Jean Thompson was twenty, at Radcliffe (?), and symptomatically in jeans most of the time when, after an affair with a married man who had four children and a two car garage, she became pregnant. With only the moral support of one older friend (her parents were in Europe), she then left for California and a Salvation Army home for unwed mothers. This then is the professedly unretouched diary of the six months which followed, five of which she spent in a wage home to pay the home fee, and the last month there in which she was exposed to some of the ""agonies in the big house on the hill""--twelve year old Sue, one of five girls in Junior High, a Negro giving her third baby away while claiming it had died, etc., etc. Then there was her own decision to make, finding a couple (an independent adoption) which would take her baby right away, and the last minute threats--their reversed decision, her mother's arrival in the States.... This seems to be just the way it was, and it is not intended as an apologue but as an experience which is unquestionably and sympathetically involving.