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Eyerly, Jeannette Hyde
Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1963.
IL 5-8 .
The thing I liked about "Drop-out" was that these kids weren't bad kids. Bonny, the girl, liked school, did well in Latin, but her dad was holding her back. He wanted her to take typing lessons and office skills so she could get a job after graduation. Mitch had the opposite problem. He loved cars and worked part-time as a mechanic, dreaming of the day he could start full-time. His dad expected him to hold off work until after college. These two kids get together after she faints in class and he carries her to the nurse's room. They find that their friendship helps make their family life bearable but when her step-sister finds out she's dating secretly, her dad decides to send her to her aunt's. That's when they decide to go off and elope and that's when the trouble really starts.


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