Junior Miss Benson 1945 (original copyright 1939) This vintage gem first started as a series of short stories featured in the New Yorker back in the 1930s. Our protagonist is a 13 year old girl named Judy Graves. This series
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
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
Anne of Green Gables (series) Anne of the Island, Anne of Ingleside, and Further Chronicles of Avonlea Montgomery 1915, 1939, and 1920 (original publication dates) Submitter: 25 – 30 years ago, my mom sometimes worked a shift at a tiny
License to Drive: a novelization Singer 1988 Submitter: I thought this was an awful book because first, I hate movie adaptation books as a genre; second, it’s SO old and dated—from my high school years—and I was embarrassed to see this
Junior Prom Aks 1982 Another special from the teen fiction section. I saw this cover girl and I wanted to know if maybe she had been practicing posing in front of the mirror to make that awful dress look better.