A slick story, peopled with privileged characters, whose movement in the more exclusive circles is offset by their outspoken sincerity, outlines a year in boarding school, painful for Cornelia Hastings as the first extended time away from her father who is a famous and widowed writer. A senior at her Westchester school, Nelie learns a thing or two about people her own age and loses some of the contempt she formerly had for them. But a nagging worry is gushy socialite Mrs. Frances Walden, obviously out to snag Mr. Hastings partly through trying to win over Nelie. A turn for the better comes through the Dudleys. While on an article writing stint in South America, Mr. Hastings arranges for Nelie to stay with Helen Dudley, a fine woman who has typed up his manuscripts and is the widowed mother of two. There Nelie has her first taste of healthy family life, loves it and is only too glad when her father also enters the fold and decides to marry Helen. Easy.