Ruth Ann's pretty, young mother died four years ago and her father is now planning to remarry, Tracy, a nurse, practical, pleasant and diplomatic. Certainly with Ruth Ann who is not a sweet sixteen and mutinous. Ruth Ann has another problem -- she is very fat and she's been submerging her unhappiness in chocolate bars, for years. Finally, for her father's sake, she sanctions the marriage but on the way home from their honeymoon, her father is killed, her stepmother Tracy crippled. Not entirely unselfishly Ruth Ann realizes she needs to be needed too, and she achieves a working relationship with her stepmother.... This is soap operetta for this age group and even if it's preFABricated, it DUZ work and gets in ALL the improvement values necessary. It also doubles the fun by doubling the misery and girls will enjoy it.