A successful first step in a commercial art career and an animosity overcome, mark heroine Patty's summer after high school graduation. To her good fortune, Patty, who wants to go to the Chicago Art Institute in the fall, is invited by her Uncle George, an art dealer, to spend the summer on the Connecticut shore. To her dismay, she finds her old high school nemesis Kathleen, at the very same place. Kathleen, to Patty, is the smooth, poised kind of girl who always gets all the men and manages to come out on the right side of all the ""situations"" she continually cooks up in her favor. But three months with Uncle George's beautiful prints (among them an Audubon of a Spoonbill), two new beaux, parties, sailing etc. end when she and Kathleen put their heads together over a poster for a local fund and become friends. Light reading- for what art there is is dwarfed by boys and beauties.