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Sister of the Bride By Beverly Cleary

Barbara will be in on all the fun… Does our centenarian national treasure really need an introduction? Probably not, but maybe her early Young Adult novels do! Beverly Cleary’s YA romances from the 1950s are less well-known than her later … Continue reading

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Couples #18: Kiss and Run By M.E. Cooper

Was their kiss the end of a perfect friendship or the beginning or something special? Somehow I failed to notice that I was picking up #18 in a series (I think I assumed that “Couples” was a Scholastic imprint, like … Continue reading

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Margaret (Sunfire Romance #27) By Jane Claypool Miner

Can her worst student teach her the most important lesson of all? Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy  slightly anachronistic feminist career romance! Background: Scholastic’s … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Lace By Shirley Conran

(Click here for information on the 2016 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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Distress Call 911 #1: Twist of Fate By D.L. Carey

“Oh, no! Severed limb!” I’m always on the lookout for forgotten series with weird or unique concepts… but this one, in which teenagers learn a valuable lesson about not peer-pressuring their friends’ identical twins to serve as organ banks takes … Continue reading

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Jean and Johnny By Beverly Cleary

It all starts the night Johnny Chessler asks Jean to dance… Beverly Cleary celebrates her 100th birthday on Tuesday, and so OF COURSE we are looking at another of her early YA titles today! Best known (do I really need … Continue reading

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And This Is Laura By Ellen Conford

Is Laura’s talent for seeing into the future a gift or a curse? Like her contemporary, Lois Duncan, Ellen Conford takes a rather casual attitude towards teenagers with psychic powers. Instead of focusing on suspense, however, Conford largely focuses on … Continue reading

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