Johnson, Annabel & Johnson, Edgar - Count
Me Gone (New York, Simon and Schuster, 1968, 169pp)
The New York Times described this teen angst novel as "a powerful and convincing portrait of alienation." It isn’t.
Bornham, Frank - Durango Street (New York, EP Dutton and Company, 1965)
A well meaning, but sickening liberal tale that starts out tough, but winds up as a manifesto for "enlightened" bureaucrats as a social worker seeks to tame a gang of pill popping, razor toting hoodlums with the help of a black football star.
Hentoff, Nat - Jazz Country (New York, Harper and Row, 1965, 164pp)
The story of a teenage white, middle class jazz freak and his journey to discover the "soul" required to create truly free music. Patronisingly written for the adolescent market it neatly avoids drug references whilst making petty sideswipes at Hentoff’s fellow jazz critics and contains an almost hilarious number of product placements for the author’s former employer, Downbeat magazine.
Donovan, John - I'll Get There. It Better Be Worth The Trip (New York, Dell, 1969).
After moving to New York a confused teenager flirts with homosexuality and alcohol abuse.
Duke, Madelaine - The Sugar Cube Trap (London, White Lion, 1974).
A bizarre and racist children's book which combines "factual" information on drugs with an adventure tale in which a "famous Five" style gang track down a drugs importer after one of their older sisters has an LSD "overdose".
Samuels, Gertrude - Run, Shelley, Run! (New York, Crowel, 1974)
After outing her stepfather as an abuser a young teenager winds up in a girls home where she recieves a crash course in drugs, lesbianism and crime.
Spence, Eleanor - Time To Go Home (London, OUP, 1973).
A young boy misses out on launching his football career after he is beaten up by a drug addled thug who accuses him of being a narc.
Werbsa, Barbara - Run Softly, Go Fast (New York, Bantam, 1970).
Rejecting his father's homophobic and materialistic outlook a teenager drops out and moves to Greenwich Village to become an artist.