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Mother, Where Are You? (Donna Rockford #1) By Dorothy Woolfolk

Who is Janet’s mother? And why would anyone want to kill them, just because they’re looking for her? I didn’t look up any info on author Dorothy Woolfolk until after I had finished this book and was kind of blown … Continue reading

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The Christmas Killer By Patricia Windsor

She’s dreaming of a dead Christmas… I didn’t think much of Patricia Windor’s Seventeen short story about a teenage girl deciding not to pursue an affair with an older man, but Christmas-themed YAs are getting to be slim pickings… The Plot: …So … Continue reading

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Kiss Me, Creep By Marian Woodruff

Is Richie really a creep- or is he someone Joy can love? So, this seems as a good a time as any to talk about how this blog got its start: in the summer of 2011, I acquired a large … Continue reading

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Meg: Mystery In Williamsburg (Meg Duncan #6)

What were the suspicious strangers after? Why were she and Kerry locked in the old jail? And who chased them in the garden? These were only a few of the questions Meg needed to answer. If it’s October, it must … Continue reading

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Meg: The Treasure Nobody Saw (Meg Duncan #5)

It was a dark, stormy night when Meg Duncan saw the mysterious figure in white entering the Haywood house. Who could it be?  Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless hard covers, … Continue reading

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The Dollhouse Murders By Betty Ren Wright

The old dollhouse was trying to tell Amy something… Just in time for Halloween: ghosts, an unsolved double murder and AN INAPPROPRIATE BURDEN OF RESPONSIBILITY! The Plot: Amy Treloar, just weeks away from her 13th birthday, struggles with her feelings regarding … Continue reading

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Meg: The Ghost of Hidden Springs (Meg Duncan #4)

Many years had passed since Kathleen Hannigan had died in a tragic accident, but her ghost was still said to haunt the old mansion… Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless … Continue reading

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Meg: The Mystery of Black-Magic Cave (Meg Duncan #3) By Holly Beth Walker

What was the sinister secret of the black-magic cave? Meg and Kerry were soon to find out… Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless hard covers, separately targeting boys and girls. … Continue reading

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Love Comes To Anne By Lucille S. Warner

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
The last Wildfire title that appeared in this space, Recipe for Romance,  was basically a stupid story that was well-written. This one is just a stupid story that is badly written. Whereas that…

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The Girl Scouts at Penguin Pass (#1) By Mildred A. Wirt

Finally! A book that is better than its cover! Background: “Mildred A. Wirt” is one of many pen-names for the highly prolific Mildred Wirt Benson, best known as the original “Carolyn Keene” and author of 23 Nancy Drew Mysteries. She … Continue reading

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