|Title||:||Dinny Gordon, Sophomore|
|Number of Pages||:||184 Pages|
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Dinny Gordon, Sophomore Reviews
Not as strong as the first book in the series but still quite enjoyable. Spent a bit too much time over the summer with Dinny's older sister's dating life -- I know it serves as a foil for Dinny but I wasn't that interested. Much more interesting are Dinny's own struggles as she tries to remain true to her ideals (studies and work first, no going steady or falling in love in high school) even when she meets the first guy she actually develops feelings for.
Awarding this one four stars mostly because of how eagerly I raced through it, but I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the first one. Dinny is unhappy for much for the book and there's generally too much teen-age angst and frantic late night phone calls. And that Sue is a piece of work!I liked that Dinny gets a copy of The King Must Die for her birthday, although I don't find it realistic that she reads it in a single afternoon.
My all-time favorite young adult chick-lit series. It was already old when I read it as a high student in the 1970s, but it still seemed relevant to me. Dinny had the perfect balance between social grace and brainy nerdiness. I wanted to be her.
I like it. It takes place in the 50's I suppose and it has all the wholesome goodness of that era. But there is also a strong theme of self examination and growth. It is wholesome, but not goody-goody-ish.
Dinny Gordon, a mature sophomore, values her scholastic average and her long-term goals which include a career in archaeology. She loves history museums and the study of ancient Greece and Rome....interests which separate her from her friends, Melinda, Sue and Blythe.Changing relationships dominate this short novel. When Dinny begins to date Curt, her friendships with Melinda and Blythe start to deteriorate. Graduate student Brad Kenyon (a big brother type character) helps Dinny gain perspective on her rocky romance. This teen novel was written and set in the 1960's.
As mentioned in my review of Dinny Gordon, Freshman; I am reading my way through the 4 books in this series. I read them as a pre-teen and am revisiting them as an adult. In Sophomore, Dinny is now dating but she feels very strongly about not going steady with anyone even though she likes a boy, Curt. Even though the books are dated in many ways, the writing is excellent. There are some universal problems that teens will always have to encounter. I relate to Dinny strongly and am very much enjoying the books the second time around.
Hmm. This one has kind of already faded from memory, and I read it 6 hours ago. I liked Curt here. I liked Julie. I didn't really like her friends. I totally fell for Brad. Reading about Rosemont being in the midst of IL farmlands was a bit of a culture shock, but a fun one. It sure isn't anymore!
I found these books in my junior high library during the 1980's. I enjoyed them, but even then they felt very dated. I enjoyed reading about what life for a fictional teen girl in the 50's/60's.