Showing posts with label Anne Emery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Anne Emery. Show all posts

Sorority Girl by Anne Emery (1952)

"I hereby pledge myself not to become part of any secret society at Sherwood High School."  Signed, Jean Burnaby.

But the Nightingales were different -- a service auxiliary.  So they said.

"Frankly, I think you'd better let it alone," said her mother.

"This is something every girl in school wants to be," Jean said, "every single girl!  Do you realize they take only about twenty or twenty-five girls a year? And they're choosing me!"

Another story about the Burnaby family.  (from the back cover)

Senior Year by Anne Emery (1949)

"The most awful thing ..." exclaimed Sally tragically.  At the very beginning of her senior year -- the year that was to be best of all -- her best friend goes off to another school.  Dependable Scotty starts dating someone else.  Sally finds herself a party fifth wheel.  Everything goes wrong, until Sally begins to discover -- Sally. (from the back cover)

Scarlet Royal by Anne Emery (1952)

The only thing in Margo's life that really counted was the horses themselves: riding them, hunting, showing, caring for them, loving them.  Especially her own horse, Scarlet Royal -- hers until the wealthy Cranshaws offered more than the struggling Macintyre's could afford to refuse.  Be nice to the Cranshaws, her mother said.  How could she like Ginevra Cranshaw, who went off with her beloved horse and her best boy friend?

A story of sportsmanship and courage by the author of Senior Year. (from the back cover)

High Note, Low Note by Anne Emery (1954)

Senior year -- the year of College Boards, of college plans, of scholarship applications.  Jean's last chance to improve her grades, to win recognition at Sherwood High School.  The last year to be with her friends -- especially Jeff, and Kim, and Scotty.  No wonder Jean has trouble keeping her mind on the music scholarship and all her fine beginning-of-the-school-year plans.

Another delightful story about the Burnaby family. (from the back cover)

Going Steady by Anne Emery (1950)

At her door, Scotty said, "I'll see you tomorrow, Sally.  First thing in the morning.  But after this week I'm going to be working, I think."

This was Sally Burnaby's first inkling that the world does not stop for couples in love ... that there is another side to every "happily ever after" story. (from the back cover)

Dinny Gordon, Sophomore by Anne Emery (1961)

When Dinny Gordon's friend Sue breaks up with attractive Curt Beauregard, Dinny finds herself confused and undecided for the first time in her well-planned life.  No boy had ever really interested her until Curt came on the scene. And she knows he likes her, too. But suppose Sue decides to make up with him?

Curt becomes very attentive to Dinny, and as she wrestles with this pleasant problem, who more agreeable young men seek dates with "Dateless Dinny."

The young lady herself, feeling rather breathless, suddenly is presented with an opportunity to give up that irritating title, and in a way that delights her impish imagination.

"As absorbing to teen-agers as their best friend's diary, this will sit solidly with the love and romance department." -- Virginia Kirkus (from the back cover)

Dinny Gordon, Freshman by Anne Emery (1959)

Popular, bright Dinny Gordon completely mystifies her friends by refusing to date.  Any one of them would absolutely jump, if they had Dinny's opportunities! But level-headed Dinny has her reasons, and one potent one is the example set by her gorgeous older sister, Roxanne, whose path through life is strewn with the broken hearts of adoring young men.

And Dinny's resolution never wavers, until, suddenly, a charming Southern boy named Curt Beauregard turns up at Rosemont High.

"Readers will find [Dinny's]  personality endearing, her independence attractive, and her intelligence stimulating." -- Chicago Sunday Tribune (from the back cover)