Zoe’s Gift Hayes 1994 It was the cover that had me picking this book up. What is going on? A ghost of a man, a girl looking catatonic and the other girl trying to get her attention. It looks strange.
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
Y2K-9 : The dog who saved the world Strasser 1999 Submitter: I’m sure at the time this was a pretty funny book. The story is about bunch of dogs who are computer geeks and secret government agents who help save
The Boy with Dinosaur Hands: Nine Tales of the Real and Unreal Carusone 1998 Submitter: There are so many things going on with this book…a kid with dinosaur hands, horrible writing, crazy chapter titles, and the illustrations! The worst part
What’s the Matter with the Dobsons? Colman 1980 The Dobsons are a “good” family and have everything going for them. Or so it appears. Lisa and Amanda are sisters and each feels that the other parent doesn’t support them. Parents
The Thing About Georgie Graff 2006 Submitter: I found this while weeding my school library. It isn’t an awful book, but it is a pretty unfortunate cover — a middle grade book with a hanging? After some discussion my coworkers and
Softball Practice Maccarone 2007 Submitter: My daughter chose this on our last trip to our local public library. The summary from Scholastic: “Aunt Gracie drives Jan and friend Sam to the park for softball practice. As she drives off, Jan and
The Great Computer Dating Caper
Eddie and Jody need to get some cash together so Eddie’s dad can pursue development of his invention. So the boys create a dating service that is geared to the fat, lonely and shy girls. (Jody calls them “dogs”.) The boys themselves are the dates and Eddie starts to think maybe they are taking advantage of some of the girls. They actually are nice and sweet and somewhat vulnerable.