YOUNG TEENS PLAN DATES AND PROMS by Mary Beery

YOUNG TEENS PLAN DATES AND PROMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A follow-up on Talk It Over (1957, p. 444) in which a whole range of varied teenage problems were discussed, this focuses solely on dating and prom trotting. The format is repeated panel discussion and question and answer techniques. The reader is unenlightened on the function of origin of Club 700, though he may later surmise that its young members have hashed over these problems and contributed their comments. Questions come from both sexes and answers are submitted by the author. Many of the questions posed seem incredibly ina to the adult reader who must bear in mind the age and emotional levels of the fledgling Junior High School set to whom they may be perfectly plausible. The major objection to this kind of book is the emphasis it places on performing according to set and premeditated formulae. It is true that teenagers demand a tight social framework but adults who encourage it are concurrently discouraging the spontaneous reaction that is so essential to self discovery and meaningful relationships.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1962
Publisher: McGraw-Hill-Whittlesey