Tag Archives: 1984

Prank By Kathryn Lasky

How can the words of the past give Birdie hope for the future? Well, this another one where the cover-copy barely matches the actual content of the book: it’s sold to readers as being about a high school student who … Continue reading

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Night of the Twisters By Ivy Ruckman

Tornado Alert! Tornado Alert! Left in charge of your baby brother while your parents are out for evening when a tornado blows down your house and now it is up to you and your BFF to escape from the rubble … Continue reading

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Two By Two Romance #11: A Kiss For Good Luck By Carol Ellis

Tess tells you how she feels about her new romance. And when you flip the book over you find out in Charlie’s own words what a boy thinks about it all.  I have said it before: I can’t resist a YA … Continue reading

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No Coins, Please By Gordon Korman

How much trouble can six 11-year -old campers cause on a tour across the U.S.A.? 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 … Continue reading

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Bunny Hug (First Love From Silhouette #89) By Elaine Harper

She was leading a double life! Background: Is it a major holiday? You can bet that Elaine Harper and First Love From Silhouette have got us covered with another teen romance featuring bizarre gender politics, absurd plot twists and highly detailed … Continue reading

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Christmas Date (First Love From Silhouette #121) By Elaine Harper

I have commented before that Silhouette’s First Love imprint tends to scrape the bottom of the barrel, even adjusting one’s expectations for YA mass-market paperback romances. Background:  236 First Love titles were published between 1981 and 1987 by Silhouette, “AMERICA’S publisher … Continue reading

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The Banana Split Affair By Cynthia Blair

This week’s featured title is first installment of Cynthia Blair’s 13-volume series featuring the Pratt Twins, who in the best Sweet Valley tradition, are constantly switching places in order to solve mysteries and foil antiques smugglers and KGB agents, all … Continue reading

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