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Young Adult book about a girl who works for the mob?

Misremembered-YA-book-filter. I read it in the early 1980s. A girl dresses as a boy to work at a baseball stadium, because she owes money to the mob? Anyone?
posted by The corpse in the library on Jul 15, 2016 - 1 answer

Help, Book-Sleuths of AskMe!

Trying to track down a Halloween-y children's (?) book of puzzles and such. Details within. [more inside]
posted by xenization on Oct 23, 2014 - 0 answers

Spooky images glimpsed through open doors

What was this genre novel about a maze full of gruesome tableaux vivants? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jan 3, 2013 - 14 answers

What Was That Book?

Help me remember this relatively recent story (movie? book?) a friend recommended to me. Vague details ahead! [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 13, 2012 - 2 answers

book about living chess set

Looking for the title of a YA book featuring a living chess set. [more inside]
posted by spunweb on Sep 14, 2012 - 1 answer

Help me find this science book aimed at kids.

What was that book? 1970s or early 1980s science book for kids, illustrated with black and white photographs. [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Jul 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me remember this darkish YA novel

Do you remember this YA book about two girls from different worlds spending a life-changing summer on the beach together? With a small bit involving Tarot cards? It's not Judy Blume's Summer Sisters or Francesca Lia Block's The Hanged Man. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 17, 2011 - 10 answers

Trying to trace a YA book involving dog aliens vs cat aliens, and mould as a weapon

I read this YA book in the mid 1980s but I have no clue it was first published. I think it was originally published in English so wasn't a translated edition. The main character is a teenage boy. He owns a smallish species of dog (terrier??) Somehow he becomes the prisoner of an alien race who resemble dogs. An alien race which look like humanoid cats also feature.  The boy is taken to the canine alien race spaceship and they question him, then infect him with some kind of mould/disease, but he escapes, I think with the help of the cats [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Nov 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me remember this disturbing horror novel

Do you recognize this disturbing horror novel I read when I was far too young to do so? Plot details below the fold, NSFW and potentially triggery. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Nov 1, 2011 - 20 answers

What was this book with a pink alien spaceship?

SciFiBookFilter: What was this science fiction book? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Nov 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Children's book

NPR's story about Dare Wright's Lonely Doll books triggered a memory of a similar series I read as a child [come in for details] [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 5, 2005 - 7 answers

Find This Scifi Book

This is yet another "what was this book" question. It's a sci-fi book. [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by the biscuit man on Dec 19, 2003 - 6 answers

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