Rosemary Wells Joni Bodart

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Joni Bodart

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

When her father remarries, doltish Marcia … finds herself out of place with her sophisticated stepmother and her whiz-kid stepsister Chris. In the five years that [None of the Above] spans, Marcia becomes more acceptable to her new family … but in so doing seems to lose herself…. Wells refuses to provide any "happily ever after" solution to Marcia's problems. An unusual and oddly affecting heroine, Marcia seems, at times, to be sleepwalking through the events of her life. The author skillfully captures the girl's confusion in this timely, realistic and moving novel…. (p. 69)

Joni Bodart, in School Library Journal (reprinted from the November, 1974 issue of School Library Journal, published by R. R. Bowker Co. A Xerox Corporation; copyright © 1974), November, 1974.