One could say that Miss Woody has mixed her three ounce drinks with about the same 100 proof, foolproof problems she did last time in Wisdom to Know (1964). Bitsy is thirteen and anything but itsy--she's very fat; her mother drinks and she has to take care of her when she gets sozzled; her father is both overbearing and negligent; her brother runs away; her little sister stammers. This covers a summer with the Gilberts and before it's over and with the help of a cousin (she has a boyfriend who works in a mental hospital) things are better. . . . Easily written, actually cheerfully enough to clear the overly problematical aspects.