Thoroughly enjoyable, this story of Vassar today, lively, fresh, buoyant, just as it should be. Centered is Frances Flippen, pleasantly self-important and delighted with her friends, her writing (she's talented), and her job as editor of the college paper. Through her junior and senior years her ambitions and comedowns, her loves and her disappointments make very nice reading. There is Lee, her roommate, with a restless charm and no scruples; there's Liz, wanting marriage and security, finding she made up her mind too much for marriage --and not the man; there's Gary, the child poetess, who cheats on an exam in order not to fail her father; and most important of all Brooks Creighton, a young -- and embittered -- professor, who is intrigued by her youth. Gay, l close to the life and the age, and a pleasant book.