THE MIDDLE SISTER by Lois Duncan

THE MIDDLE SISTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The agonies of the child in the middle are legion, and in this story of teen-age Ruth Porter, are further dramatized by the heroine's feeling of being less than prepossessing in appearance. Tall and thin, she envies the golden femininity of her older sister, Janet, and the delicate wistfulness of her younger sister. Stoically, Ruth tries to imitate Janet, even simulating her interest in a theatrical career, but in the end it becomes apparent to her that the source of charm must lie within her own capacities, a lesson she learns to her supreme advantage. Well handled, this story of the ugly duckling should have a direct appeal to teen-age girls who will easily identify with the plight of struggling Ruth.

Pub Date: July 18th, 1960
Publisher: Dodd, Mead