REENEY by Molly one

REENEY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

After Mrs. Johnson's funeral, meddling Aunt Ada wants to move in and keep ouse for Mr. Johnson and his two teen-aged youngsters. In forthright rebellion, Reeney courageously declares that she will be able to manage, and is given a month to prove herself capable. Taking over her mother's role proves to be more difficult than young Reeney had anticipated. Her brother Matt fights Reeney all the way, and her father is too deeply immersed in his grief to notice her efforts. Reeney's main claim as a sophomore in high school is her steady beau, a handsome, sought-after junior. She leaps to maturity when she gives up a prom and her beau to help her younger brother past a test. Although the story is trite and reminiscent of a weak V. script, it will probably touch the taut heart strings of young girls.

Pub Date: April 23rd, 1963
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin