Mary Stolz's stories are unfailingly good, the kind that show that writing for the teens can be both realistic and well...

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Mary Stolz's stories are unfailingly good, the kind that show that writing for the teens can be both realistic and well received, in fact, better received than the ordinary run of comforting moral pointers. This time we meet a new girl in a new environment- Honey Kirkwood in her senior year of nurse's training in a Boston hospital. Actually her story is nothing more than a character sketch, or a collection of character sketches, but as such and although all but plotless in form, they make memorable young reading as an examination of that all important question- what makes people tick? Honey, knows her reputation for being a flirt, knows at the same time she is not, and comes to an answer or two. She talks exhaustively to people and basically, though she is by no means a cut and dried personality, she has the right ideas about them. She wonders at them and accepts them as they are- so much so that she can make no attempt to impress the man she would most like to and there is a plaintive, questioning ending. An honest book, exciting in its dialogue and commentary and provocative understanding.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1956

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Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1956