When the comfortable missle class routine of Brenda's life is interrupted by her father's heart attack, she is forced to change her plans totally. Instead of attending the Washington State college as she had hoped, she takes a job in a department store. Here her values change as she learns the rewards of adult enterprise and sees with dismay the callowness of her fraternity-minded friends. Romance is abundant in this commonsensical story which runs close to the grain of teen-age fears, problems, and considerations. Not a literary tour de force, but a sound story which has much to say to the intended reading market.