SANDY by Elizabeth Janet Gray
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There is a dearth of books of this type, so this should be very welcome, -- light fiction with a bit of romance, contemporary in both setting and problems. Sandy at 17, has just finished her freshman year at college. She is restless in the small, exclusive summer resort near Boston, -- her father is in the Navy, most of the ""old gang"" are in the service, everyone is ""doing something"". But her father and her aunt, with whom she lives, will not let her take a city job. So she takes a job as waitress at the Windrush Inn, hoping to thereby bridge the social gap and get to know the ""natives"". But it doesn't work that way, though she has adventures, falls in love and ultimately resolves her restlessness by deciding to give up college and join UNRRA. There is no attempt to reach any conclusions, but the problem is one that many girls are facing today, and the handling of it is convincingly done.

Pub Date: April 6th, 1945
Publisher: Viking