BRING TO A BOIL AND SEPARATE by Hadley Irwin

BRING TO A BOIL AND SEPARATE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This takes place the summer Katie's parents, both veterinarians, get a divorce. Katie, 13, feels bad, very bad. But it happens anyway. Her sympathetic young tennis coach helps her Cope; her horse listens to her problems; and neighbors dispense cornpone wisdom. Then her clever best friend Marit returns from camp. (The girls call each other LC and SC, for Lovely Child and Sensitive Child.) They get drunk together, in a scene possibly intended to be funny. Then on the first day of school Katie's ""boobies"" sprout so suddenly that she is caught with nothing to wear and has to phone Marti in the morning to rush over one of her bras. Now Marti calls her ""Boobie."" But this is flat straight through.

Pub Date: March 13th, 1980
Publisher: Atheneum