Asking for a friend: trying to remember a YA Halloween-themed book from her childhood. [more inside]
posted by papercake
on Oct 24, 2012 -
I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen. It's been years since I read it and I can't recall the name of the writer, or the title of the work. I recall a little of the plot, but not much.
As far as I recall, it was about a girl living in a small town in the east coast who falls into a pit, or cave, something like that, and is saved by a man made of earth and stone. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist
on Mar 21, 2012 -
Yet another forgotten-book-from-my-youth question. Probably in the early/mid-80s I read a book where there was a device of some sort which could either change the contents of a book or erase it completely. I don't remember the mechanism, but I'm pretty sure that when this device was used, it affected all copies of the book it was being used on, everywhere. So you could change the name of a character in your copy of the book, and in all the libraries across the world, that would now be the character's name. I don't remember if it also affected everyone's memory of the book or not, so that the new name would always have been that character's name. [more inside]
posted by hades
on Jan 13, 2011 -
Help me find the title of this YA book I've been searching for for 30 years! Two female friends time travel back to old New York. Published in the late '60's or early '70's in hardcover. That's all I recall, except that I loved it.
posted by kidelo
on May 28, 2010 -
BookFilter: Please help me identify a YA sci-fi book I read as a teenager in the 1980s. Full description inside. [more inside]
posted by halfguard
on Apr 1, 2010 -
I want to promote my Young Adult fantasy novel about Morgan le Fay on the web. The biggest audience should be young women and libraries; Wiccans, medieval re-enactors and King Arthur fans would dig it, too (I hope).
How can I best promote the book myself? What sites and blogs should I contact? Are author's tours effective? What should I definitely put my efforts into and what's not worth my time? [more inside]
posted by musofire
on Oct 11, 2009 -
I am trying to recall a book that was published for twelve-year-old girls in the mid-1980s or earlier; a YA book, I suppose. It was about gymnasts who were anorexic and pushed too hard by their coach. On the cover was a painting or drawing of girls in leotards on a chessboard. It was a wonderful book and I cannot remember its title. [more inside]
posted by adamfaux
on Jun 21, 2009 -
Name This Book: I've been trying to track down a YA book I remember reading in middle school. The two main characters are best friends who both love the novel Gone With The Wind. [more inside]
posted by warble
on Jun 1, 2007 -
In high school, I read a book that I remember being titled "The Island Girl." It seems like it would be easy to find this book since I have a title, unfortunately, I'm not entirely sure that's the title, and even if it were, there are approximately nine million books named "The Island Girl." [more inside]
posted by headspace
on Jun 7, 2005 -
I have always enjoyed reading the summaries that often appear in the Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data (the small type at the beginning of the book that includes the date of publication, etc.) of books for young people. Just because they're amusing, I'll provide an example:
Poinsettia and the Firefighters
by Felicia Bond
Summary: Poinsettia the Pig feels lonely and afraid of the dark until she learns that there is someone else awake and keeping watch all night: the fire fighters.
Why are these summaries there? Why don't books for adults have them?
posted by bubukaba
on Feb 3, 2005 -