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Friday Fiction: It Must Be Magic

It Must Be Magic
Woodruff
1982

The eighties live again in this teen romance. Kerrie, a rather bookish high school junior has a not so secret crush on Mike Price. During the annual “Genie Week”, Kerrie’s friends arrange it so that her “genie” for the week is Mike.  (I am still trying to figure out the educational value of girls getting a high school boy as a genie to do their bidding for an entire week.) Kerrie gets mixed up because it seems that Mike likes her. But is he only doing that because he has to? Kerrie is convinced that no one likes smart girls so she must be completely wrong to expect him to actually like her. She is not one of the cool kids. Of course, hijinks ensue, and I will leave it to you to guess how this ends.

Mary

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Kiss Me Creep

Kiss Me, Creep
Woodruff
1984

This is the teen version of the icky guy that is just misunderstood. See most of our romance posts. It’s a trope all on its own. Our gal Joy doesn’t like Richie. He constantly teases her. By the end of the book, Joy thinks she might have missed the boat on Richie. Maybe he actually likes her and he isn’t a creep. I think the jury is still out.

Ah, young love.

Mary