Ellen, a midwesterner, enthusiastically follows the curriculum of the California dramatic school in which she has enrolled. Stage struck since childhood, here Ellen learns the technique of her art. Here she also learns the pitfalls of quick success and ballyhoo promises. A gifted actress, Ellen finally must choose between love and career. And she does in the surprising climax of this book. An interesting and informative professional novel on a subject close to the heart of most teen-age girls.