All posts filed under: adolescent fiction

March 2nd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I am so happy. For the first time in my life, I haven’t been asked to write a “story” or to keep a “diary” about my Florida vacation. As I think I may have already mentioned, when I was in Elementary School, my teachers always gave me a list of the assignments that I was going to miss while I was away (so that I wouldn’t fall too far behind on my schoolwork). At the […]

February 23rd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

As I predicted, Walt Disney World is exactly as I remembered it – preserved for eternity just like Walt Disney, himself. I don’t know if you’re aware, but there is this really scary rumor that when he died, instead of burying him, Walt’s family had him frozen through some sort of weird scientific process. Apparently, the idea is to keep him like that until scientists figure out how to keep old, sick people alive indefinitely. […]

February 16th

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adolescent fiction / Uncategorized / Young Adult Fiction

I am so excited!! On Friday we leave for our annual trip to Florida. Every winter, for as far back as I can remember, my family has gone to Walt Disney World for a glorious week of “fun in the sun.” It all started the year that my father was invited to attend his first medical convention in the city of Orlando. Because it also happened to be the home of the Magic Kingdom, my […]

February 9th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

You’re probably wondering why my girlfriends all got me stuffed animals for my birthday, aren’t you? After all, it is kind of a weird gift to give a twelve year old. Unless, of course, that twelve year old is me. Because, you see, it just so happens that I love stuffed animals and dolls. I have been collecting them ever since I was a little girl. In fact, my bedroom is pretty much overflowing with […]

February 2nd

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I can’t believe it. Elise didn’t show up for my slumber party. And she didn’t call either. Supposedly, her mother phoned my father at the office on Friday afternoon to let him know that Elise wouldn’t be able to make it to my birthday party this year, but that was it. No explanation. No excuse. No apology. Nothing. When my father told me that she wasn’t coming, I wanted to call the whole thing off. […]

January 26th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

It’s my birthday this week. I should be thrilled, right? Well, I’m not. I don’t want to turn twelve years old. If anything, I want to go backwards – to get younger. Or, if that’s not possible, I’d like to at least stop getting any older. I just don’t want to grow up. Is that so bad? Well, is it? I know what you’re thinking. I’m thinking it too. I had just hoped that, maybe, […]

January 19th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

In case you were wondering, my father won the latest battle. I am still sitting on my hair. But, that’s O.K. Because, you know what? It suddenly occurred to me the other day that, no matter how many battles he wins, my father will not win the war. I am not going to be a kid forever. Someday, I’ll have a home and a life of my own. And, when I do, I’ll get a […]

January 12th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I am so annoyed. My father and I are fighting about my hair…again. He doesn’t want me to get a haircut. Ever. I would like to trim an inch or two off the bottom every once in a while (just to keep it looking healthy and manageable and neat). So far, he has won every battle. I haven’t had a haircut since my mother died. But I am not about to give up the fight. […]

January 5th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I’ve been thinking about it a lot and…well…maybe I’m selling my friends short. The truth is that I have read lots of books about people going through situations completely and utterly different from my own whose lives I think I comprehend quite well. I certainly didn’t have to travel to the fifth dimension myself in order to understand what Meg and Charles Wallace went through when they “tessered” across time and space in order to […]

December 29th

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adolescent fiction / Young Adult Fiction

I have been so unbelievably bored this past week (post-Christmas letdown, I guess) that I actually cleaned out my closets and reorganized my room. You wouldn’t believe how much stuff I purged. I filled a giant cardboard box with old toys (my dad is going to take them to the hospital and donate them to the children’s ward). And I gave most of my old board games to my little brother. I don’t need them […]