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When The Phone Rang By Harry Mazer

How can they survive as a family when there’s nothing left to keep them together? I see Scholastic’s Point imprint and immediately think “Thriller”, possibly with some supernatural content, but a quick click on that tags shows that it also … Continue reading

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Up In Seth’s Room By Norma Fox Mazer

How can she convince him to wait until they are both ready? Norma Mazer (arguably the more famous half of the YA Mazers) output was at its height during the 1970s and 80s, primetime for dealing with sex, drugs, terrible parents … Continue reading

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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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Snow Bound By Harry Mazer

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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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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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Snow Bound By Harry Mazer

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 opens with an ominous epigraph from the fall 1970 … Continue reading

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The Fourth Grade Wizards By Barthe De Clements

Jack and Marianne are always in trouble. So how can they become fourth grade wizards? Back to school! Appropriately late this year, but with a cast of characters who have been really familiar to me and this blog over the … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Snowbound (1978)

Welcome back, Constant Readers and thank you for casting a vote in last week’s poll to determine what ELSE we should look at inside a 42-year old issue of Seventeen magazine. With a full 50% of the vote, we shall … Continue reading

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Sixteen (Short Stories By Outstanding Writers For Young Adults) Edited By Donald R. Gallo

Their impressions radiate through an emotional prism of hope and hate, love and death, despair and joy… Check out the Murderer’s Row of authors featured in this collection: Joan Aiken, Judie Angell, Robin F. Brancato, Robert Cormier, Diane Duane, Bette … Continue reading

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Looking On By Betty Miles

There has to more to her life than just looking on… This week’s book strikes me as a sort that isn’t written any more: a coming-of-age story in which not much really happens. In this case the most dramatic thing … Continue reading

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