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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: She Let Him Continue By Stephen Geller

(Click here for information on the 2021 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This week, the 0final selection She Let Him Continue By Stephen Geller) Well, as usual, what was intended to be a … Continue reading

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I Never Asked You To Understand Me By Barthe DeClements

Stacy didn’t look like a reject, and I didn’t think I did either. We were just having too hard a time… I have reviewed a number of Barthe DeClements’s books over the past few years, starting with the not-quite-Lost Classic … Continue reading

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

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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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Zanballer By R.R. Knudson

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A girl who would rather call the plays than lead the cheers… At the dawn of the Title IX era, fictional girl quarterbacks were briefly all the rage (even Sweet Valley…

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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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Kessa By Steven Levenkron

Kessa… Now she is out of the hospital, but the most difficult part of her journey has just begun. A few weeks ago we revisited The Best Little Girl in the World, Steven Levenkron’s 1978 classic about a rich white … Continue reading

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Just The Beginning By Betty Miles

Three hundred and sixty-five days a year for thirteen years makes about five thousand days. And this one is the worst of all… Background: This will be the third time author Betty Miles work has been featured here, most memorably in … Continue reading

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Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack! By M.E. Kerr

Dinky isn’t addicted to heroin, but she does have a big problem… I hadn’t looked at the calendar when I planned this one, so I hope you’re ready for a big Valentine bummer, Constant Readers! Background: “M.E. Kerr” is one of … Continue reading

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Beverly Hills 90210: ‘Tis The Season (#5) By Mel Gliden

Determined to keep up the holiday spirit, the Walsh family breaks out all the traditions and magic of the season touches everyone… I’ve already outed myself as teenage “90210” fan (at least in comparison to some of the other series … Continue reading

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