Another life adjustment story by the author of Greetings from Glenna, for Anita etc. is heavier on social matters than grey matter but presents a healthy and reasonable outcome for an ugly duckling who decides to go to college. But the interim for Kim Mason- the year she spends at home after high school and working in the personnel department of a local china factory- proves revealing in human relationships. There is Howie, a young salesman and one of the first men to take an interest in Kim. But because of her former inferiority complex, Kim spurns Howie's brusque advice- that she go to college- and they break for a time. Trying to forget him, Kim befriends Christins, a girl with a sense of values about boys and life that is only skin deep, and the revelation sends Kim back to Howie and a future of study.