Submitter: This is a parenting book, so why it’s in a middle school library is beyond me. It might be a great book for parents, but there’s nothing in here that would benefit a 12-year old, and some things, like the “I didn’t let my kid sleep over at a friend’s house and then that friend was murdered” story is just creepy.
Holly: This is a fine book for a public library, but definitely an awful library book for a middle school library. It is completely out of place there. Its audience is not middle schoolers, but their parents. And yes, that story is creepy.
This book showed up in a book donation and I had a blast flipping through the pages. From what I could tell, it is a refugee from a high school and it is practically showroom new! WorldCat shows holdings in mostly university libraries which is where this gem needs to reside. In the meantime, you can enjoy this flashback to the early 1960s. Every picture seemed to be reminiscent of a Doris Day movie. My personal favorite picture is the “pajama party”.