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I Passed as a Teenager By Lyn Tornabene

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
Before Drew Barrymore did it in Never Been Kissed, before Cameron Crowe did it for-reals for (the book) Fast Times at Ridgemont High, freelance journalist Lyn Tornabene, “cute and 33”, left New York and went…

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So You’re A Teenage Girl By Jill Renich

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
“Oh, Mother! Don’t you wish you were a teenager!!?” “No, I don’t, honey.” Background: Author Jill Renich is the granddaughter of famed 19th century evangelist Reuben Archer Torrey, and she was…

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Turkey Trot (First Love From Silhouette #117) By Elaine Harper

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
Martha would have to wing it! Another holiday, another seasonally appropriate title from First Love from Silhouette author Elaine Harper! Background: 236 First Love titles were published between 1981 and 1987…

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Since That Party By Inger Brattström

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
When it’s all over, Stella knows that nothing can ever be the same again. Not for Stella. Not for Christopher. And certainly not for Nicholas. Poor Nicholas. Oh, if only the…

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Tiger Beat Presents: Teenage Love Stories By Sharon Lee and Liz Dagucon

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This is one of those books that is so much more crazy than the cover would indicate. In this case, when I paid 20 cents for it in an upstate New…

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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The G-String Murders By Gypsy Rose Lee

(Click here for information on the 2018 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Polly French And The Surprising Stranger (#3) By Francine Lewis

Peru! Polly tried to visualize herself helping someone from Peru fit in comfortably at good old slam-bang Whitford High. Rounding out this year’s annual collection of Whitman’s girls series titles is the final* volume in the Polly French series… (*OR … Continue reading

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