Another trying story of teen-age growing pains centers around Betts, a high school senior whose mother is on the point of...

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WISHING ON A STAR

Another trying story of teen-age growing pains centers around Betts, a high school senior whose mother is on the point of remarrying. Extremely resentful of Harry, a nice, intelligent man who is her stepfather-to-be, Betts goes off to be a counselor at a Lake Michigan girls camp for the summer. There her work with the girls, some of them problem adolescents, the solving of a small camp property problem, and her romance with Marty Lewis, the lifeguard, have their healing effects. Betts realizes her own problems are not the only ones in the world and in her new understanding of others, helped along by the attention Marty pays her, Betts easily blossoms into a promising young lady. A facile, romance-geared settlement here, however, tends to throw the problem perspective off balance by making minor, big and the bigger ones unrealistically curable.

Pub Date: April 16, 1956

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Dodd, Mead

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1956