Tag Archives: Natural Disaster

Movie Madness and/or Mania: Snowbound (1978)

Welcome back, Constant Readers and thank you for casting a vote in last week’s poll to determine what ELSE we should look at inside a 42-year old issue of Seventeen magazine. With a full 50% of the vote, we shall … Continue reading

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Night of the Twisters By Ivy Ruckman

Tornado Alert! Tornado Alert! Left in charge of your baby brother while your parents are out for evening when a tornado blows down your house and now it is up to you and your BFF to escape from the rubble … 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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Darcy (Sunfire Romance #32) By Mary Francis Shura

The Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is the wind of change… Background: Scholastic’s Sunfire series is a cautionary tale about judging a YA Romance by its cover. Lurking behind the overheated cover art and melodramatic taglines are some of the best … Continue reading

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HELP! I’m A Prisoner In The Library! By Eth Clifford

They didn’t mean to spend the night in the library! Sure, suuuuure you didn’t… The Plot: It’s hard to beat Eth Clifford’s (AKA Ethel Clifford Rosenberg) set-up for childhood wish fulfillment: tweenage Mary Rose and Jo-Beth Onetree are entrusted to the … Continue reading

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Snow Bound By Harry Mazer

How hot is it down here in the city?  Hot enough that reading a book about slowly freezing to death in northern New York State sounds positively refreshing. Background: The novel opens with an ominous epigraph from the fall 1970 … Continue reading

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