PARTY FOR SUZANNE by Cecile Pepin Edwards


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Problems of a new girl in town rather tryingly with here in the story of a French Canadian family who move to Amesville, near Fall River, Mass. Called ""Canuck"" by some classmates, Suzanne Le Duc becomes morose, tries to reason things out for herself, struggles not too successfully to adopt the healthier laugh-it-off attitude of her elder brother that stands him in good stead with his new friends. She buckles under the temptation to be called Susan instead of Suzanne, to try to impress people with a too difficult violin solo at a school assembly, is shaken when her young Albert gets a job as assistant to the school janitor, flinches at her mother's difficulties with tests for citizenship papers. Music, one friendly classmate, a common interest in French Canadian heritage, finally weld a broken happiness and Suzanne has a wonderful birthday party. Important issues you, but a labored style and some typed characters put it on the dull side. There is no doubt though, that some of Suzanne's predicaments will make young sympathies flare up.

Pub Date: Aug. 11th, 1952
Publisher: Abingdon-Cokesbury