DEAREST KATE: A Catholic Girl Meets; The Problems Of Manners And Morals by Jeannette Griffith

DEAREST KATE: A Catholic Girl Meets; The Problems Of Manners And Morals

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A story for Catholic teen aged girls, based on Catholic doctrine, rules of behavior and answers to moral questions. One wonders whether the fiction slant is sound as in letters and diary confessions, Kate probes the many problems that face a young Catholic girl away from home for the first time. What dating rules should she observe? Is drinking wrong? How important is chastity? What qualities are essential in a future husband? How deep should her relationships go with non-Catholics? Kate discusses these questions primarily with 3 people; her mother, Father Jason, and Suzanne, a fellow student, who is a ""free thinker"". Always after a letter from home, a discussion with the priest, or a further examination of her own beliefs, Kate realizes the fallacy of Suzanne's thinking. Writing in an intimate style and using the language of teenagers, the author covers almost any conceivable problem a Catholic teenager might encounter. Doctrine and rules are presented palatably in the form of everyday conversation between mother and daughter. Although many will disagree with the content, few will find fault with the appealing style in which it is rendered.

Pub Date: April 24th, 1960
Publisher: Lippincott