Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sweet Valley High Super Thriller: Murder In Paradise By Francine Pascal

Join Elizabeth and Jessica at the Paradise Spa for the chill of a lifetime! Could you use a respite after a solid month of teen angst titles? I sure could. I don’t plan on pushing into the 1990s often, but … Continue reading

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Over The Hill At Fourteen By Jamie Callan

Why didn’t anyone tell her that the biggest danger for a teen model was growing up? This cover is pretty much the girl-version of last week’s cover. Maybe Sylvia should date Marcus! (j/k: nobody should date Marcus) The cover photo … Continue reading

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Magazine Madness and/or Mania: Seventeen, February 1991

Time-traveling Richard Grieco is here to wish you a happy Valentine’s Day, 1991-style! Even for Seventeen, this is an issue almost completely devoid of content. Possibly because the editors seared their eyeballs into oblivion looking at the featured fashion spread (click all … Continue reading

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I Love You, Stupid! By Harry Mazer

It’s hard to be the world’s greatest lover when you think you’re the world’s only virgin… The Plot: High school senior Marcus Rosenbloom is a mess: an aspiring writer who can’t get it together to complete his creative writing seminar … Continue reading

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Fridays By Patricia Lee Gauch

For the girls at Calvin Junior High, looking for thrills could mean finding trouble… First off: this is a great cover. The scheming! The outsider! The lurking delinquents! The Mom Jeans! That hair. Aren’t you dying to find out what … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Cooley High (Michael Schultz, 1975)

American Graffiti (1973) was the breakthrough film for its 29-year old writer-director, George Lucas: a nostalgic into-the-night film, set in the recent past against the background of car culture in Modesto, California, which launched the careers of a half-dozen of … Continue reading

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