Angie Morrow is fairly quiet and keeps to herself. In Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly the reader gets a glimpse into the summer before she leaves to college. It is a period of many firsts for her. She falls in love, and finds an identity. In the end she asserts her independence as she goes off to college.
I read this when I was fifteen and had no idea that it was written in 1942. It is a story that is relatable even today. It is also fascinating to me that Daly wrote this novel as she was in college. I love this story every time I read it, and it is fun to discuss with others who have read it as well. There is always a differing of opinions on the ending.