A somewhat tipsy song in praise of the raptures and rough spots in adolescent girlhood with a falcon named Zander bearing the brunt of the symbolism. The story highlights the vacation times of June Pritchard from an exuberant thirteen-year-old who successfully raises a baby sparrow hawk to train, through these years summers up to her sixteenth, when June -- without a tear -- watches her beloved Zander disappear into the blue, while she tries on a yellow organdy. Through the summers June learns about the world -- keeping house, adjusting to death with a new spiritual emphasis, relating to boys. For the young ladies who enjoy the maid to Maidenform stories -- this is just a bit more breathless than most. The views of falconry are exciting and one wishes there were more of Zander and less of June.