Richard Miller a rebellious high school senior is in love with his neighbor Muriel McComber. Her father, unhappy with Richard's wildness, breaks up their relationship. Richard wanders into a bar to drink his troubles away and meets Belle, a town flirt who is a bit older.
He gets drunk, tries to fight with a salesman who picks Belle up, and gets thrown out of the bar. His father understanding that the whole business was simply a part of growing up and seeing that no real damage was done helps to straighten the boy out.
When Richard discovers from a secret message that Muriel does love him, he determines to wait for her until they are older.
The review of this Book prepared by Jack Goodstein