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Hawaiian Christmas (Super Seniors #2) By Eileen Goudge

An island reunion of romance, surf and sun! The cover is telling: this book is just as busy and confusing yet generic as the graphic design choices. I had to defer to the folks at Fantastic Fiction over how to … Continue reading

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Freshman Christmas By Linda A. Cooney

Skiing snowmen in a frosty Montana playground! While the back cover proclaims this as part of THE HIT SERIES! I wonder exactly how big a hit this series was: I have never come across any fond remembrances of it, although … Continue reading

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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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Mazes and Monsters By Rona Jaffe

These players… could be anybody’s kids; bright young college students sent out to prepare for life, given the American Dream and rejecting it to live in a fantasy world on invented terrors. Background: Rona Jaffe is best known for her first … Continue reading

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The Day The Senior Class Got Married By Gloria D. Miklowitz

It’s never been done before! Background: Dell’s Young Love banner was used on both reissues of classic teen romances and originals of questionable merit, but in general the titles tended towards “breezy” and “fun”. So pity the poor teen who picked … Continue reading

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Three’s A Crowd By Marie McSwigan

Zip again. The name was short and sharp like a clasp knife. Just thinking about it drove it home in her heart. I have a bunch of these Scholastic titles from the 1950s, but I’ve been hesitant to get into … Continue reading

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Spring Fire By Vin Packer

Vin Packer’s 1952 novel of ‘forbidden love” is generally considered to be the first in the niche market of Lesbian Pulp Fiction: strictly speaking, it is not intended for a teenage audience. However, it does deal with a 17-year old … Continue reading

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A New Penny By Bianca Bradbury

Or: So You’ve Decided to Ruin Your Life. Most YA works dealing with teen pregnancy end before the baby is delivered; Bianca Bradbury takes a different route and instead paints a relentlessly grim portrait of young marriage.

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