MAKE WAY FOR PEGGY O'BRIEN by Alice P. Miller

MAKE WAY FOR PEGGY O'BRIEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Though she is described as pretty, peppy and talented, 13-year-old Peggy O'Brien is one of the most unappealing heroines to appear in juvenile fiction in many months. The second of five children, she is ashamed of her widowed mother's working in a bakery; she school, despises teachers, loathes the house she lives in, dodges work and responsibility, reads movie magazines incessantly, and dreams of escaping Eastbury, New Hampsire, or the golden realms of Hollywood stardom. Believable enough as an empty-headed egotist, Peggy becomes quite incredible in a last-chapter transformation from butterfly to solid rick. Preceding events do not pave the way for this abrupt about-face; and whatever Mrs. Miller may have meant to underline are lost in her meaningless and confusing plot.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1961
Publisher: Lippincott