Tag Archives: Title F

Checking In With The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown By Sylvia Tate

(Click here for information on the 2017 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

Posted in Non-YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Family Failing By Honor Arundel

Helplessly, Joanna watches her parents tear themselves and each other apart… So, that cover: clearly Our Heroine has a lot going on here, including an entire parasitic family (sad emasculated dad, bitchy liberated mom, shiftless hippie brother) growing out of … Continue reading

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

For Girls Only Edited By Sylvie Schuman

Just for girls… but about boys, too! Collections of YA short stories are great, because at least a few of them are going to turn out to be completely bonkers. Maybe someone will drop dead at a square dance! Or … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fridays By Patricia Lee Gauch

For the girls at Calvin Junior High, looking for thrills could mean finding trouble… First off: this is a great cover. The scheming! The outsider! The lurking delinquents! The Mom Jeans! That hair. Aren’t you dying to find out what … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Famous Last Words (First Love From Silhouette #199) By Becky Stuart

So, this is usually the part where if the book was terrible, I still tell you all how despite the fact that this book was The Worst, I still I love you and how that I was duty-bound to read … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Fifteen By Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary, bless her nonagenarian heart, is best known for her juvenile fiction about the Leave It To Beaver-type adventures of Henry Huggins, and Beezus (and especially) Ramona Quimby:   books that manage to realistically capture the high drama that … Continue reading

Posted in Vintage YA Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | 33 Comments