Copyright 1960, Whitman Publishing Company.
Donna Parker's head started to throb, and the telephone shook in her hand. The news she had just received would change the course of her friend Ricky West's life--and her own as well.
It was only the first of the trying situations which she was to face that eventful spring. Ahead loomed graduation, and the unexpected competition for the Outstanding Girl Award. There was the question of a summer vacation in California--could that dream possibly come true? And then there was her part in Bunny's wedding--an experience that would haunt Donna as long as she lived.
Somewhere within herself Donna had to find real wisdom to meet the problems of growing up. She had to find the loyalty to stand by Ricky when disappointment threatened to end their friendship forever, and understanding to help handsome, blond Paul when he turned to her in desperation. Each new day brought its challenge, exciting and disturbing, until Donna was certain that above all others this had become A Spring to Remember.
This is a great book. Donna Parker now 14 years old is graduating from junior high in 9th grade. She is the valedictorian for her class., Her best friend Rick's mom dies and Ricky acts weird. Ricky competes with Donna for the best student award. Donna goes on her first date with Paul. She thinks she is all grown up until she goes to a rich family's wedding and is a bridesmaid much younger than everyone else.She pretends to be a senior in high school and she over hears a conversation between 2 of the wedding party talking how immature she she is graduating from 9 th grade and how she is from a small town and she tries too look important. She is crushed and leaves the wedding. But she better understands her two friends Ricky and Paul put into bad and awkward positions by their parents.She feels very awkward when she lives the wedding.But she can go home and talk to her parents.This is a wonderful story and Donna learns from her mistakes.