Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow

Your Turn to Curtsy, My Turn to Bow

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552073539
  • 9780552073530

Review Text

The antic clowning of The Temple of Gold gives way to pathos only in a second, slighter story of a summer when the shattering of ideals and idols makes a man of a boy. Seventeen, ungainly, naive, and with an elephant child's curiosity is Peter Bell as he goes off to take a counselor's job at a camp. There he meets up with Chad Kimberly, from his home town, still a hero to Peter in spite of Granny Kemper's sneering remarks-Chad has had a crackup and is just out of a sanatorium. There too he meets Tilly Keck, falls in love with her, has his first date with her to learn- from Kemper- that Tillie is anybody's girl, for money. In his humiliation, he talks to Chad who seeks his friendship, and when repudiated- by Peter-tries to crucify himself in the woods.... The awkwardness, the ambivalence of youth- this explores a sensitive area and the rueful revelation is implicit in the incident. ??Limited. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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89 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
5 11% (10)
4 33% (29)
3 43% (38)
2 11% (10)
1 2% (2)
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