Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Wild Heart By Dale Carlson

Jona was pure trouble… A Goodreads review tipped me off as to the reason for this book’s existence: as a “a high-interest, low-reading level title” it was presumably intended for remedial high school literacy programs. Which is why a far-fetched story … Continue reading

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Angel Face By Norma Klein

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit, 1939-1989:
Norma Klein often shares space with Judy Blume on the American Library Association’s list of “most frequently challenged or banned books”; Blume was in fact the editor of an anthology that…

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Dear Bill, Remember Me? and Other Stories By Norma Fox Mazer

These stories about eight young women who have grit and humor are unforgettable. YA short story collections are usually a mixed bag, what with spinster school teachers dropping dead at square dances, Barry Cowsill taking you away from All That, … Continue reading

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