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Book identification: 80s-ish YA/teen novel about crossing dimensions

Trying to identify a book I read as a young teenager in the early 80s, prominently featuring people traveling across dimensions. The thing I remember most is the striking explanation of how, e.g., a 3-dimensional body would look like to someone who can see only 2 dimensions. [more inside]
posted by leticia on Mar 17, 2016 - 8 answers

70s Young Adult Novel ID.

70s Young Adult Novel ID. Main character is a teenage girl named I think Star or Starr. [more inside]
posted by JanetLand on Mar 15, 2016 - 2 answers

Help me identify two barely-remembered YA books from the 80s-90s please?

I feel like asking this is almost as bad (or maybe worse) than 'can I eat it' questions but these have been weighing on my mind for a while and I find myself with extra time to read. Do you recognize either of these books? Apologies for the incredibly vague details! [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor on Oct 17, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me ID this sci-fi YA book series

I'm trying to remember a books series I read when I was a kid. It was a post-apocalyptic sci-fi YA series (at least four or five books I think) aimed at a Christian audience. [more inside]
posted by fryman on Oct 9, 2015 - 2 answers

Time to play What's That Book!

YA/children's book featuring a magic-brownie baking witch. More details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by polymath on Feb 11, 2014 - 6 answers

Like "I Shouldn't Be Alive" but with kids?

My pediatrician's office had a book in the waiting room--true stories of terrible accidents told by the kids and teens who managed to survive them. Anyone know the title? [more inside]
posted by Baethan on Aug 23, 2013 - 3 answers

What was this YA book about sexual abuse?

Help remember the name or author of a book of short stories targeted to children or young adults. The theme of the stories was body autonomy and how to react to sexual abuse. More description inside. [more inside]
posted by agentofselection on Jun 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me find a YA Halloween book?

Asking for a friend: trying to remember a YA Halloween-themed book from her childhood. [more inside]
posted by papercake on Oct 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Another question about books.

YA fiction books NOT written from a female's 1st person perspective (POV)? [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on May 29, 2012 - 38 answers

Looking for a book, can't recall the title or author.

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 - 6 answers

vampire romances are OK if they are good

Give me your best YA and children's fiction. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Oct 6, 2011 - 64 answers

Forgotten book title, YA fiction about erasing books

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 - 5 answers

YA Time Travel -- wish I could recall book

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. Thanks!
posted by kidelo on May 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Seeking YA fiction about special-needs student

Seeking YA book - Main character is special-needs student enrolled in BOCES... [more inside]
posted by SillyShepherd on May 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me ID this book!

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 - 8 answers

How Do I Promote My YA Fantasy Novel?

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 - 12 answers

Trying to remember the title of a YA book about gymnasts

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 - 7 answers

YA Novel - Gone With The Wind References?

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 - 8 answers

Looking for two books for kids

I am trying to remember the titles and authors of two possibly linked young adult novels. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Apr 12, 2006 - 10 answers

What is this pre-1992 YA book?

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 - 3 answers

Please explain summaries in Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

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 - 3 answers

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