Seventeen

June 16, 2016

Author: Booth Tarkington.

Summary:

A seventeen-year old young man, William Baxter, becomes infatuated with a young lady by the name of Miss Lola. He must content with fellow lads, an exasperating little sister, and the decrees of his parents – and Miss Lola is only staying for the summer!

My Thoughts:

Quite well done as a satire, I thought. However, I couldn’t stand either of the main characters, neither Lola with her baby talk and retinue of boys, nor William with his moping and showing off.

Content Review:

Sexual content: None.

Language: 15 ‘Ye Gods’ exclamations, 4 d***, 2 darn, 1 derogatory term

Violence: Second hand story that a suit was worn by a man who cut off a lady’s head.

 

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