RITA RINGS A BELL by Marjory Hall

RITA RINGS A BELL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another topic pertinent to teenage interest occupies the attention of Marjory Hall -- namely, the high school graduate's adjustment to the demands of her first job. With college in the fall on the horizon, Rita Pritchard takes a summer job with Facts and Figures, a market research agency, tottering on the brink of liquidation. Rita is immediately swept into a whirlwind-and simultaneous-courtship with two of the most eligible men in the firm, and foregoes her college plans for a winter of gay life. When neither romance pans out, Rita decides to follow the example of another woman employee who has buckled down to the task of getting ahead in the company. Hard work and perseverance pay dividends. The firm merges, acquires a few affluent clients and offers Rita a permanent, promising position and indirectly a romance of the same quality. Getting ahead in a growing company requires effort, patience and drive. For girls who are unfamiliar with this fact, Rita's story will indeed ""ring a bell"". For those who are, it may seem naive and over written.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1962
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls