Zenty is 18 but she didn't have much of a home life to grow up on; her father is a migratory artist; her mother takes jobs as a nurse; and she needs a student loan for her next year at college. Then there's her quandary over Wig, an instructor. Sometimes she's his best pupil in class, sometimes she's his best girl outside of class, and sometimes she's neither. And finally there's his father, not only a collector-patron of art, but very patronizing toward her-- he's a snob. During the summer Zenty recognizes one of the paintings Mr. Teiler has bought- unsigned, as her father's, and in order to win the contest he is now sponsoring imitates it. Prodded by her conscience, she gives up the prize to a more deserving entrant, and Wig helps to compensate for it... A prepossessing story with recognizable problems raised and reconciled, and just as good if not better than Spring Comes First to the Willows.