The Scholastic Book Services paperback was originally published in 1953 and this is the twelfth printing from December 1962. The title page inside describes the book as containing "Tips on how to be counted in with -- and how to make yourself count -- in school life."
Some of the book's chapter titles include:
- Yea-a-a Central!
- The Traffic System
- Heads ... You Win!
- Cheers for the Team
- Party Politics
- Popularity Plus
The doors swing open on a new school term. You're back, and you -- but there come Bev and Bud! You catch their conversation.Oh yes, it's safe to say this book is a reflection of a time that's as foreign to us now as Mars or The Shire.
"Down on the farm," Bev replies. "You're looking A-1 yourself, Bud. Working at the filling station must have been good for you."
"Heck, I thrived on it!" Bud grins. "Have you seen Pat this morning?"
"Yes, she and Tom are in the office, arranging a senior class meeting. Lucky, aren't we, to have those two as our class leaders?"
"You can say that again! Tom's as fine as they come, and Pat -- well, it's no wonder she's so popular..."
You eye them enviously as they walk down the corridor. That's the way you want to be -- friendly and self-confident, like Bev and Bud; admired, like Tom; popular, like Pat.
1. Nope. Not going there.
2. Still not going there.