Tag Archives: Back to School

Down A Dark Hall By Lois Duncan

Why does the exclusive boarding school Blackwood have only four students? Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy  slightly anachronistic feminist career romance Eh, whatever, let’s just do another Lois Duncan… … Continue reading

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Margaret (Sunfire Romance #27) By Jane Claypool Miner

Can her worst student teach her the most important lesson of all? Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy  slightly anachronistic feminist career romance! Background: Scholastic’s … Continue reading

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The Luckiest Girl By Beverly Cleary

Shelley Latham is sure about one thing: The upcoming year is going to be different.  Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message epic wish-fulfillment fantasy! Background: Beverly Cleary (who turned 99 … Continue reading

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Barbara Nichols: Fifth-Grade Teacher By Bernard & Marjorie Palmer

It had seemed to Barbara that she had always wanted to be a teacher… Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme inspirational message! The Plot: I have been pleasantly surprised by the … Continue reading

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Don’t Care High By Gordon Korman

Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme! Background: Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers (the market category that falls between Juvenile and … Continue reading

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Killing Mr. Griffin By Lois Duncan

Is it back to school time already? Well, the important thing is to start the year with a good attitude: Ok, maybe not a good attitude. The important thing is to start the year with a cautionary tale! And nothing … Continue reading

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