Tag Archives: 1987

Being Your Best: Tina Yothers’ Guide For Girls By Tina Yothers and Roberta Plutzik

Tina Yothers of N.B.C.’s Family Ties knows all about the problems you face today. I know, I know- this is like 8 weeks in a row that I’ve “No, seriously, guys, THIS is the weirdest book intended for a teenage … Continue reading

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Keeping Score By Marilyn Levy

What’s worse: that your boyfriend is interested in your sister, or that he’s dealing drugs out of his locker? This book may have the honor of “cover copy least-related to actual plot” in recent memory: far from dealing with just … Continue reading

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Summer Break By Victoria M. Althoff

This summer would be it! Summer break! Time to get LAZY! Watching MTV 9 hours a day-lazy! (How many times will they play the video for Madonna’s “Material Girl”? Exactly 27 times!) Oh, wait. Not so lazy that you use … Continue reading

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Merrie (Sunfire Romance #25) By Vivian Schurfranz

She‘s run away to become a part of history, and to fall in love… Background: Scholastic’s Sunfire series is a cautionary tale about judging a YA Romance by its cover: lurking behind the overheated cover art and melodramatic taglines are … Continue reading

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The Twisted Window By Lois Duncan

This will make the third Lois Duncan title reviewed here in the past year (there is a reason for that, which we’ll get to), this one coming a decade later than the others, but still dealing with dangerously charismatic hunks, … Continue reading

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Swept Away #8: All Shook Up By Eileen Goudge

Background: When last we met teenaged girl-genius Ashley Calhoun, she sent her best friend Louise “Lou” Greenspan back in time to break up her 16 year old mother’s romance with a no-good hippie, watch The Who at Woodstock for like … Continue reading

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