Mary Stolz Ellen Lewis Buell - Essay

Ellen Lewis Buell

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Never an adherent to the cozier conventions of teenage fiction, Mary Stolz has given us another of her provocative novels [with "Pray Love, Remember"]—this time about a girl who isn't sure what she wants but knows quite well what she doesn't want…. On first acquaintance, Dody is not an entirely agreeable person, but she is very real in her uncertainties, her paradoxes and in her fierce desire to escape the mediocrities of the Plattstown pattern….

All Mrs. Stolz' novels have been distinguished by a mature approach to the problems of young people but this is the most challenging and the best of them all. (p. 50)

Ellen Lewis Buell, in The New York Times...

(The entire section is 604 words.)