The midwest jeune fille of the late twenties hysterics and playacts her way through a series of beaux, with her best friend,...

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AND NEVER BEEN KISSED

The midwest jeune fille of the late twenties hysterics and playacts her way through a series of beaux, with her best friend, and in tune with the popular songs. Flory has her heartbreaks over Charlie, the grocery clerk, Douglas for whom she dreams of being a missionary, Bill, the soda clerk, in whose place she accepts Eddie, the Yale man, while Millie assuages her hurts, bolsters her pride, and, in her turn, demands the same from Flory with her heart throbs. A trip to New Haven for the prom with Eddie is not quite a dream come true, nor is a summer job, but Millie's departure with her family gives Flory a real chance at Bill. But Bill's appetite for Flory's mother's cooking and his cavalier interest in other girls leaves Flory with no one for interest. Her mother's beau crashes through just in time for graduation with a son at military school and Flory is off again. Proving perhaps that girlish crushes haven't changed much since Bab, A Sub-Deb, even if they have different backgrounds. Here it is the influence of the movies, ads, current music on the methods of getting their ""men"", on their baseless sophistication. An accurate portrayal of adolescence.

Pub Date: Feb. 15, 1948

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1948