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Karen Simms, Private Secretary By Bernard and Marjorie Palmer

“I wanted to get into business where it’s exciting- where things happen.” In the past, I have been pleasantly surprised by the Palmers’ “Career Books” for the Moody Bible Institute, in that they present fairly progressive tales of young women pursuing … Continue reading

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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Sheila Levine Is Dead And Living In New York By Gail Parent

(Click here for information on the 2018 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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Sweet Valley High Super Edition: Special Christmas By Francine Pascal

It seems that nothing can spoil Jessica and Elizabeth’s holiday- until Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield announce the arrival of an unwelcome houseguest… Background: Sweet Valley High remains one of the most enduring series of its era, leading to numerous spin-off dealing with … Continue reading

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About David By Susan Beth Pfeffer

He didn’t think there was any other way… I have not compiled any statistics, but my general impression is that as YA fiction moved out of the 1970s and into the 80s, the subject matter tended less toward shock value … Continue reading

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Cher! By Vicki Pellegrino

The child bride turned vamp! Unlike the last week’s quickie celebrity biography, in which the subject had not yet done much of note, the author here has to contend with a subject that might just be (GASP!) washed up. With … Continue reading

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Buddies By Barbara Park

How could just one person ruin an entire summer vacation? Summer Camp stories usually are usually either given a paramilitary setting, with demerits and saluting and color wars, or just leave the fictional campers completely unsupervised and let them do, … Continue reading

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Love And Betrayal & Hold The Mayo! By Francine Pascal

Has Victoria’s summer ended before it’s begun? Background: Victoria Martin, Francine Pascal’s sophisticated Upper West Side teenager, previously appeared in Hangin’ Out with Cici (in which she traveled back in time to the 1940s to learn a valuable lesson about not … Continue reading

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