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Todd Strasser

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Todd Strasser is an American author of more than 130 young-adult and middle grade novels and novelizations, some written under the pen names Morton Rue and T.S.Rue


Todd was born in New York City. When he was young his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York (Long Island). Todd went to the I.U. Willets Elementary school and then attended the Wheatley School for junior high and high school. His best subjects were math and science. He also liked to read, but he had trouble with spelling and grammar, and didn't do well in English. His favorite sports were tennis, skiing and fishing. Todd went to college at New York University for a few years, and then dropped out. He lived on a commune, then lived in Europe where he was a street musician.

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The best since Clockers. A tour de force of character exploration and motivation. A perfect book? Naw, it's got a few minor flaws, but who else writes like this? The detail and research are wonderful, the characters so alive. And the thing is, it's s ...more
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Definitely one of the smartest, if not THE smartest, YA novel I've ever read. Brilliant!
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