What's in a Name?

Peter Filichia, Author Avon Books $2.75 (0p) ISBN 978-0-380-75536-3
Rose Sczylanska is sure her life would run more smoothly if she had a name that was easy to pronounce and spell. When Rose meets Luke she introduces herself as Rose Sterling. Convinced that her new last name has given her the confidence to pursue a relationship with Luke, Rose decides to change her name legally. At first Rose's parents are hurt and angered by this decision. But Rose is determined to follow through with her plan, and works hard to win her family over to her way of thinking. An engaging romance, combined with an uncluttered storyline, keeps the pages turning. Readers will relish the author's loving portrayal of Rose's friends and extended family, as well as the vivid and accurate depiction of the pleasures of a New York City winter. This appealing novel avoids glib, simplistic resolutions, while maintaining a lighthearted tone throughout. Ages 12-up. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 12/01/1988
Release date: 12/01/1988
Genre: Children's
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