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Crash Club By Henry Gregor Felsen

His answer to Outlaw’s bid for power was a new kind of hot rod club- he called it CRASH CLUB! Background: Henry Felsen began his career writing military adventure stories for juvenile readers during World War II, but earned his … Continue reading

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Seventeen & In-Between By Barthe DeClements

At seventeen, things aren’t so simple anymore… I got a number of requests for the final book in DeClements’s series featuring Elsie Edwards, as she evolves from gross 5th grade pariah to a beautiful but emotionally scarred high school student … Continue reading

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My Darling, My Hamburger By Paul Zindel

Senior year isn’t the end of high school- it’s the beginning of Life! This week’s reader request comes from literally my oldest friend, who sent me an Instragam  screen shot with the caption HAVE YOU SEEN THIS???? (LOL OF COURSE!!!!) … Continue reading

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Teenage Marriage: Coping With Reality By Jeanne Warren Lindsay

If you know a married teenager, you will know someone who will read Teenage Marriage: Coping With Reality… Did you overdose on Valentine’s candy? Well, no fear, I am here with the antidote! Although, to be honest, this book isn’t … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley High Super Edition: Special Christmas By Francine Pascal

It seems that nothing can spoil Jessica and Elizabeth’s holiday- until Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield announce the arrival of an unwelcome houseguest… Background: Sweet Valley High remains one of the most enduring series of its era, leading to numerous spin-off dealing with … Continue reading

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Daphne’s Book By Mary Downing Hahn

Jessica thinks she’ll be laughed off the face of the earth… Mary Downing Hahn may be best known for her YA suspense novels, especially the deeply creepy, deeply beloved ghost story Wait Till Helen Comes. But sprinkled throughout her bibliography are … Continue reading

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Prank By Kathryn Lasky

How can the words of the past give Birdie hope for the future? Well, this another one where the cover-copy barely matches the actual content of the book: it’s sold to readers as being about a high school student who … Continue reading

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