Who Needs Glamr, Any

Marion Schultz, Author Fawcett Books $2.75 (144p) ISBN 978-0-449-70255-0
Two overwhelming events stir up Christie's life: Vern, the most attractive, popular guy in school is interested in her; and Owen, Christie's estranged father, who left to pursue a successful career in Hollywood, is returning to make a film in his hometown. Vern recognizes Christie's uneasiness to confront both the media and her father, whom she has resented for almost 10 years. When Vern tries to help, Christie distrusts him, assuming that all handsome, charming men have ulterior motives. In the end Christie learns that Vern is sincere, and that her father is a kind, caring man. This contrived story is populated by a cast of cardboard characters. The reunion between Christie and her father is unrealistic, as is her final reconciliation with Vern. With its stiff dialogue and bland prose, this is one book readers can skip. Ages 12-up. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/01/1988
Release date: 04/01/1988
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