Twice Taken

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Random House Children's Books, May 1, 1996
14 Reviews
It seems incredible that a call-in TV show featuring pictures of missing children could change her life so drastically, but when a 16-year-old recognizes her father in the photo on the screen, she discovers that the family who's been searching for their daughter is looking for her. But who is she? Brooke or Amy? She's been living with her father and now learns he's taken her illegally. Who do you love when everyone says they love you? How can anyone know which parent loves you most? Susan Beth Pfeffer delivers yet another hard-hitting novel that delves into the issues that confront real teens today. "Lively narration, peppered with wry, insightful wit, and the story's balanced resolution make it enjoyable reading...."--School Library Journal "Pfeffer perfectly conveys Brooke's hurt and resentment.... Readers will share Brooke's anxiety as she tries to adapt to a new family while remaining loyal to her father, and they'll understand her anger when she finally realizes the cost of her father's actions."--Booklist "The emotions are raw...but the story combines the draw of sensational headlines with an understanding of teenage struggles."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "The author maintains so brisk a pace and so appealingly plumbs her heroine's emotional life that the reader will want to believe in the story."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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User Review  - Rebecca McNutt - Goodreads

Really fast-paced but suspenseful, exciting YA novel. Read full review

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User Review  - Ashlie Ferris - Goodreads

Twice Taken is an amazing book. Twice Taken is a very unique book on how there are times where you can even tust your own family. After one night of sitting of baby sitting, a young girls life is changed from watching tv and seeing her father on it. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
30
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About the author (1996)

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. She has won numerous awards and citations for her work, which ranges from picture books to middle-grade and young-adult novels and includes both contemporary and historical fiction. Her young adult novel About David was awarded the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award. Her young adult novel The Year Without Michael, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and winner of the South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, was named by the American Library Association as one of the hundred best books for teenagers written between 1968-1993. Pfeffer has also written a book for adults on writing for children. She has written over 60 books for children and young adults.

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