This might almost have been written as an answer to Eyerly's Bonnie Jo Go Home (KR, 1972). Karen, the lonely, stammering...

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GROWING UP IN A HURRY

This might almost have been written as an answer to Eyerly's Bonnie Jo Go Home (KR, 1972). Karen, the lonely, stammering heroine, gets pregnant not by some leering pusher but by the Japanese boyfriend who calls her Flower and whom she loves (but who doesn't love her quite as much as he does his academic future); her chief mistake, we feel, is not getting around to taking the pill. Similarly Karen's abortion is not endured alone in one of several callous New York institutions, but arranged by her mother with a sympathetic doctor -- and when it's over Karen and her previously rejecting mother are just a little closer together. Aside from the corrected message, you won't remember Karen much longer or believe in her stereotypically middle class family any more firmly than you did in Eyerly's cardboard cast.

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Little, Brown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1973