As in her former book Brenda Becomes a Buyer (1960, J-205), the heroine here makes her way over obstacles to arrive at her own personal way of life. Lorna is repeatedly beset by her boy friend's demands that she abandon her various social work commitments to have a good time, but more shocking is Farley's lack of interest in her work generally. The YWCA, with its residents and their problems, its old age club, its teen activities is etched to sharp contrast to Farley's merry-go-round of partying and fun. These conflicting values come to a head and Lorna breaks her engagement. In her envolvement with a new job at the Family Services Agency and with Greg Taylor, a more suitable partner, Lorna finds her way out of heartbreak easily. How gratifying it in for Lorna that most of her cases are so anxious for help and so appreciative afterwards. Unfortunately this is a sugary conception of a gruelling occupation, though some girls will find provocative stuff in Lorna's dilemma.