Tag Archives: Scholastic

Soaps In The Afternoon By Lavinia Harris

This soap opera is no ordinary drama… So, two things: first, this is one of those especially weird attempts to market science fiction to teen girls by skipping the science part and just making goofy things happen with the explanation … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Mother, Where Are You? (Donna Rockford #1) By Dorothy Woolfolk

Who is Janet’s mother? And why would anyone want to kill them, just because they’re looking for her? I didn’t look up any info on author Dorothy Woolfolk until after I had finished this book and was kind of blown … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Place And A Time By Barbara Schoen

Two years in the life of Josie Frost, Everygirl. Not a girl, but not yet a woman… not a short story collection, yet not quite a novel.  10 vignettes cover two year in the life of WASPy Westchester teen Josie … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

When The Phone Rang By Harry Mazer

How can they survive as a family when there’s nothing left to keep them together? I see Scholastic’s Point imprint and immediately think “Thriller”, possibly with some supernatural content, but a quick click on that tags shows that it also … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Christmas Killer By Patricia Windsor

She’s dreaming of a dead Christmas… I didn’t think much of Patricia Windor’s Seventeen short story about a teenage girl deciding not to pursue an affair with an older man, but Christmas-themed YAs are getting to be slim pickings… The Plot: …So … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amy Moves In By Marilyn Sachs

“They’re laughing at me, those stupid girls. I hate them!” Amy decides. I often point out how a good YA historical never fails to address the disease and death that lurk around every corner in the 19th century… but even … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

High Trail By Vivian Breck

Her father lay helpless, his leg broken. No other campers for miles around. How would she get help in time? This is a reader-request from so long ago I can’t find who requested it or in what context, but I … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments