Monthly Archives: May 2015

Announcing the 2015 Edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club

Full name: Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature Defined As Books Authored By, About or Widely Read By Women in the 20th Century, Yes I KNOW We Never Got To Pretty Poison Last Year!  This year’s … Continue reading

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Love And Betrayal & Hold The Mayo! By Francine Pascal

Has Victoria’s summer ended before it’s begun? Background: Victoria Martin, Francine Pascal’s sophisticated Upper West Side teenager, previously appeared in Hangin’ Out with Cici (in which she traveled back in time to the 1940s to learn a valuable lesson about not … Continue reading

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Birthday! Birthday! Birthday!

This week marks the 3rd birthday of this blog. As thanks to all of my loyal readers, please enjoy this stock photo of a cupcake: You can take a trip down memory lane by reading the review for Francine Pascal’s meddling-mother … Continue reading

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Ode to Billy Joe By Herman Raucher

Now, years after the whispers and rumors, the muddy Tallahatchie River gives up its secrets- the secrets within the haunting ballad that swept America. This week, another case of “What the hell did I just read?” Background: Well, to start … Continue reading

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Truth And Consequences By Miriam Young

Kim finds out fast that when you insist on speaking the ugly truth, the consequences can be disastrous! Scholastic Book Services titles can range from the weird to the weirder, but at their best they showcase relatable, kid-centric stories. So … Continue reading

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To Nick From Jan By Julie Campbell Tatham

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
Background: When doing some fact-checking for last month’s Whitman extravaganza, I came across a reference to this stand-alone (non-series) title by everyone’s favorite series author, Julie Campbell Tatham. Enticingly described as…

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