The situation posed by the threat to a mother-daughter relationship in the widow mother's second marriage rescues this teen-age romance from mediocrity. Lovely 17-year old Robin McFarland, after a sense of security in an abnormally close relationship with her mother finds herself enveloped in an atmosphere of anxiety when her mother remarries. She resents her stepfather, her new home and schoolmates, and most of all her mother's pregnancy, and- stiff with hostility- seeks solace in an unstable in an unstable romance of her own. The subsequent awakening, the struggle to exorcise her personal demons, provide an emotionally convincing but conventionally patterned teen-age story. One could wish that Robin was a more normal and recognizable heroine.