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Twixt Twelve and Twenty

3.11  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Paperback, 172 pages
Published March 1st 1973 by Jove (first published 1973)
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Feb 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vintage
I give this book 5 stars simply because it is so CHEESETASTIC!

I collect books for teens and preteens from the 1930s-1960s. Advice books on dating and hygiene are my favorite! I also love pulp novels of all kinds and chapter books like Cherry Ames and Sue Barton books.

So this book is a true find for me. I love it. I love to pick it up and hold it, feel it's tiny weight, look at the 1950s graphics, and read the achingly horrendous "advice" that good ole Pat give to "the teen-age" about dating and
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was actually published in 1958. I read it shortly thereafter.

At a time the second most popular male singer in America (behind Elvis), Boone never forgot his roots or his faith. This autobiography describes growing up in a family hurt badly by the Depression.

I assume Boone had help writing it, though I don't remember any credit given. Well conceived and told.

A good read.

Jan 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
I had a really hard time selecting a shelf for this one ~ considered making up a whole new category, because it really does stand alone from all other books.

It's hard to believe anyone took this book seriously. Gives a lot of hilarious insight into Pat Boone as he gives advice to teens about life and love. It's so difficult to sum up all of the cheese in this book with a short review. For example, Boone writes of when he first began to consider his highschool "steady" as wife material. He began
Erika Mulvenna
Nov 25, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: etiquette
Why does Pat Boone feel it necessary to give advice to teenagers???
Karla Martinsen
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Eat dessert first, Pat said to!
Aug 18, 2020 added it
I got this book when I was 12 , I am now 73. It actually reflected the mores of the times. Young ladies were not really told much about sex, and if they got pregnant, they went to visit an "aunt" in another state for a school year. We can now look back and think how stupid our parents were. Just because many didn't talk about sex, didn't mean it wasn't happening. I was at a boarding school where I'm sure my mother thought it was far enough away from boys, that I would be safe from s-e-x. I was, ...more
Janice Robinson
Apr 13, 2020 rated it did not like it
Isn't there a part in this book where the big hunk of noisily Christian, clean-cut white bread we call Pat Boone attempts to convince his twixt twelve and twenty readers that they shouldn't marry young, all the while confessing that he himself married young and then attempting to explain why it was different for him? Nuff said.
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