A popular teen-age author chooses this time as her heroine, the girl who wins on the athletic field and loses on the social front. Blustering, awkward, uneasy, shy, unsure, Loretta Larkin will appeal to any teen-ager who has shared her sense of being heavy-footed. Loretta envies her successful, more feminine classmates their social graces, ignoring her own desirable traits. In an essay contest sponsored by an airport,- the prize, flying lessons- Loretta comes in an uneasy first. Flying lessons form an exciting background and air-minded girls will love it, as Loretta learns to handle the plane, herself- and learns too something about managing relationships with boys. Simple and sustained, with honest exploration of teen-age girl problems, ranging from brother adoration to high heels.