Twice Taken by Susan Beth Pfeffer

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Recognizing herself in a missing child photo, sixteen-year-old Amy Donovan/Brooke Eastman learns she has been living illegally with her father and must choose between the parent she loves and the parent from whom she was stolen. From the author of The Year Without Michael.
 

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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.
 
Published May 1, 1994 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 199 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Fiction

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The scenario is an attention grabber, Amy's narrative moves smoothly, and Pfeffer does get the issues right: Amy comes to understand her stepsibs' jealousy and her own feelings about their relationship with a mother she wasn't allowed to know, and she discovers and expresses her anger at Dad's ir...

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Dramatic turns of plot fuel the first third of Pfeffer's ( The Year Without Michael ; Family of Strangers ) charged novel; the remainder deals with the emotional fallout for the 16-year-old protagonis

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Dramatic turns of plot fuel the first third of Pfeffer's ( The Year Without Michael ;

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