Written by the authors of When You Marry, this is a comprehensive study for mature teen-agers. Heavily loaded with statistics, tables and allegedly objective data, it describes the average dating and marriage patterns among young Americans, discusses the factors involved in choosing a mate, the problems of marital adjustment, and parenthood. It indicates potentials for failure and success in relationships by means of integrating the vast amount of statistical material at the author's disposal. Much of what is here, stripped of its sociological trimmings, is both common sense and common knowledge. As a general handbook this is a helpful but somewhat ponderous work. Not recommended in place of counciling, since on every level it tends to address itself to the ""norm"" rather than to the individual, this is nonetheless a repository of much interesting information.