SECOND SEMESTER by Helen Miller Swift

SECOND SEMESTER

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Two girls, each with her own problems, come to Newhall College and find themselves roommates. Hard working Carrie from a farm family is there to maintain her high academic standards and supplement her scholarship fund by waiting on table. All work and no play for Carrie....Ginnie, a transfer from another school, is there to raise her borderline academic average, a source of great disappointment to her illustrious parents. Ginnie however, longs for acceptance and friendship but is filled with self doubt because of her appearance. The story vacillates between both girls, focusing on the turmoil so common to these sensitive years. How Ginnie overcomes her obsession and brings her goal in from over the rainbow, how Carrie learns to recognize her own gifts and finds appreciation in an undreamed of male companion, are the basic story lines drawn alongside the ever-decreasing gulf between the girls. Matters like the pros and cons of sororities are given a healthy airing as well as other subjects pertinent to college life.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Longmans, Green