A slick, easy-to-read story about Danny, now ""Specs,"" who starts out getting glasses that make him look ""wilted"" and...

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A slick, easy-to-read story about Danny, now ""Specs,"" who starts out getting glasses that make him look ""wilted"" and ends up on the rec room couch with the girl he's liked all along. Meanwhile he gets off some pretty good cracks as he describes life at home--where his parents fight and his father finally walks out--and at school, where an old teacher the kids call senile dies of a heart attack shortly after giving Danny a sympathetic talk about the ups and downs and desperations that give living its ""frisson."" If there's a point it's summed up in the teacher's talk; beyond that, Danny is likable enough, and kids can respond to his tone and his survival of the forces that threaten to with him.

Pub Date: Feb. 5, 1980

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1980