Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a teenager in Southern California in the late 1950s? Before the movie, before the television show, Frederick Kohner brought Gidget to the American public in his novel of the same name. Based on the adventures of his own daughter, Gidget was only one of Frederick Kohner's many novels. A petite brunette, fifteen-year-old Kathy Kohner became involved in the surf culture of Malibu, living a life Gidget fans have dreamed of living for generations.
There are many reasons to read this book. Perhaps you dream of Southern California-- whether you have actually been there or not. Perhaps you have enjoyed the Sandra Dee movie, or the t.v. show starring Sally Field, and want to know how the story began. Or perhaps you simply want some light reading, and are looking for something that is filled with adventures and fun. Whatever your reason, you will not be disappointed by this novel. http://www.amazon.com/Gidget-Frederick-Kohner/dp/B006CDFD6K/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330099486&sr=1-1.
Kathy Kohner-Zuckerman is alive and well, living in California. She still surfs, and makes other public appearances. While there have been many other girl surfers during the last few decades, it is safe to assume she is one of the most well-known and best-loved; and it all began with this delightful little book. Whether you are familiar with the movie and t.v. show or not, you can start with the original Gidget, and then enjoy the rest of Frederick Kohner's novels.