Monthly Archives: January 2015

Snow Bound By Harry Mazer

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
How hot is it down here in the city?  Hot enough that reading a book about slowly freezing to death in northern New York State sounds positively refreshing. Background: The novel…

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The Runaway’s Diary By Marilyn Harris

Fifteen, almost sixteen, and on the road- to where? Oh, the contradiction of the “Based on a True Story!” story. This book opens with the standard “The characters and situations in this book are wholly fictional… and are not intended … Continue reading

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Secrets By Nancy J. Hopper

Everyone at Missarthur School thought that Lenore James was a loony, and she encouraged them to think it- most of the time. The (fairly good) pulp cover of this Weekly Reader paperback belies the content: although the YA Thriller plot … Continue reading

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