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The Forest Fire Mystery (Wilderness Mystery #6) By Troy Nesbit

“GET OUT! GET OFF THE MOUNTAIN!” Usually, fall means a look at the “girls’ series” published by Whitman in the 1940s through the 1970s: those thick, cellophane-clad hardcovers featuring teen girls sleuthing around Westchester County or California’s Bay Area. And … Continue reading

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Twink By John Neufeld

Her family had been warned of the awesome responsibility they were all accepting… her “preppie” step-brother Harry felt sick the first time he saw her. The 1960s and 1970s (and into the ‘80s) saw a new wave of YA Fiction … Continue reading

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Hollywood Daughters #3: Encore By Joan Lowery Nixon

Erin Jenkins, teen star, feels closer to her show-biz parents than to her real ones, who don’t approve of her television career… Background: The first volume of the Hollywood Daughters series dealt with former child star Abby “Cookie” Baynes and her … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Owned A City By O.T. Nelson

Having things is something, but not everything. Earning the values for your life is more than just something, it is everything. The Plot: This book starts with your classic post-apocalyptic survival premise: at some point before the story begins, a viral … Continue reading

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Hollywood Daughters #2: Overnight Sensation By Joan Lowery Nixon

Cassie Martin has grown up as the daughter of superstar comedienne Abby Grant, but she’s never been impressed by the glamour of Hollywood… Background: The first volume of the Hollywood Daughters series dealt with former child star Abby “Cookie” Baynes and … Continue reading

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Hollywood Daughters #1: Star Baby By Joan Lowery Nixon

The 1930s and 40s are, in my opinion, an underutilized era for historical YA novels, and when it is done, it is usually lazily- a few pop culture signifiers and some retro slang is pretty much all that defines the … Continue reading

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