Lowenthal, Michael. Charity girl.

Author:Theiss, Nola
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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LOWENTHAL, Michael. Charity girl. Houghton Mifflin, Mariner. 328p. c2007. 978-0-618-91978-9. $13.95. S A

Frieda Mintz is a young teenage girl looking for a way to grow up and away from her strict mother, especially after her butcher father dies from a knife cut her mother blames Frieda for. She gets a job at a nice department store and starts to go with older girls to dances where she meets soldiers on their way to combat in WW I. Her mother tries to marry her off to an older widower with children, and when Frieda meets a young soldier, she sees him both as a love and an escape. Unfortunately, he infects her with a venereal disease and reports her as his last conquest. This leads to her to be quarantined in a government...

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