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Ginny Gordon And The Broadcast Mystery (#5) By Julie Campbell

“If she gets involved in any more mysteries I’d be in favor of the boarding school idea. As you say, she might get a lot out of it. How do you feel about going away to school, Ginny?” It is … Continue reading

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Going on Sixteen By Betty Cavanna

Fervently Julie whispered to the mirror, “I hope.” Betty Cavanna was one of the queens of the Malt Shop genre: gentle coming-of-age stories featuring young heroines facing teenage crises and growing up. Published from the 1940s through the 1960s, these … Continue reading

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Ginny Gordon And The Lending Library (#4) By Julie Campbell

“This town was made to order for our portable lending library. It’s filled with old people and shut-ins who like to read.” If it’s fall, it must be time for a look at the girls’ series books published by Whitman … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up The Imaginary Summer Book Club: The G-String Murders By Gypsy Rose Lee

(Click here for information on the 2018 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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Ginny Gordon And The Mystery At The Old Barn (#3) By Julie Campbell

“A hillbilly singer with an accordion! Oh no, John. We are ruined.” As fall continues, so do we with a selection of girls’ series published by Whitman in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. This week, we revisit Julie Campbell’s OTHER schoolgirl shamus of Westchester … Continue reading

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Give And Take By Tricia Springstubb

New loves… old friends… Does growing up mean choosing between them? This is a recent reader-request, but also a book that I’ve picked up probably 20 times in the past two years, before rejecting it and throwing it back on … Continue reading

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The Girl With The Silver Eyes By Willo Davis Roberts

Katie KNOWS she’s different but she’s never tried to hurt anyone… Happy New Year! I am starting off 2018 by digging in to my list of reader requests- if there is a book you’d like to recommend (…or remind me … Continue reading

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Meg: The Ghost of Hidden Springs (Meg Duncan #4)

Many years had passed since Kathleen Hannigan had died in a tragic accident, but her ghost was still said to haunt the old mansion… Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless … Continue reading

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Movie Madness and/or Mania: Girls Town (Charles F. Haas, 1959)

While Father Flanagan may have claimed that “there are no bad boys”, its opposite number begs to differ. With a cast led by eternal bad girl Mamie Van Doren, the girls of Girls Town are born to be bad… So … Continue reading

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The Girl Scouts’ Rivals (#5) By Edith Lavell

“The jury finds the defendant guilty of breaking the first five Girl Scout laws and recommends her dismissal from the organization!” Background: Fictional series about Girl Scouting date back nearly to the organization’s founding in 1912; by the 1920s the sub-genre … Continue reading

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