Betsy Ray is now a sophomore, and she and her Crowd are in the thick of things at Deep Valley High. Between parties, exams, and her duties as class secretary, Betsy's got her hands full. But she's not too busy to notice the new boy in town - the oh-so-cosmopolitan Phil Brandish. If only she could make him notice her! Then Betsy's old friend Tib Muller invites her to spend Christmas in Milwaukee. It's there that plain old Betsy begins her, transformation into the dramatic and mysterious Betsye. With her new identity, she's sure she'll be able to charm Phil. The question is, can Betsye help being Betsy - in spite of herself?