Amanda's sister Katherine is pregnant and getting married. To Amanda, it is everything a girl can aspire to: the ideal is relentlessly reinforced by the ever-persistent Patti, and the idyllic images of her teenage magazine. However, this picture does not reflect Katherine's feeling. She is growing increasingly uneasy about the direction in which her life is going. But she is powerless to prevent the plans her family are making on her behalf, or acknowledge that she does not want the child she is bearing.