Tag Archives: 1969

You Would If You Loved Me By Nora Stirling

She realized that a lot of other girls would give anything to be in her shoes. ANYTHING. And that was the problem… Background: It’s noted that at the time of the publication of the Avon-Flare edition, this title had “Over 725,000 … Continue reading

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My Darling, My Hamburger By Paul Zindel

Senior year isn’t the end of high school- it’s the beginning of Life! This week’s reader request comes from literally my oldest friend, who sent me an Instragam  screen shot with the caption HAVE YOU SEEN THIS???? (LOL OF COURSE!!!!) … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark

(Click here for information on the 2014 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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I’ll Get There. It Better Be Worth The Trip. By John Donovan

Background: In 1968, Harper & Row editor Ursula Nordstrom was looking for a follow-up to Louise Fitzhugh’s now-classic Harriet the Spy, when she received John Donovan’s proposal for a book for young readers dealing with what he euphemistically termed “buddy-love … Continue reading

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The Grass Pipe By Robert Coles

A novel about Paul, Charlie, Tom and pot!  The book contains no illustrator credit for the cover, but what do you think- Mercer Mayer? Maybe Dell was hoping to trick kids into picking this up, having mistaken it for a … Continue reading

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