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December 1977

Adolescence

Author Affiliations

Brighton Memorial Library 2300 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14618

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(12):1421. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120250103036

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Abstract

If I Love You, Am I Trapped Forever? by M. E. Kerr (Harper, 1973). Alan's senior year in high school he is on the football team, has a steady girl friend, and develops a crush on a new friend's mother. There are no tidy resolutions, so the book seems real.

Philip Hall Likes Me I Reckon Maybe, by Betty Green (Dell, 1975). Beth realizes Philip is ahead of her in classwork and farm skills only because of her crush on him. There's funny give and take between them, in their families, and between Beth and her girl friends.

Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack, by M. E. Kerr (Harper, 1972). These four friends know each other far better than their parents do. Dinky's mother is a "do-gooder" who is particularly insensitive to her own daughter's needs.

The Peter Pan Bag, by Lee Kingman (Dell, 1971). Wendy leaves home one summer to try

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