The Unchosen by Nan Gilbert
New York : Harper & Row, 1963. First Edition. Stated. Hardcover. 214 pages ; 21 cm. $3.50 dust jacket with minimal wear. Gift inscription on flyleaf. Storage odor within pages. Else, fine with clean and unmarked pages. Binding sound.
Growing up, participating in the world around you, and facing life with honesty is never easy. But it is harder yet if you have the lowest possible opinion of yourself and can see no reason for revising it.
Debbie, Kay, and Ellen had been friends for years. They were as different as three girls could be, yet they had one thing in common. They thought of themselves as the have-nots — unpopular, undated — leagued together against the haves. The Unchosen was Ellen's name for them, and as the last year of high school began the name seemed as apt as ever.
Then suddenly Ellen's world—a world of delicately connected half-truths, unfounded hopes, and nebulous dreams—was totally disrupted. It was no longer possible to pretend that all was well. Slowly, surely, never easily —but doggedly—Ellen began to admit the truth to herself. To be chosen you must choose—and step by step Ellen chose to abandon the protective coloration of childhood.
This provocative, deeply absorbing story by the author of ACADEMY SUMMER is told with dimension and sensitivity.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nan Gilbert was born in Galena, Illinois, raised in Sheldon, Iowa, and attended the University of Texas. She wrote advertising copy for a St. Paul agency until her marriage, then detoured into writing stories for chil-dren—and telling them to her own. When she returned to writing copy several years later, she decided advertising was a detour, and once again became a writer of fiction.
Nan Gilbert lives in Eugene, Oregon, with her husband. She is the author of over five hundred stories, many of which have appeared in anthologies and textbooks. She is also the author of CHAMPIONS DON'T CRY and the popular teenage novel ACADEMY SUMMER, some reviews of which appear on the back panel.
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