GOOD-BY MY SHADOW by Mary Stolz

GOOD-BY MY SHADOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The adolescent cocoon of self-pity, parental misunderstanding and escape from reality into a dream world is treated with wry perception in Mary Stolz' latest family story. The Perrys, -- Barbara, the teen-aged heroine, her mother, civic minded Mrs. Perry, her father, Mr. Perry, a teacher, and her two brothers,- view each other in a stream-of-consciousness technique which is most effective in communicating the chrysalis of one sensitive teen-ager. Barbara's purely imaginary love-life, the friction generated between her and her mother over almost everything, the impasse at which both parents stand in trying to understand their daughter -- these and her friendship with Kathy, whom she really doesn't even like, offer a confused protagonist with whom most teen- agers should readily identify themselves.

Pub Date: Oct. 2nd, 1957
Publisher: Harper