A tepid collection for girls of short story variations on the bobbysox romance theme of the jive and post-jive era. The...

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A tepid collection for girls of short story variations on the bobbysox romance theme of the jive and post-jive era. The pattern --Father, newspaper-hidden, Mother, dotingly unstrung, and Son or Daughter equipped with, or miserably without, a ""steady"" date, jaloy or crowd -- is generously employed in this collection. Most of the stories are of the girl -- gets (keeps, gets rid of) boy variety and an adventure of radio's feline fourteen-year old, Corliss Archer, and her simple-minded Dexter, cerily infatuated for his tender age is included. Above the Corliss Archer level are -- an amusing teen-age introspection by Lucille Vaughan Payne, a story of growing emotional maturity by Gertrude Sohweitzer, and account by Mary Hastings Bradley of a dismal evening being ""stuck"" at a dance. Some creaks in this collection, such as references to Constance Bennett, Jean Harlow, and the Four Marx Brothers, but generally harmless.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1950

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Random House

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1950