aunt Bessie, the town telephone operator, and Bessie's daughter, Miss Alice, the town librarian. Read full book review >

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MAKE BELIEVE by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Still, an accessible story that may give young readers some insight into the afflictions portrayed. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A readable but simplistic depiction of the effects of divorce. Read full book review >

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THIS WORLD WE LIVE IN by Susan Beth Pfeffer
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2010

"However, fans of the first two will thrill to this latest and the loose ending will leave them hoping for more. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
Palpable despair is dappled with tiny flares of hope in this third entry in Pfeffer's enthralling series about the aftereffects of a meteor strike on the Moon that has altered the earth's gravitational pull. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE RING OF TRUTH by Susan Beth Pfeffer
FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

Sloan Fredericks, 16, has lived with her wealthy grandmother ever since her mother, father, and brother Tyler were killed in a car accident that she miraculously survived. Read full book review >

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MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD by Susan Beth Pfeffer
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"The adoption issues are explored only superficially. (Fiction. 10+)"
Around a potentially riveting tale of a teenager's encounter with the facts of her adoption, Pfeffer perpetuates some nasty stereotypes of Italian-Americans. Read full book review >

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NOBODY'S DAUGHTER by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1995

"For avid fans of the period. (Fiction. 8-12)"
In the early part of the 20th century, Emily Lathrop Hasbrouck is already orphaned, but when her Great-aunt Mabel dies, suddenly she is also destitute and alone. Read full book review >

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THE SHADE OF THE MOON by Susan Beth Pfeffer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 13, 2013

"Action-packed and completely unpredictable, this latest will be widely anticipated by the series' many fans. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 14 & up)"
Four years ago, a meteor crashed into the moon, altering the Earth's gravity; the world is an ever-bleaker place in this fourth of Pfeffer's gripping series. Read full book review >

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BLOOD WOUNDS by Susan Beth Pfeffer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"Intriguing topics and situations can't quite breathe life into these somewhat flat characters. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A psychodrama about tangled families never quite gets off the ground. Read full book review >

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DEVIL'S DEN by Susan Beth Pfeffer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

"Despite that, Joey's acceptance of the facts of his life is believable and often touching. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Pfeffer (Justice for Emily, 1997, etc.) takes a stab at the perennial theme of a child's search for an idealized parent. Read full book review >