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Movie Madness and/or Mania: The Cry Baby Killer (Jus Addis, 1958)

I say this even as a devotee of 1950s JD movies: there is only one reason to see this one, and that is for a glimpse of a scrawny 20 year old Jack Nicholson, a decade before Easy Rider, before … Continue reading

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Camilla By Madeleine L’Engle

Her life is filled with confusion. Will it ever make sense? In the 5+ years of this blog’s existence, this has to rate as the most difficult and frustrating book I’ve had to write about. Not because it isn’t good … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: Carrie By Stephen King

(Click here for information on the 2016 edition of Molly’s Imaginary Summer Book Club Featuring Classics of Women’s Literature. As all of the four selected titles have filmed adaptations, we will be looking at the movie versions as we go along. … Continue reading

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Cher! By Vicki Pellegrino

The child bride turned vamp! Unlike the last week’s quickie celebrity biography, in which the subject had not yet done much of note, the author here has to contend with a subject that might just be (GASP!) washed up. With … 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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Call Me Heller, That’s My Name By Stella Pevsner

Don’t dare her to do anything– unless you really mean it- because she’ll do it! This is one of those cases of the 1920s being particularly ill-served by YA historical fiction. Unless it is written by people who actually lived … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Cooley High (Michael Schultz, 1975)

American Graffiti (1973) was the breakthrough film for its 29-year old writer-director, George Lucas: a nostalgic into-the-night film, set in the recent past against the background of car culture in Modesto, California, which launched the careers of a half-dozen of … Continue reading

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