FRANCIE AND THE BOYS by Meredith Daneman

FRANCIE AND THE BOYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Introverted Francie is one of six girls selected to take part in an improvisatory drama at Dubbs Boys' School, even though she had never shown the least interest in performing before she was persuaded to audition. In the process of selection, rehearsal, and performance, she discovers previously hidden sensitivities and talents--and, of course, boys. Through her attractions and antipathies toward various other cast members, she also discovers truths about the nature of theater work and acting as opposed to reality. In her first novel for young adults, Daneman writes with humor and authority about show business and British teen-agers. The characters and their relationships are believable, with Francie's growth and development sympathetically portrayed. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1989
Page count: 181pp
Publisher: Delacorte