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Friday Fiction – The Whole Nine Yards

The Whole Nine Yards
Malmgren
1986

Submitter: This was in my vocational-technical high school library collection. Ugh; teenagers have just so moved on from here – but maybe adults haven’t? I say this because today’s teens have moved on from the obviously dated cover image and title, combined with the book-jacket blurb. It looks like a bad 1980’s comedy film, or a contemporary parody of one. Our society’s attitudes and media have fostered more maturity about relationships for most teenagers that use this library, rendering this book almost comical. But, have adults moved on? Checkout the sample text! It could have been pulled from the early pages of 50 Shades! This book was apparently borrowed 13 times, 1991-2005. I hope it inspired at least one boy to “find the strength to confront his immaturity…”

Holly: If it hasn’t gone out in ten years and it was written for an audience of teens who are now in their 40s, let it go. I do love the cropped tank top on the guy on the cover, though.

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Paul Zindel

Angela and Diabola

Prey

Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date

Fear Street

The Town is On Fire

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