SENIOR YEAR by Anne Emery


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Another story about the teen-agers favorite character- Herself. In this case it is Herself when older, a Senior in High School. The year is full of problems for Sally,- the boy down the street, on whom she'd always counted, has deserted her; her ""best friend"" goes off to boarding school; she is fascinated at first- and then disillusioned- with a slick dancer of the ""fast"" crowd. Not too obviously, it is pointed out that growing up brings responsibilities,- the proper planning of time, the choice of friends, the ability to make decisions. It seems pretty superficial here, for the reader gets to Sally second hand, with no special insight. No better and no worse than many of its type. Not as good a book as last year's Mountain Laurel.

Pub Date: May 9th, 1949
Publisher: Westminster