Monthly Archives: July 2019

Summer Theme Part 2: “Finding A Dead Body In The Woods”

Last month we celebrated the traditions of going to Summer Camp, with color wars, demerits, escape attempts, romances, square dancing, Owl Walks, driving your counselors to nervous breakdowns… This month we celebrate another summertime tradition of YA fiction: coming of … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Stella Dallas By Olive Higgins Prouty

(Click here for information on the 2019 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. For the titles that have filmed adaptations, we will also be looking at the movies as we go along. This week, … Continue reading

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Going To Camp Part 3: Little Darlings By Sonia Pilcer

The story of two innocent girls in a race not to stay that way! A one-sentence description of the plot (adapted from the screenplay of the notorious 1980 film) belies the sensitivity with which the subject is treated: two girls … Continue reading

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Going To Camp Part 2: I Want To Go Home! By Gordon Korman

Rudy Miller hates Camp Algonkian Island so much he’ll do anything to escape…. Background: Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers, in part because (as stated in the Scholastic Book Services biographical … Continue reading

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Going To Camp Part 1: Fireworks (First Love From Silhouette #101) By Elaine Harper

Patti was a serious student; Spencer was an irresponsible playboy! Background: Is it a major holiday? You can bet that Elaine Harper and First Love From Silhouette have got us covered with another appropriately-themed teen romance set in the northern California … Continue reading

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