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Phoenix Rising By Karen Hesse

You can’t see radiation or smell it or feel it. Could a mask stop it so easily? A few years ago I noted that teen romances with a nuclear power plant meltdown-theme represented a small subset of the genre; I … Continue reading

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The Against Taffy Sinclair Club By Betsy Haynes

It was bad enough when snobby Taffy Sinclair was just a pretty face. But now, she’s gone an developed you-know-whats… I read this one as a pre-teen, and remember not being able to relate to it because the protagonists are … Continue reading

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Be My Valentine (First Love From Silhouette #39) By Elaine Harper

Whatever happened to the old Todd Roberts, cutup and clown of the junior class? Background: Is it a major holiday? You can bet that Elaine Harper and First Love From Silhouette have got us covered with another appropriately-themed teen romance! 236 … Continue reading

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Hey, Dollface By Deborah Hautzig

What if it was more than friendship? What if Chloe was feeling the same way? This book is typical of the “social issues” novels of the era: it doesn’t push the envelope as far as Norma Klein or Sandra Scoppettone’s … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Sheik By E.M. Hull

(Click here for information on the 2015 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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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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The Dead Man In Indian Creek By Mary Downing Hahn

Nobody takes their story seriously. Nobody, that is, except the killer. And he takes them very seriously… Another example of how YA lit makes real-life seem like such a let-down: reading this book along with Stephen King’s The Body and … Continue reading

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