There seems a dual purpose in this story:- romance-adventure on a young teen level, and the inclusion of a problem of a younger child seriously incapacitated by cerebral palay. The older sister, Sidonie. In a motherless household, is tied down by the need for her help-- and occasionally rebels at this and at the financial stringency which threatens first to make small medical care inaccessible, and second to prevent Sidonie herself from going on to college. with this dual problem, the summer holiday is a difficult one. How she stood up to the situation, how she helped a friend to overcome some of her problems, and how she found a solution- not without peril- and found too the answer to her own emotional confusion, adds up to a story with much to recommend it. One could willingly spare the romantic implications; there is enough without them- but perhaps teen agers (girls) demand it.