I confess to approaching this book with little or no enthusiasm, feeling that it would be just another, full of platitudes, high sounding, ill-working suggestions -- quite the reverse is true. It is as practical as The Poston Cooking-School Cook Pook, as specific as Emily Post: it is broadminded, socially speaking, tolerant religiously and expertly informed medically. It goes step by step through the child's life from the previous generation, to courtship, marriage and parenthood: it gives the information, so frequently neglected by parents, so sadly needed by otherwise well-educated children, in detail where necessary, and in a well rounded manner. It is a unique treatment of a subject we can no longer afford to neglect. Written by an Episcopalian, it should have wide Protestant use, and I suggest that parents and teachers as well as young people own a copy.