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How Do You Lose Those Ninth Grade Blues? By Barthe DeClements

Will Elsie be able to accept her (beautiful!) new self? This is the first of two (sadly out-of-print) books following up on the life of Elsie Edwards from Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade, the school fatty with a horrifying mother … Continue reading

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The Changeover By Margaret Mahy

He offers her life, death or the supernatural- but the choice she makes must be her own. Regular readers know that I love the dissonance between a book’s cover art and the actual content. Clearly, Point (Scholastic) is trying to … Continue reading

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Missing Since Monday By Ann M. Martin

Maggies’s little sister was the first to disappear. Would Maggie be next? Background: Ann M. Martin got her start as an editor and house writer for Scholastic (one of her first published titles was for Scholastic’s Wildfire YA romance imprint); … Continue reading

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Don’t Care High By Gordon Korman

Back to school! Time to start the year with a good attitude cautionary tale wacky scheme! Background: Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers (the market category that falls between Juvenile and … Continue reading

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Party Line By A. Bates

1989 is the nominal endpoint of books that I plan on covering here- I always find it interesting that the relatively recent books date so much more quickly than their older counterparts. If this book had been written in the … Continue reading

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