This is Betty Cavanna's third novel for the teens, and again the girl and dog theme is an integral part of a valid story. Julie, at fourteen, is a completely convincing adolescent, suffering the growing pains of her years. Motherless, living on a farm, finding companionship chiefly in her dogs, feeling left out by other teen-agers, Julie gradually breaks down the barrier of her shyness by learning to become part of things. A few dates, joining in school activities, making her farm living room beautiful, working at the drawing which is her goal, Julie becomes a full fledged member of her group. Good story telling- sound characterization-contemporary.