Kitty Boxc's struggle to overcome the hostility she feels toward her Czechoslovakian immigrant background, her home in the tenement district of a New England town, and above all, toward herself, is the theme of this convincing novel of teen-age love and bewilderment. Beautiful and intelligent, Kitty is determined that she will emancipate herself from the environment which has barred her from the pleasures enjoyed by her well-to-do schoolmates. She dreams of the rich Dean Tracy, forever- she believes- beyond her reach. A summer of gruelling factory work, a romantic brush with Dean, and the ultimate understanding that a ""good"" address is not the ticket to security, lead Kitty to the threshold of adult love. Dorothy Gilman Butters' heroine is vivid as is her candid treatment of a subject which happily transcends the generally cramped confines of teen-aged fiction.