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Camilla By Madeleine L’Engle

Her life is filled with confusion. Will it ever make sense? In the 5+ years of this blog’s existence, this has to rate as the most difficult and frustrating book I’ve had to write about. Not because it isn’t good … Continue reading

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Barbie and Ken By Cynthia Lawrence and Bette Lou Maybee

How these popular high school classmates solve their dilemmas makes for many hours of entertaining reading! Upon her introduction in 1959, Mattel’s Barbie doll was intended to be something of a blank slate: a glamorous avatar on which girls could … Continue reading

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Promised Kiss (First Love From Silhouette #14) By Veronica Ladd

All her friends think Roger is weird, but Karen knows better… Background: 236 First Love titles were published between 1981 and 1987 by Silhouette, “AMERICA’S publisher of Contemporary Romance” (distinguishing itself from its main competitor, the Canadian-based Harlequin, which would fold Silhouette … Continue reading

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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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Polly French of Whitford High (#1) By Francine Lewis

Never before in her fourteen lively years had Polly French found herself in a predicament as delicious and ticklish as this one. And in the third and final entry in our annual look at Whitman hardcovers, I give you the … Continue reading

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The Plot Against The Pom-Pom Queen By Ellen Leroe

Then Kelsey discovers Magical Male Grabbers… So, giving a plot overview for this one is going to make it sound so generic that I can’t imagine why anyone would bother even reading the summary: a late bloomer and former-fatty undergoes … 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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