Skinny, dog-crazy Kay, fat, romantic Debbie and rosy-cheeked, overweight Ellen were inseparable during their junior year. The strong bond that tied them securely to one another was the sad fact that not one of the three had ever had a date. Their various escapes (for Ellen it was a long, involved bout with a pen pal), their diets (for Ellen it was one day of meat, one of water), and their attempts to be popular (for Ellen it failed--almost) are recorded with thorough-going honesty by Ellen. Funny and sad-- all starkly realistic, it is a carefully written story which will find a large audience. Terra firma in a cloud-fluff crowded region-- by the author of Champions Don't Cry (1960, p. 453, J-179).