Accent on April Author:Betty Cavanna 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, ... more »decided that for most of this past year the accent had been on April in their home.
Her brother Jonathan, only fourteen months older, had always been her close and understanding companion. Now that he was seventeen, Jon had become so impatient, so full of self-importance, even so patronizing that Kathy was often hurt and bewildered. But there had been good moments too, in this year. Kathy had started to work on the school newspaper, and found she had a real talent for it. Best of all, she had grown to know Rad Cooper, the editor of the paper, who obviously enjoyed her company, even if her brother didn't.
Betty Cavanna's story of the gay and warm-hearted McCalls dramatizes with great perception the delicate family relationships of a teenager; it has a tender appeal that every teenage girl will respond to.« less