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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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Meg: The Treasure Nobody Saw (Meg Duncan #5)

It was a dark, stormy night when Meg Duncan saw the mysterious figure in white entering the Haywood house. Who could it be?  Background: From the 1950s through the 1970s Whitman published a huge number of these squat, dust jacketless hard covers, … Continue reading

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Trudy Phillips, New Girl (#1) By Barbara S. Bates

“New, new, new! New Girl! I hate being new. Why did we have to move!” Background: Continuing our annual round-up of Whitman hardcovers of the 1950s, 60s and 70s we come to the Trudy Phillips series on high school life,  which … Continue reading

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Ten-Boy Summer By Janet Quin-Harkin

If Jill wins the contest, she’ll lose Craig forever… The number of different authors means that Bantam’s Sweet Dreams romances vary in quality; in this case the author keeps the focus on the wildly divergent personalities of the heroines and … Continue reading

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Truth And Consequences By Miriam Young

Kim finds out fast that when you insist on speaking the ugly truth, the consequences can be disastrous! Scholastic Book Services titles can range from the weird to the weirder, but at their best they showcase relatable, kid-centric stories. So … Continue reading

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Turkey Trot (First Love From Silhouette #117) By Elaine Harper

Martha would have to wing it! Another holiday, another seasonally appropriate title from First Love from Silhouette author Elaine Harper! Background: 236 First Love titles were published between 1981 and 1987 by Silhouette, “AMERICA’S publisher of Contemporary Romance” (distinguishing itself from … Continue reading

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The Taking of Mariasburg By Julian F. Thompson

She made a dream come true… now she has to defend it. This week’s title comes courtesy of my friend Carrie (author, bird enthusiast, endlessly patient soul in the face of my many philosophies regarding Cold War teenage werewolves… truly … Continue reading

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Teen Witch #1: Lucky 13 By Megan Barnes

Thirteenth birthdays can be weird… The Plot: Honestly? This is one of those books that you don’t even need to read because the title tells the entire story. Sarah Connell is the youngest daughter in a family of health nuts. She … Continue reading

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‘Twixt Twelve and Twenty By Pat Boone

Teen-age can be a confusin’ time, but it can also be a great adventure. Pat Boone was a teen idol who rose to fame recording sanitized cover versions of Rhythm & Blues songs deemed too scary for mainstream radio. The … Continue reading

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Think Wild! By Arnold Madison

Ted Alford had racked up a glorious A in Driver Education, but his father still wouldn’t allow him to solo in the family car. Enter the BLUE MONSTER…. The Plot: 16 year old Long Island “townie” Ted Alford has two … Continue reading

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