FIRST FREEBIE: If you can add 5 more, we’ll have 100! And I’ll alphabetize them too!

UPDATE: 10 MORE I MEAN. Taking position here my vast critical capacities have exercised eminent domain over math part of brain. I really did once do physics!

Forgot this one too

Just to show you the font of taxonomies of ’70s and ’80s YA lit is without limit, 45 MORE options from readers (5 from me; I’m not WITHOUT USE)  for my recent AWL Listicle Without Commentary: The 45 Greatest Teen Titles You Have Never Heard of From the Era When They All Mentioned “I,” “Me,” “You” or Some Other Key Person That Are Not ‘Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret’

  1. A Horse Named Peaceable
  2. A Star For The Latecomer
  3. About David
  4. After You, My Dear Alphonse
  5. Anything For A Friend
  6. Came Back to Show You I could Fly
  7. Catherine, Called Birdy
  8. Class Pictures
  9. Deliver Us from Evie
  10. Find A Stranger, Say Good-bye
  11. Goodbye, Paperdoll
  12. Hangin’ Out with Cici
  13. I Heard the Owl Call My Name
  14. I Know What You Did Last Summer
  15. I Left My Sneakers In Dimension X
  16. Karen
  17. Kathleen, Please Come Home!
  18. Killing Mr. Griffin
  19. Lisa Bright and Dark
  20. Maniac Mcgee
  21. Meet The Austins
  22. Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones
  23. Over The Hill at 14
  24. P.S. I Love You
  25. People Might Hear You
  26. Representing Superdoll
  27. Run, Shelly, Run!
  28. Second Star To The Right
  29. Staring Peter and Leigh
  30. Steffie Can’t Come Out To Play
  31. Summer of My First Love
  32. Summer of my German Solider
  33. Taking Terri Mueller
  34. The Alfred G. Graebner High School Handbook of Rules and Regulations
  35. The Cat Ate My Gymsuit
  36. The Face On The Milk Carton
  37. The Great Gilly Hopkins
  38. The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore
  39. The Luckiest Girl
  40. The Queen of the What-Ifs
  41. The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  42. They Never Came Home
  43. Too Bad About the Haynes Girl
  44. Up in Seth’s Room
  45. Wait Till Helen Comes

Best excellent title addition (it has to not be on this list OR Awl list) gets free as-yet-undetermined vintage YA book, in mail, from me, or copy of Shelf Discovery, whichever winner wants.

July 11th, 2010 at 11:18 am

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