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Too Much In Love By Patty Brisco

Then Holly tells Jeff that she’s going to have a baby… Most of romance writer Patricia Matthews credits under the pen name Patty Brisco appear to be in the Gothic and Mystery genres- this contemporary YA Romance/social problem novel for … Continue reading

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Love Is One Of The Choices By Norma Klein

Maggie and Caroline: Two young women who must suddenly come to terms with their lives… If Norma Klein’s work pushes the envelope farther than her contemporaries when it comes to dealing with social issues, than Love is One of the … Continue reading

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Too Bad About The Haines Girl By Zoa Sherburne

“I’d rather die than hurt you like this. But I’m going to have a baby!” The other title referenced by Caitlin Flanagan in her Atlantic hit piece on how YA lit has gone to pot, this one follows the same basic structure as Mr. and … Continue reading

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It Could Happen to Anyone By Margaret Maze Craig

To be a senior and to be going steady with Andy Decker was to have all of life’s finest at one and the same time… Uhhhhhhhh…. come on, fictional teenagers! I know that you truly believe platitudes such as “love is a … Continue reading

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Love Is Like Peanuts By Betty Bates

“Who says I’m too young for love?” Just as a public service, I feel like I should warn you the metaphor gets extended to the point where you might go into anaphylactic shock. The Plot: 14 year old Marianne Mandic … 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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Ann Landers Talks to Teen-Agers About Sex

The cover pretty much says it all: this is going to be plain-spoken, straight-talking advice delivered from Ms. Landers with a witty smirk. Background: “Ann Landers” as the world thinks of her was born in 1955, when Esther Lederer took … Continue reading

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