SAND IN MY CASTLE by Shirley Belden


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The moment when an adolescent becomes an independent adult is eagerly anticipated, but does not arrive without a certain amount of necessary pain. Seventeen-year-old Judy Burritt faces this moment with enthusiasm as she unflinchingly gears herself to endure the self-inflicted pain of leaving her over protective family and their comfortable New England home. When, after she spends several months on Cape Cod, deeply engrossed in work and friendship, her father is taken ill, she returns home, not as a child, but as an adult, answering the call of mature responsibility. Shirley Belden's sympathetic and understanding treatment of what is essentially a conventional subject, does much to transform her story into one which will inevitably be of interest to the teen-age reader.

Pub Date: Aug. 20th, 1958
Publisher: Longmans, Green