Tag Archives: 1967

Mission: Moonfire By Jack Lancer (Christopher Cool TEEN Agent #2)

The daring TEEN agents’ hunt for Dr. Death and his political plotters plunge Chris and Geronimo  into a dangerous chase in an eerie cone-studded volcanic valley which holds a fantastic treasure and a world-terrifying secret! Background: So, it’s been a … Continue reading

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Too Bad About The Haines Girl By Zoa Sherburne

“I’d rather die than hurt you like this. But I’m going to have a baby!” The other title referenced by Caitlin Flanagan in her Atlantic hit piece on how YA lit has gone to pot, this one follows the same basic structure as Mr. and … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones By Ann Head

Background: This week’s book is one of those titles that attracted both controversy and acclaim in its time, and has since largely vanished from the public’s consciousness. I first heard of it (along with the similarly tantalizingly-titled Too Bad About … Continue reading

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Meg: The Secret of the Witch’s Stairway (Meg Duncan #2) By Holly Beth Walker

Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless hard covers, separately targeting boys and girls. Some of these were based on TV shows, some were based on celebrities having imaginary adventures and … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Coffee, Tea or Me? (Norman Panama, 1973)

(Click here for information on the 2013 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As three 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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Announcing The 2013 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, as to structure my summer reading so I don’t just re-read The Bonfire of … Continue reading

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I Passed as a Teenager By Lyn Tornabene

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 undercover as a teenager in a gigantic suburban high … Continue reading

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