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My Name Is Davy I’m An Alcoholic By Anne Snyder

Davy Kimble didn’t have a friend in the world- until he discovered booze and Maxi… Is it the late 1970s? Then it must be time for yet another social-problem novel about the dangers of (checks notes)… DRINKING! But first can … Continue reading

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You Would If You Loved Me By Nora Stirling

She realized that a lot of other girls would give anything to be in her shoes. ANYTHING. And that was the problem… Background: It’s noted that at the time of the publication of the Avon-Flare edition, this title had “Over 725,000 … Continue reading

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Twink By John Neufeld

Her family had been warned of the awesome responsibility they were all accepting… her “preppie” step-brother Harry felt sick the first time he saw her. The 1960s and 1970s (and into the ‘80s) saw a new wave of YA Fiction … Continue reading

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Three Decades of Short Fiction from SEVENTEEN Magazine

Like its older sisters in the field of mass-market women’s magazines (everything from Cosmopolitan to Woman’s Day) Seventeen featured a great deal of short fiction in its pages from its debut in 1944. Some of these were reprinted in anthologies, … Continue reading

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My Sweet Audrina By V.C. Andrews

Now she will come face to face with the dangerous, terrifying secret everyone knows. Everyone except My Sweet Audrina. What the hell did I just read? OK, I’ll back it up here a second. Since this blog’s beginnings, there are … Continue reading

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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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