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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Welcome to today's stop on The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Jennifer Jabaley. Jennifer is the author of Lipstick Apology and Crush Control, which recently released on June 9th.  She stopped by to share this fun post on her favorite books at different ages. Take it away Jennifer!

Jennifer Jabaley

Born in New York and raised in Bridgewater, New Jersey, Jennifer Jabaley is a graduate of James Madison University and Southern College of Optometry. She began writing in 2006 and tries to manage optometry, writing and motherhood. She lives in Blue Ridge, Georgia with her husband and two children.
Official Website.
What books would you have recommended at Ages 5, 11, 16 and 20?

A Harry the Dirty Dog Treasury: Three Stories
At age five I loved HARRY AND THE DIRTY DOG by Gene Zion and the FROG AND TOAD books by Arnold Lobel.

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

At age 11 I adored Beverly Cleary books (particularly the Ramona books) and of course Judy Blume. ARE YOU THERE GOD, IT'S ME MARGARET was practically required reading in my circle of friends.

I Heard That Song Before

At age 16 I discovered Mary Higgins Clark. One summer I devoured just about every book she wrote. I loved that most of her books took place in New Jersey, my homestate, and often in locations very similar to where I grew up. I loved that she had strong, independent female protagonists that relied on their brains to solve mysteries and murders.

Crush Control

Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley
June 9, 2011
Willow has spent most of her life as her mother's sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she's in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind - and more importantly, the heart - is something you can really control

1 comment:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I use to love MHC too :) Great answers.