Mr and Mrs Bo Jo Jones Author:Ann Head MR. AND MRS. BO JO JONES is an achingly familiar story in countless American homes. The bride is sixteen and pregnant, the groom is seventeen and astonished. — They're thrown together in a marriage of necessity which abruptly abbreviates the education-and social life-of both; which thrusts the football hero and his child-wife into a playhouse wi... more »th real problems, into a new adulthood where kids have to grow up fast.
They're high school juniors and they're in trouble. The kind of trouble you don't tell your parents about until you've fixed it up-one way or another. For Bo Jo Jones, it's the end of high school football and college. He's about to become a father. It's farewell to proms, expensive dresses, and the safe and comfortable life her parents have planned for July Greher. July is one of the 'lucky ones'; at least her child will be legitimate.
Ann Head has written an extraordinary novel of two young people-too soon adults. Quietly and humorously told, it is a story of real people in real life situations...and real problems.
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones was selected as one of the recommended Young Adult titles by the American Library Association for 1967. It's a book mature young men and women ought to read.
"Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones is about high school marriages. Ann Head tells the story candidly, honestly and discreetly. Parents and teacher cannot possible take exception to a serious teenage problem handled with such good taste...