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Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Beyond The Forest By Stuart Engstrand

(Click here for information on the 2021 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature.  This week, the third selection Beyond the Forest by Stuart Engstrand) Truly we are having an endless summer here at the … 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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My Name Is Davy I’m An Alcoholic By Anne Snyder

Davy Kimble didn’t have a friend in the world- until he discovered booze and Maxi… Is it the late 1970s? Then it must be time for yet another social-problem novel about the dangers of (checks notes)… DRINKING! But first can … Continue reading

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Twink By John Neufeld

Her family had been warned of the awesome responsibility they were all accepting… her “preppie” step-brother Harry felt sick the first time he saw her. The 1960s and 1970s (and into the ‘80s) saw a new wave of YA Fiction … Continue reading

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Over The Hill At Fourteen By Jamie Callan

Why didn’t anyone tell her that the biggest danger for a teen model was growing up? This cover is pretty much the girl-version of last week’s cover. Maybe Sylvia should date Marcus! (j/k: nobody should date Marcus) The cover photo … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones By Ann Head

Background: This week’s book is one of those titles that attracted both controversy and acclaim in its time, and has since largely vanished from the public’s consciousness. I first heard of it (along with the similarly tantalizingly-titled Too Bad About … Continue reading

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Nothing Ever Happens Here By Carol Beach York

Elizabeth learns what growing up is all about through love… and a summer she will never forget. Background: Carol Beach York is one of those authors that seemed to specialize in YA and Juvenile mass-market paperbacks. In addition to a … Continue reading

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