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Summer Theme Part 2: “Finding A Dead Body In The Woods”

Last month we celebrated the traditions of going to Summer Camp, with color wars, demerits, escape attempts, romances, square dancing, Owl Walks, driving your counselors to nervous breakdowns… This month we celebrate another summertime tradition of YA fiction: coming of … Continue reading

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Summer Theme Part 1: “Going To Camp”

Over the next few months, we’ll be looking at some books focusing on popular YA summer experiences. Part 1 will be “Going to Camp” and will commence the first week of July; in the meantime, you can check out some … Continue reading

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Summer of Fear By Lois Duncan

Rachel’s not jealous of her cousin. But she is afraid. Like many readers, I was saddened to hear about the sudden death of Lois Duncan last week, at the age of 82. Best known for her YA thrillers, she was … Continue reading

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No Coins, Please By Gordon Korman

How much trouble can six 11-year -old campers cause on a tour across the U.S.A.? Background:¬†Canadian writer Gordon Korman retains a cultish appeal among a certain segment of Middle Readers, in part because (as stated in the Scholastic Book Services … Continue reading

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Nothing Ever Happens Here By Carol Beach York

Elizabeth learns what growing up is all about through love‚Ķ 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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