It is really exciting to read what can be written for girls by a competent author, all in a career story format. Not an empty account but as real and alive as life itself, this has lots of pointers and hints for those interested in secretarial work, a romantic interest common to this type of book -- and that something extra -- good swift characterizations, so well delineated they escape being just ""stock"" personalities. Even the touch of mystery is so understated that it doesn't detract from the growth of the central figure. The young people will convey to crowd-conscious teen agers the value of constructive individuality as an aid to maturation. Place, New York City and the Columbia University section. To our minds a fine piece of modern fiction for girls.