THE ALFRED G. GRAEBNER MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK OF RULES AND REGULATIONS by Ellen Conford

THE ALFRED G. GRAEBNER MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK OF RULES AND REGULATIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Conford's episodic trifle about a girl's first year in high school (tenth grade) is amusing enough for those who haven't read it all elsewhere. Julie submits poems to the literary magazine but isn't accepted until she deliberately writes the kind of radical clichÉs the editors go in for; she manages Eric Feldman's campaign for class president until he himself defects to a girl with a stronger platform; tempted by an $80.00 suede jacket her mother will go halvers for, she sells school supplies for a fellow student until he is picked up for handling stolen goods; in class, she conspires to get out of gym, endures nervous Ms. Killian's hasty sex education, and moons over the new English teacher, ""the absolute image of Robert Redford,"" until she finds out that he's married. With some girl-type romance at the end and some contemporary references to computer scheduling and coed dorms, it's essentially an updated, female variation on a familiar Max Shulman theme.

Pub Date: March 25th, 1976
Publisher: Little, Brown