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Robin West: Nurse’s Aide By Louise Christopher

The pretty nurse’s aide becomes involved in the strange life of a beautiful debutante… It’s easy to see why nurse books were so popular amongst young, female readers of the 20th century: nurses got to actually do things: live away … 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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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Love Boats By Jeraldine Saunders

(Click here for information on the 2016 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This month, the August selection, Jeraldine Saunders’s The Love Boats.)  I was somewhat reticent to get into another swingin’ travel industry expose, after … 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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Distress Call 911 #1: Twist of Fate By D.L. Carey

“Oh, no! Severed limb!” I’m always on the lookout for forgotten series with weird or unique concepts… but this one, in which teenagers learn a valuable lesson about not peer-pressuring their friends’ identical twins to serve as organ banks takes … Continue reading

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Secrets Of The Shopping Mall By Richard Peck

Paradise Park takes them in- in more ways than one. Hiding out at the library too academic? Richard Peck takes a tip from George Romero and suggests an alternative! The Plot: Scrappy 8th graders Teresa and Barnie attract the unwanted … Continue reading

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The Deep Six: A Kim Aldrich Mystery (#3) By Jinny McDonnell

Kim Aldrich once again proves that trouble and danger just naturally seek her out… Time to wrap up this year’s month-long look at vintage girls series published by Whitman in the 50s, 60s, and 70s; and (as usual) we will … Continue reading

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