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Accent On April

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Kathy McCall buried her face in her hands and collapsed in tears. Then unexpectedly, she began to laugh, a little hysterically. "Goodness," murmured her mother, "storms and sunshine. I'm certainly glad April isn't often." Mrs. McCall, of course, was thinking of the sudden storms of the teen-age years. Kathy, however, decided that for most of this past year the accent had b ...more
Published June 1960 by William Morrow & Co. (first published 1960)
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Until recently fifteen-year-old Kathy McCall has had an idyllic life. Her parents are patient and understanding; she attends a prestigious academy and she has friends. But her only sibling, Jon, once protective and understanding, now treats her like poison ivy. Kathy further infuriates and embarrasses Jon when she writes an inaccurate story for the school newspaper.

Throughout their school year, Kathy and Jon feud and experience growing pains and victories.

A secondary plot of this short novel ce
ex library copy. Had to have one.
Mary Hill
Jul 01, 2013 Mary Hill rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young teens or tweens
This was my first novel that I read in fifth grade way back in 1978. I remember it because the girl worked for her school newspaper and wrote a sensational story about animal cruelty.
April in Concord and Lexington! It would be positively traitorous for one living in one of those towns not to like this one.
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Cavanna majored in journalism at the New Jersey College for Women
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