Norma Fox Mazer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Stephanie Zvirin

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[Summer Girls, Love Boys and Other Short Stories is a] satisfying collection of nine short stories sandwiched together between two poems reflecting on parent/teen relationships also written by Mazer. Featuring female protagonists, the stories mix the bitter and the sweet of life while encompassing a variety of narrative techniques, settings, themes, and tones. For example, in "Avie Loves Ric Forever," Mazer uses letters, a device she employed in the title story of her last collection, Dear Bill, Remember Me?…, to record the ache of a teenager's unrequited love; in "Do You Really Think It's Fair?" she writes a kind of extended monologue to depict a teenager verbalizing her feelings about her sister's death to a silent therapist; and in "Carmella, Adelina, and Florry," she vividly re-creates a...

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