A simple yet sensible and quite sensitive terms, here is another young problem novel in the vein of Trish (1951, p. 3) and...

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A simple yet sensible and quite sensitive terms, here is another young problem novel in the vein of Trish (1951, p. 3) and Julie (1952, p.413), that comes up with some practical guideposts to mature happiness. Marsha, ""the other one"" in her family, has at 17 been overshadowed all her life by her glamorous but shallow older sister Diana who is in temperament much like their flighty mother. Attractively plain in her own way, Marsha has her father's more earthy temperament. But without the confidence necessary to help her stand her ground, Marsha is thrown off balance by Steve Holliday, personable, wise and steady, who comes to live in their town and who finds Marsha through a Korean war buddy who was killed and who had worshipped Diane. But for Steve, Marsha is his ""Diane"", even though she is unable till the last to accept fully the undemanding quality of his love and realize once and for all that she must choose him too, as a person in her own right. Readable introspection with sidelights on family and college problems as well.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Crowell

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1955