Angel in Heavy Shoes
When the playwriting contest was announced at Adams High, Katie Rose Belford planned to spend the next, few days preparing her entry. She simply would not allow herself to be distracted by anyone else's problems.
But fate and Katie Rose's sympathetic nature work against her. First, there was Rita Flood and her impossible family. The two older Flood boys had police records; Mrs. Flood drank too much; and Rita was concerned only about herself and her younger brother, Lennie. She tried to enlist Katie Rose's help in keeping the boy away from Irv, an older brother coming home from reform school.
There were problems in the Belford household as well. Stacy, Katie Rose's younger sister, finds her romance with Bruce Seerie heading for the rocks. Bruce, conservative and aloof, cannot adjust to Stacy's goodnatured involvement with everyone she meets. Even reliable old Ben, the man of the fatherless Belford family, is preoccupied and moody. He is suddenly attracted to Holly, a carhop at the drive-in where he works to earn college tuition. Ben knows only too well that Holly is a slinky temptress who could mean trouble for him.
Katie Rose's concern for those around her is shared by her quiet, steady friend, Miguel, and by her attractive young mother. In fact, it is Mrs. Belford's suggestion of an "uplift supper party" that brings everyone's problems to a head.
Gay, impulsive, compassionate, and at times, a bit selfish, Katie Rose Belford is an engaging and realistic heroine. It is easy to see why each new story about her and her irrepressible family engenders new enthusiasm among the growing numbers of her readers.
- 1968 Lenora Mattingly Weber
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