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Three's a Crowd

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Twin sisters fall for the same boy.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published 1966 by Scholastic Book Services (first published 1953)
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Celine
Oct 29, 2011 Celine rated it liked it
I own this nifty little paperback and the cover is exactly as pictured above. I paid a full 50 cents for it (10 cents less than the retail price when it was reprinted in 1970!!)
Okay, I am almost embarrassed to admit that I read this in it's entirety. Alas, it was a charming and sweet story with very little sensationalism. The ending was...well, you can read it and find out. If nothing else, it made me happy to think that women no longer take marriage classes in college!
Josephine
Dec 25, 2012 Josephine rated it liked it
Better than I thought it would be.

The plot is pretty simple: two identical twin sisters, finishing up college, are forced to face what marriage will mean to them--they'll have to separate from each other more completely than they've ever been in their entire lives. Set during their senior year in college (and the bracketing summers before and after that academic year), it's the story of one sister's marriage and the other's choice of career, and the two girls' reconciliation to the splitting of
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Liz
Dec 03, 2016 Liz rated it it was amazing
This book is charming primarily because it is such a product of its time. It was written in 1953, and clearly aimed for a young audience. The author goes out of her way to be "with it"--at one point the third person narration reads: "What a wing-ding of a thing the night had been! What a wooper-dooper time they'd had!" And the main character, a 21-year-old, says of one suitor: "There's no question that Arthur's a real gone guy, a mellow fellow." Hilarious. Did young people ever really talk this ...more
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A life-long writer, Ms. McSwigan wrote for several Pittsburgh newspapers and worked in publicity for many area institutions, including Kennywood Park and the University of Pittsburgh, before in 1947 she devoted all of her time to writing. Her first book was a biography of the primitive painter John Kane, who became popular after his death and on account of McSwigan's book. She was an award winning ...more
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