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Nurses Three: On Call For Trouble (#4) By Jean Kirby

Why is Linda so angry? What can I do to help? Another week in October, another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia Bleecher McDonnell. Background: I’ve noted before the reasons for the enduring popularity of Nursing as profession for YA heroines, so it’s … Continue reading

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Two By Two Romance #11: A Kiss For Good Luck By Carol Ellis

Originally posted on Lost Classics of Teen Lit: 1939-1989:
Tess tells you how she feels about her new romance. And when you flip the book over you find out in Charlie’s own words what a boy thinks about it all.  I…

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Someday Soon (Heart To Heart #2) By Vicki Tyler

Annie wonders if anyone will ever like her that way… I’ll say it again: I cannot resist a YA romance series with a gimmick, whether it is time travel, a talking dog, or he said/she said two-in-ones. The Heart-to-Heart Series … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley High #82: Kidnapped By The Cult! By Francine Pascal

She was right! Everyone was loved and happy except for her! With a strangled sob, Jessica burst into tears… So far this year, we’ve looked at books dealing with clinical depression, terrible parents, eating disorders, alcoholism and a wide variety … Continue reading

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Nurses Three: A Very Special Girl (#3) By Jean Kirby

She had not expected to find romance on this assignment – but then, almost everything at the Indian Services Hospital had come as a surprise… And we finish off the fall with another Whitman girls’ series by Jean Kirby, AKA Jinny McDonnell AKA Virginia … Continue reading

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Ginny Gordon And The Broadcast Mystery (#5) By Julie Campbell

“If she gets involved in any more mysteries I’d be in favor of the boarding school idea. As you say, she might get a lot out of it. How do you feel about going away to school, Ginny?” It is … Continue reading

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Robin Kane (#3): The Mystery Of Glengary Castle By Eileen Hill

“Heavens, so many things to worry about. I don’t want to tell Mom and Dad any of it. They’ll tell me to go to the Police. We don’t want to to that. Not yet anyway…” Striving for some semblance of … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)

For the fourth and final entry in Warner Bros. 1938-39 series of Nancy Drew films, we finally get to a credited adaptation of an actual Nancy Drew book. Now, I have not read The Hidden Staircase, the second book in … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Nancy Drew…Trouble Shooter (1939)

Continuing this week with the third of four Nancy Drew movies produced by Warner Brothers in 1938-39, and I suspect we are getting farther and farther afield of the source material, and the emphasis continues to be on the wacky … Continue reading

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Sal Fisher At Girl Scout Camp By Lillian S. Gardner

Fun – problems – surprises. Sharing them with Sal Fisher is like spending a thrilling summer at camp yourself! “Thrilling”? Well, the thrills are of only the most gentle and reassuring kind, which was not my intention when the week … Continue reading

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