Monthly Archives: June 2012

CHEERLEADING! By Pauline Finberg and Peter Filichia

It is not clear who the target audience is for this slender volume. Is it for high school students preparing for try-outs? Is it for young girls who want to make Playing Cheerleader more factually accurate? Is it for Will … Continue reading

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Love Comes To Anne By Lucille S. Warner

The last Wildfire title that appeared in this space, Recipe for Romance,  was basically a stupid story that was well-written. This one is just a stupid story that is badly written. Whereas that title at least had a gimmick, a main character … Continue reading

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Phoebe By Patricia Dizenzo

Let’s take a closer look at that cover: So, this week, we’ll be looking at a novel that is based on a Canadian Public Service Announcement about teenage pregnancy. Which got me to thinking about other foreign PSAs that could … Continue reading

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Prom Trouble By James L. Summers

Clearly, there is no kind of trouble worse than Prom Trouble! It has turned our hero’s hair gray! (Although, frankly, I am more concerned about his boney girl-arms: it looks like if he tried to bang that gavel his arm … Continue reading

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Peggy Archer: Missionary Candidate By Bernard & Marjorie Palmer

Background: In addition to the ever-present amateur girl-sleuth,Girls’ Series Books of the early 20th century presented a surprisingly wide variety of vocations open to enterprising young women. In the days of The Perils of Pauline, girls seemed to be constantly flying … Continue reading

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