Steffie, Angel, Baby and More


When I was in high school, I read Fran Arrick's Steffie Can't Come Out to Play (1978) more than once. I even wrote a book report on it in the ninth grade, when the assigned reading included J. Meade Falkner's Moonfleet and Robert Westall's The Machine Gunners. (Wanted: female characters.)

Steffie, Angel, Baby and More2014-03-03T17:58:46-05:00

Ellen Hopkins’ Crank Trilogy


How fully can an author inhabit an addict's world and still spin a story coherent enough to engage the teen reader? Margaret K. McElderry Books(Simon & Schuster Books), 2004 In the 1970's, kids might have turned to the anonymously penned Go Ask Alice (1971), which was billed as

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