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by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Free eBook About David download ISBN: 0440000939
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (1980)
Language: English
Pages: 167
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Susan Beth Pfeffer (born February 17, 1948) is a retired American author best known for young adult science fiction

Susan Beth Pfeffer (born February 17, 1948) is a retired American author best known for young adult science fiction. After writing for 35 years, she received wider notice for her series of post-apocalyptic novels, officially titled "The Life As We Knew It Series", but often called "The Last Survivors" or "Moon Crash" series, some of which have appeared on the New York Times Bestselling List.

Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in New York City in 1948. She grew up in the city and its nearby suburbs and spent summers in the Catskill Mountains. When she was six her father wrote and published a book on constitutional law, and Pfeffer decided that she, too, wanted to be a writer. However, it wasn't until 1970 that her first book, Just Morgan, was published. She wrote it during her last semester at New York University; since then, she has been a full-time writer for young people.

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.

Young Margaret Winslow had beauty and a family name, but inside she felt empty. until Nick Sebastian gave her his heart and the strength to stand up for herself. The Sebastian women grew up on the story of their parents’ great love-how their mother had been an orphan, raised by a forbidding aunt, and then, contrary to all expectations, danced with the love of her life at her sixteenth birthday party. Winner of the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award and the Sequoyah Children’s Book Award:To save money for a bike, a young girl becomes a business tycoon.

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-. Book digitized by Google from the library of Princeton University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. When her close friend since childhood murders his adoptive parents and kills himself. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in New York City. When she was six her father wrote and published a book on constitutional law, and Pfeffer decided that she, too, wanted to be a writer

Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in New York City.

com's Susan Beth Pfeffer Author Page. SUSAN BETH PFEFFER is the author of many books for teens, including Life As We Knew It and the bestselling novel The Year Without Michael. She lives in Middletown, New York.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Princeton University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. When her close friend since childhood murders his adoptive parents and kills himself, 17-year-old Lynn is haunted by the tragedy.

Susan Beth Pfeffer is an American author best known for young adult science fiction, such as "About David". Pfeffer"s books have won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children"s Book Award, the Buxtehude Bulletin prize and been named awarded an American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults (2007) and Teens’ Top Ten Booklist in 2007. She was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award, Quill and Hal Clement Award.

When her close friend since childhood murders his adoptive parents and kills himself, 17-year-old Lynn is haunted by the tragedy.
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Envias
Book was in good condition
Malaris
I was so glad to have the book arrive in a good amount of time and in perfect condition. I loved te book and suggests it to anyone!
Original
The author pulls no punches in this novel, and it takes you right where it says it's going to. Nobody wants to talk about teenagers and guns, especially not when the result ends with a suicide and murdered parents, but the thing is, teenagers do think about these things. Pfeffer is amazing at putting you inside a character's head and then turning the gears, and readers are left with the feeling that it isn't just a story that's unfolding: it's a journey that somehow we all have a place in. Granted, it's not a happy journey, but it is an important one, and if you are expecting everything to wrap up in a nice, neat package, let me warn you. This book isn't any neater than life itself. Don't expect answers. It's more about the questions we, as human beings, should be asking.
IWantYou
An excellent suspense novel, About David deals with teens in the 90's coping with a close friend's suicide. Lynn, the main character, has just lost her long time best friend due to suicide. Horrible as this is , more terrible is that he not only killed himself, he also murdered his parents. Jeffery, close friend of David, cannot cope with all the pressure in school, all the rumors, and his only friend's death. He has a nervous breakdown. The school is in chaos; newspaper reports spread fake rumors. Lynn is terribly saddened. Luckily she has her friend Steffi, parents, and shrink, Dr. Collins, to help her feel better. The best part of this novel is when David's notebook and diaries are suddenly found in Lynn's attic. She has to read them through and find out why David actully killed himself.
I personally enjoyed reading this novel; it caught my attention. It's an easy to understand novel, with interesting problems going on. It's clear and very exciting to read. Read it , I recommend it!.
Coron
This book is great book because it gets you to feel like your best friend has just died. She has to deal with everyone at school and herself. This book is for ages 11-16.
It is about a girl named Lynn whose best friend, David, kills his parents then himself. She just shuts down after it happens. She can't remember what they talked about the day he did it. She can't sit in the cafeteria or ride her bike past his house. She also has to see a shrink, named Dr. Collins. She must adjust to life without David.

Will she ever get over David? Just read the book "About David."
Nightscar
I liked this book because it was exciting and you didn't know what was going to happen next in the story.

This story is about a girl named Lynn who knew a boy named David who killed himself and his parents. She is doing everything to figure out why he killed them. Then when she finds out David had kept a diary or a journal she looks everywhere to find it. When she does find it does she really want to find out why David had killed his mom and dad?

I think someone who would like this book is someone who likes suspense books.
Runeshaper
http://www.amazon.com/About-David-Susan-Beth-Pfeffer/dp/0385280130/ref=la_B001H6QEWY_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426173111&sr=1-8 This "copy" seems to actually be the text of notes of the Constitutional Convention that wrote the US Constitution, rather than the actual book.

Don't get me wrong - I love the book. I'm just hoping to find a legitimate EPUB at some point.
If I could give this book less than I star I would.I had read this book many years ago in my early teens and for reasons I can longer understand, remembered it fondly.
A while ago I found it on sale online cheaply.

I was appalled at what I read this time around. David's parents were shallow bitches who spent his whole life making him feel unworthy and inadequate in every possible way.

Its perfectly understandable as to why he killed them.

But they weren't the only bitches in the book.Almost everyone in the book was selfish, shallow and self centered. And a bitch.

Right on down from the narrator Lynn's(who was supposedly David's oldest and closest friend) parents to her "best" friend Steffie to many of their classmates.

At first I felt sorry for Lynn being surrounded by such shallow people.

I began to lose respect for Lynn when after Steffie was very cruel to her about the tragedy at a party not even 3 months after, she went crawling back to her begging for her forgiveness and friendship.

If Steffi had done that to me, I'd have kicked her in the face. Finally, towards the end of the book I realized that Lynn was nearly as shallow as everyone else she was surrounded with. She was her environment, not just a reflection of it.

I understand that modern society has greatly shortened the grieving process but in real life I don't think that if a true friend of yours died in such a tragedy that just a few months later you'd be so eagerly looking forward to college,career, moving on and whatever lay ahead.

If you could , then I'd suggest that the person who died wasn't as close of a friend and didn't mean as much to you as you thought.

I understand that people eventually have to go on with life after any loss or tragedy and I'm not criticizing that in itself but to be able to move on so quickly says something in itself I believe.

In closing,even though Lynn disparaged David's actions as "crazy" at the end of the book, I understand perfectly why he did what he did.In my opinion, he was driven to it by the mental abuse he received from his adoptive parents all his life.
The people surrounding him were just lucky that he didn't totally snap and take out more people other than just himself and his adoptive parents.
What he did wasn't right in any way of course, but it was understandable.

In the end, the only person I felt sympathy for was David himself.