Frankie, the daughter of Charly Biscoe—heroine of You’ll See! and Not That I…—is graduating from high school and [maybe] heading to college. Her strongest field is physics but her mother advises chemistry and her father suggests the Marine Corps.
The US is at war, and Frankie’s cousin—thwarted at love and greatly depressed—is entering the Army. Her friends all seem to have their futures planned, while she’s in a quandary. Even to attend the Prom she must choose between Caleb the chess-playing wimp and Conan the Klutz whose idea of romance involves the back seat of a car and stealing her undies.