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Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Key Words: Fiction, Classic, Coming of Age, Girls, Romance

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Book Description:

Emily Webster, an orphan living with her grandfather, is not like the other girls her age in Deep Valley, Minnesota. After graduation, she longs to join the Crowd and go off to college - but she can't leave her grandfather alone at home. Resigning herself to a "lost winter," Emily nonetheless throws herself into a new program of study and a growing interest in the local Syrian community, and when she meets a handsome new teacher at the high school, Emily gains more than she ever dreamed possible.


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Sexual Content

Lust - 2 Incident

Emily has had a crush on a young man in her high school for many years now.

Girls discuss some of the merits of some of the high school boys they know.

Making Out/Sex - 8 Incidents

In a play, a boy kisses a girl.

Two couples sing and caress each other.

A couple ice skate "arms crossed and hands clasped."

A man holds a lady's arm closely, helping her walk across a rough patch.

After bringing her home, a man leans down suddenly, "took her cheeks between his hands and kissed her."

A man takes a lady's hand in his.

"When they walked he held her arm in a firm protective clasp. And she thought he felt what she did when their hands touched. But she couldn't be sure."

When a man proposes, he takes the lady's hand, they embrace and kiss.

Miscellaneous - 6 Incidents

Characters often go to dances throughout the book.

"She had never learned to joke and flirt with boys. Or perhaps boys just didn't joke and flirt with a girl who lived with her grandfather ."

"A cheerful, big-bosomed old lady."

Mentions a corset cover and petticoat.

The word “breast” and "bosom" are used - not sexual.

She "caught Emily to her queenly bosom."


Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 16 Incidents

"sergeant gives you Billy H*ll," heck, Bully, darned, darn, pooh, dickens, shucks

Religious Profanities - 14 Incidents

Gosh, Gee, Thank God, Gee whiz, Oh Lord, ye Gods, Be Gorrah!,Heaven knows, thank goodness

Derogatory Terms - 4 Incidents

"cock of the walk", Dago

Violence - None

Conversation Topics - 2 Incidents

This book has many guys and girls going out together, having beaus, learning how to be a little attractive, dancing and thinking guys are handsome. (Book takes place in the early 1900s).

Mentions a few characters smoking a pipe or cigarette.

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