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Girls of Friendly Terrace (or Peggy Raymond's Success)

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Girls of Friendly Terrace follows the lives of a group of young girls in a small town, focusing on the protagonist Peggy Raymond. As Peggy navigates the trials and tribulations of adolescence, she leans on her tight-knit group of friends for support and guidance. The story is heartwarming and relatable, capturing the essence of teenage friendship and the challenges that come with growing up.

The author, Harriet Lummis Smith, does a wonderful job of developing the characters and bringing them to life on the page. Each girl in the group has their own unique personality and struggles, making them feel like real, fleshed-out individuals. Peggy's journey is particularly engaging, as she strives to balance her own ambitions with the expectations of her family and community.

The setting of Friendly Terrace adds to the charm of the story, with its quaint streets and close-knit community atmosphere. Readers will feel like they are right there alongside Peggy and her friends as they navigate the ups and downs of adolescence. Overall, Girls of Friendly Terrace is a delightful coming-of-age story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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Peggy Raymond and her friends, Amy, Priscilla and Ruth, encounter a new neighbour, Elaine, and her family. While Peggy, in her usual cheerful and practical manner, welcomes them into the neighbourhood of Friendly Terrace, a variety of mysteries slowly unfold about them and why they ended up moving there. (Harriet Lummis Smith later went on to write four sequels to Eleanor H. Porter's "Pollyanna" books.)

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