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The Taking of Mariasburg
Maria (with a long ``i,'' if you please), is unbelievably wealthy. How wealthy? Too much to mention. The money came from a father she never knew and Maria, an altruistic type, decides to use some of the funds to buy a town to be lived in by teenagers, where they can be free of parental and other adult interference. Here in Mariasburg they can prove to all that they can be ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 0 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by Scholastic Point
(first published 1988)
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This is my third book by Mr. Thompson and I read my second two because I so enjoyed his The Grounding of Group Six. That book was great, but the others have been complete duds. This one was incredibly dated, so much so that I assumed it was written in the early 70s, but it was actually much more recent, which just made the sexism and racism even more distressing (the racism and most of the sexism came at the hands of the bad guys, but still....). In addition to that, the whole plot was poorly pl ...more
Most loathed this book. I can see why too: cutesy invented lingo/style of speech, stereotypical right wing nut villains, an annoyingly perfect m.c. I loved it though. Loved the idea of a slightly odd teenage girl buying a ghost town and inviting "Teens in Search of Time" to move in there with her. I read this book a million times. I'm probably a huge dork.