It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Godfrey 1995 (original copyright 1987) I was going through some teen books and stumbled across this cover. I couldn’t figure out from the cover what this book was all about. A
Why Am I Too Young? Young 1985 Yet another familiar trope in the world of teen fiction: the older boy. Our protagonist, Callie, is crushing hard on the new super sexy lifeguard. Callie starts obsessing over the guy. This little
An X-Rated Romance Sunshine 1982 The reason I picked up this book is, of course, the cover. Creepy doesn’t begin to describe the ick factor about the title and cover. Note the sexy teacher’s expression. <shudders> Sara, our teen protagonist,
Unchosen Gilbert 1963 The Unchosen is our protagonist Ellen’s description of her group of close friends. One is the “not too attractive” brain, named Kay and the other is Debbie who isn’t much for good grades and is sporting an
World Swappers Brunner 1959 Who wouldn’t want to pick up and read this book with Frederik Pohl’s lukewarm endorsement on the cover? I cracked up at the marketing genius who thought this kind of statement would make a great book
Galactic Aliens Frank 1979 Submitter: A student brought the following book to our attention for review and weeding…because he wanted it. Why is this book awful? Well, it is a book that claims to be the most important book since
Bridget of Cat’s Head Point Winters 1994 Submitter: I think the man on the cover (that look on his face!) and Bridget’s hair are what struck me at first. Apparently there really is a Cat’s Head Point in northern Michigan!
House of Stairs Sleator 1974 (originally published) 1991 (paperback edition) I remember this book from when I was a teen and it was pretty cool. I was a fan of those dystopian society/social experiment movies and books. My favorites from