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Prank By Kathryn Lasky

How can the words of the past give Birdie hope for the future? Well, this another one where the cover-copy barely matches the actual content of the book: it’s sold to readers as being about a high school student who … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Carrie By Stephen King

(Click here for information on the 2016 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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Veronica Ganz By Marilyn Sachs

“Peter Wedemeyer, Peter Wedemeyer, I’ll get you, Peter Wedemeyer!” So, this is one of those books where you think you know exactly what you’re going to get, then it turns out to be something completely different, and then it still … Continue reading

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Don’t Hurt Laurie! By Willo Davis Roberts

Laurie’s been keeping a secret for as long as she can remember, a secret that she’s afraid to tell anyone else… Willo Davis Roberts was one of the more prolific writers toiling away in the YA/Middle Reader vineyards of the … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Drank Too Much By Shep Greene

YA fiction of a certain vintage that attempts to tackle topical issues tends to do so in very black-and-white terms: if you have premarital sex, you will get pregnant and ruin your life; one puff on a joint (or as … Continue reading

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