Category Archives: teen sex

“The Sun is Gonna Surely Shine”….or, Blossom

There are a handful of pop culture items that I strongly associate with my childhood and adolescence. I’ve covered a shitload of them here, from the BSC, to Judy Blume, and even non-book nostalgia like Roseanne, Pump Up the Volume, and … Continue reading

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“Now we can duck hunt together,” or, Weetzie Bat

I don’t know what to even think of this book. On one hand, I read it quickly and didn’t seem to enjoy it much while I was reading. But on the other hand, I can’t stop thinking about it so … Continue reading

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“Our toothbrushes together….” Or, Someone to Love

Once upon a time, I read a Y.A. book about a girl who falls in love with a boy and it turns out the boy is a ghost. And he has some ridiculous name – I think it was Tuesday. … Continue reading

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“It certainly sounds resourceful,” Or, It’s Not What You Expect

Norma Klein has a habit of writing teens who are preternaturally mature. But none are moreso than Oliver Simon, the twin brother of fourteen year old Carla Simon.  This book is told from the point of view of Carla, and … Continue reading

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“I wish you were still in love with him…” or Family Secrets

When I was growing up, I wanted so badly to be in so many of the books that I’ve read.  But none more than the Norma Klein books.  You have to understand how unbelievably sophisticated the teenage characters in her … Continue reading

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How I Paid for College: a Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater

Do you have a book that you’ve read, that you love to a possibly unhealthy degree?  And for whatever reason, you try to get other people to read it and no one ever does because A) They haven’t heard a … Continue reading

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Classic post: No More Saturday Nights

Apologies readers!  A few posts ago I admitted to being pregnant.  Now is where I admit to having a rough first trimester, leaving me little time/energy to blog.  In the meantime, enjoy this post from nearly two years ago.  My … Continue reading

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"I watched her until the lights went out…." or Then Again Maybe I Won’t

Happy Banned Books Week everyone! It’s my favorite time of the year. When I get to pester people to no end about the scourge of censorship in American Libraries. The ALA (American Library Association) has lists each year of books … Continue reading

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"I’m not charming. I have lousy skin. I’m fat…." or Going Backwards

Thanks to for the image. Well, I have a confession to make. I told everyone (probably more than once) that this was my favorite Norma Klein book. But this isn’t the book I was thinking of, and now I … Continue reading

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"You married a man who voted for Reagan?" ….or That’s My Baby

This isn’t the best image, sorry. But you can still get a feel for it. Paul looking at Zoe, thinking “Sweet sassy molassy, those are some hot fucking mom jeans.” And Zoe looking down at Paul’s crotch thinking, “If I … Continue reading

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