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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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An X-Rated Romance By Tina Sunshine

Nothing would stop us in our pursuit of perfect grammar, a good body, and true love. OH, COME ON! While a frequent theme here is that YA novels from 30 or 40 years ago dealt with topics like drugs and … Continue reading

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Just Friends By James Knudsen

Three was never a crowd before… The Plot: Suburban Chicago high school junior Blake Webb has been desperately lonely since his best friend moved away at the end of the 8th grade, and he has spent his entire high school career … Continue reading

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I Love You, Stupid! By Harry Mazer

It’s hard to be the world’s greatest lover when you think you’re the world’s only virgin… The Plot: High school senior Marcus Rosenbloom is a mess: an aspiring writer who can’t get it together to complete his creative writing seminar … Continue reading

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Swept Away #8: All Shook Up By Eileen Goudge

Background: When last we met teenaged girl-genius Ashley Calhoun, she sent her best friend Louise “Lou” Greenspan back in time to break up her 16 year old mother’s romance with a no-good hippie, watch The Who at Woodstock for like … Continue reading

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Swept Away #2: Woodstock Magic By Eileen Goudge

You know what I love? A YA romance series with a gimmick. You know what else I love? Terrible depictions of the 1960s: the 1999 NBC miniseries “The 60’s”, in which one family experiences every political and cultural event of … Continue reading

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