SOPHIA SCARLOTTI AND CEECEE by Anita MacRae Feagles

SOPHIA SCARLOTTI AND CEECEE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sophia Scarlotti is Ceecee's glamourous fantasy self, but she doesn't show up too often in this story of the real Ceecee, the middle one of three daughters (by three different fathers) of a presently unmarried actress. When Mom's current boyfriend Gene McDermott comes to their summer house with his two sons, Ceecee hits it off right away with Clem while bright, younger Rebecca (13) develops a bantering friendship with witty Jay. There are of course complications--Clem decides that the whole situation is disloyal to his divorced mother and the two young girls mess up by visiting Mrs. McDermott in her Village apartment. Still it's all very neat, the ending is more so: Mom takes back Rebecca's nice father, now cured of his alcoholism; Gene gets a new ""chick""; and Ceecee gets a call from Clem. Meanwhile, though, the ambience of the relatively happy and very decent four-woman household is nicely projected, as is that of the summer community, and the kids' everyday conversation (especially Rebecca's and Jay's kiddish repartee) rings true.

Pub Date: March 9th, 1979
Publisher: Atheneum