Peggy Sullivan

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Several plot strands are inexpertly threaded through [A Room of His Own]…. Anders' parents' health and economic problems, the conflict between a rebellious girl and her mother who live upstairs, and Anders' growing need for identity and sexual maturity are superficially treated. Needless profanity and stylistic awkwardness further detract from the novel. Though there are a couple of interesting characters and entertaining incidents (e.g., flashbacks of Anders' relationships with his grandfather and an elderly neighbor in Stockholm) they do not compensate for the book's weaknesses.

Peggy Sullivan, in her review of "A Room of His Own," in School Library Journal, an appendix to Library Journal (reprinted from the September, 1974 issue of School Library Journal, published by R. R. Bowker Co./A Xerox Corporation; copyright © 1974), Vol. 21, No. 1, September, 1974, p. 97.

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