The three older Barnaby girls had all been popular extroverts. But not Jan. And not being invited to join Gamma sorority at Springville College only emphasized the difference between Jan and her sisters. The author's journalistic background has helped her in portraying Pete Loomis, a scholarship student and editor of the C the campus paper. Told in the first person, the tenses here are confusing, for the author skips about from past to present verb endings in disconcerting fashion. Nevertheless, the romantic denouement should satisfy teen-aged girls as Pete and Jan dream of marriage and owning a small newspaper some day.