FOR A WHOLE LIFETIME by Jessica Lyon
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FOR A WHOLE LIFETIME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

**This is just the sort of story we've been wanting for teen-age girls, mature, realistic and full of fascinating characterizations. Living in a New Jersey suburb with her widowed mother, an attractive teen-ager has a chance to look around at the marriages and projected marriages of some of her friends, and to find out what falling in love and marrying really means. She studies the unhappiness of her beautiful friend, married to a selfish and successful young advertising executive; she sees the inside story of the town's handsome, brilliant and socially prominent lawyer-in-the-making and his marriage to an Italian girl from the other side of the tracks; she works out the problems of her own engagement to a garage mechanic for whom her ambitious and snobbish mother can see no future. She learns to understand the value of money, the sacrifices that must be made for happiness, and, finally, to accept the responsibilities that go with adult life. This is highly recommended for girls of 14 and up as a perfect antidote for trashy, slick magazine stories and because it is very, very good.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1949
Publisher: Macrae-Smith