FOOTLIGHT FEVER by Winifred Johnson


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A California highschool and several of the characters whose struggles and triumphs were recorded in Mrs. Johnson's first book, Londi (1963, p. 182, J-60) are here. This time Jean Smith, Londi's close friend, holds center stage. The first scene opens with the last day of school; Jean and Londi have both graduated, and look eagerly to the summer ahead-- until Jean learns that her boy friend will be away for half the summer. Jean gets a good part in a play produced by a Little Theater group, plays opposite a ravishing actor, and, alas, thinks she's in love with him. She learns he is self-centered and selfish, and welcomes the boy friend home with ready arms. All ends well for Jean who has, too quickly, decided she isn't the actress type. Interesting sub-plots are woven in and kept track of throughout. Although not probing, and despite the awkward handling of a few boy-girl scenes, the story will enthrall the star-struck.

Publisher: Westminster