THE WONDERFUL WORLD OUTSIDE by Dorothy Holder Jones

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OUTSIDE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sixteen year old Vicky craves the normal atmosphere of a real home, a real family, outside the confines of the orphanage in which she has been brought up. When an understanding social worker offers her the chance of adoption, Vicky, for the first time, realizes how fully the orphanage has been her home, a home composed of younger children who love and depend on her, a home in which pedestrian detail conceals love, both filial and romantic. A somewhat sentimental story, which,nevertheless, captures with intensity that poignant moment when, on the verge of adulthood, a child feels the full impact of love for that place and those people which have nourished her. Dorothy Holder Jones draws her heroine with conviction, evoking with certainty an atmosphere of pathos.

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1959
Publisher: Dodd, Mead