Susan Beth Pfeffer QuotesSusan Beth Pfeffer 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 often called "The Last Survivors" or "Moon Crash" series, some of which have appeared on the New York Times Bestselling List.
…when I came back, I found Mom sobbing at the kitchen table…Then I asked her what had happened. ‘Nothing,’she said. ‘I was thinking about that man…I started thinking about…if he and his wife and their other child are okay, and I don’t know. It just got to me.’ ‘I know,’ I said, because I did know. Sometimes it’s safer to cry about people you don’t know than to think about people you really love.
The Christmas after Mom & Dad split up, they both went crazy buying us presents. Matt, Jonny, and I were showered with gifts at home and at Dads apartment. I thought that was great. I was all in favor of my love being paid for with presents. This year all I got was a diary and a secondhand watch. Okay, I know this is corny, but this really is what Christmas is all about.