About David

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Delacorte Press, Jan 1, 1980 - Adopted children - 167 pages
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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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User Review  - LittleDeadRedGoddess - Goodreads

I read this years ago when I was in junior high. I like to reread books,including books I read as a kid. This book holds up. You understand Lynn and the pain she went through. I feel like the book was way ahead of it's time. I think it was written in the 70's. Read full review

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User Review  - Maria Hooley - Goodreads

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 ... Read full review


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About the author (1980)

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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