Tag Archives: Novelization

Rod Serling’s Night Gallery

Don’t miss television’s most imaginative show… If it’s summer, it must be time for watching reruns on TV and checking out novelizations of movies and TV shows out of the local library! (What? Isn’t this everyone?) A few summers back … Continue reading

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Leave It To Beaver By Beverly Cleary

You’ve had fun watching Beaver on T.V. Now have fun reading about him… When I have reviewed Beverly Cleary’s work here in the past, I have opened by invoking “Leave It To Beaver,” and it’s not just because both works … Continue reading

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Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night By Joanna Lee and T.S. Cook

Rowena Harper is a rich, spoiled, and emotionally disturbed young mother who can’t cope with the problems of raising her child. That’s why…. I mentioned this title in passing in the review for Willo Davis Roberts’s Don’t Hurt Laurie, but … 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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My So-Called Life: A Novel Based In The Award-Winning Television Series By Catherine Clark

Less than perfect… I realize I am about to alienate myself from my entire generational cohort, but: I never cared for ABC’s acclaimed, award-winning, Claire Danes-and-Jared Leto-star-making, abruptly canceled, fondly remembered “My So-Called Life”. Aggressively marketed at the time as … Continue reading

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Going To Camp Part 3: Little Darlings By Sonia Pilcer

The story of two innocent girls in a race not to stay that way! A one-sentence description of the plot (adapted from the screenplay of the notorious 1980 film) belies the sensitivity with which the subject is treated: two girls … Continue reading

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Stories From The Twilight Zone By Rod Serling

Watch Rod Serling’s exciting series THE TWILIGHT ZONE each week on the CBS television network. So, one of my OTHER projects this summer was to watch or re-watch all five seasons of The Twilight Zone, a series that has loomed large … Continue reading

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The Brady Bunch In The New York Mystery By Jack Matcha

Don’t miss this exciting, thrill-filled Brady Bunch full-length paperback written especially for Tiger Beat readers by Hollywood mystery writer, Jack Matcha. I am notoriously bad at solving mysteries. Even as an adult, I’d get to the dénouement of the average Trixie Belden … Continue reading

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Ode to Billy Joe By Herman Raucher

Now, years after the whispers and rumors, the muddy Tallahatchie River gives up its secrets- the secrets within the haunting ballad that swept America. This week, another case of “What the hell did I just read?” Background: Well, to start … Continue reading

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Dirty Dancing #1: Baby, It’s You By N.H. Kleinbaum

Could there ever be a future together for Baby and Johnny? Background:  Does Dirty Dancing NEED any introduction? Well, I like this one, which really highlights the minor characters of Robbie the Evil Waiter, and Neil the Smarmy Schmuck:

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