It’s Throwback Thursday! That means it’s time to feature a teen or YA relevant book that was published pre-2000.
I think it’s really important to consider titles published before YA seemed to blow up as a genre because there’s such an amazing trove of books that were in print and helped inspire the writers that we know and love today.
My choice today isn’t just one book… it’s its own genre of books…
Lurlene McDaniel books.
You know the ones. You can’t pick just one because they’re all so similar.
My high school library got a complete overhaul my sophmore and junior year of high school, and we got a grant to get loads of new books. They were switching over to AR books and needed help over the summer to do it, so I had a summer job for two years helping them do this. It was my first job.
Anywho, I remember stocking the shelves with like, 50 of these Lurlene McDaniel books. During the school year, that shelf would be completely empty and remain nearly empty because so many girls would check out every single book ALL THE TIME. They were popular.
My first Lurlene McDaniel read was “Til Death Do Us Part”, and I think I received it in a bookclub my mom had signed me up for. Continue reading