“New, new, new! New Girl! I hate being new. Why did we have to move!”
Background: Continuing our annual round-up of Whitman hardcovers of the 1950s, 60s and 70s we come to the Trudy Phillips series on high school life, which lasted just two volumes in the early 1950s.
The Plot: That intro is short, because there isn’t all that much to say about the premise of the series; while some of the characters show great potential, the story itself is downright generic.
14 year old Trudy and her family have relocated from the small town of Eastbrook, Anystate, USA to the suburb of Tylertown, Anotherstate, USA six weeks into the start of the school year. On the day she is to start at Tyler Junior High (like Donna Parker, 9th grade makes Trudy a junior high senior, not a high school freshman), Trudy broods about her father’s decision: Continue reading