FRIDAY NIGHTS AND ROBERT by Elizabeth B. Keeton

FRIDAY NIGHTS AND ROBERT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The fact that it all takes place in the strict, inhibited atmosphere of a 1929 farm family, doesn't really account for Esmeralda's passive acceptance of Robert's Friday night visits (even though she would much rather be Tommy Brooks' girlfriend) and her apparent indifference to being alternately exploited and ignored by popular, cliquish Margaret Spencer. Esmeralda's campaign to convince her mother to buy her an outfit of ready-made clothes, to pronounce words that she understands on paper, accurately convey the agonies of shyness, but her minimal progress here as she dallies with the same puppy loves that began her in Esmeralda (1970) suggest that she's not only undemonstrative but hopelessly vague.

Pub Date: March 22nd, 1973
Publisher: Little, Brown