On October 9th, Harley's art exhibit goes up in a gallery in New York. It should be the most exciting time of her life, but Harley thinks she might be pregnant, and that would change everything. In this sequel to Harley, Like a Person, Bauer takes us through just one day in the life of Harley Columba. Raise by an abusive stepfather in New Jersey, Harley is now living with her biological father in New York City. Named one of Beatrice Snow's Most Promising Young Artists, she is also in a serious relationship with a young musician. One afternoon they are not careful about sex and now Harley spends the day with an (sic) pregnancy test in her purse, trying to decide what the future will bring. The events of the day take us through Harley's life, through the family trauma of finding out that her best friend was really a half sister, and through the excitement of having her artwork exhibited in the city. Her father, a Tony Award-winning set designer, also faces down some of his own demons as he returns to New Jersey with Harley to visit his ailing mother. The novel ends with two journalistic accounts of the day--her father's opening on Broadway and Harley's opening in the art gallery. The sexual description and other adult situations make this a novel for high school readers, and those YAs will find some down-to-earth values amidst the NYC glamour and culture.