Richard Peck

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Don't look and it won't hurt—Carol's advice to Ellen who's wondering how she can bear to give her baby up for adoption—is neither true nor very comforting [in Don't Look and It Won't Hurt], but [the] teenage characters bend themselves to cheerfully hard-boiled sarcasm—particularly tough Mitsy Decker … and the precociously poised minister's daughter Shirley Gage. It won't hurt if you read it for the humor, but don't look for any hidden profundity.

"Older Fiction: 'Don't Look and It Won't Hurt'," in Kirkus Reviews (copyright © 1972 The Kirkus Service, Inc.), Vol. XL, No. 16, August 15, 1972, p. 949.

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