Roxanne starts out trying to become a Hollywood star. She supports herself by clerking in a store while attending numerous tryouts. She is pretty, but freezes up when she gets onstage. During the course of events she discovers she has a rare talent for modeling and becomes an almost instant success, as a modest teenage model who will not pose naked. During a whirlwind trip to New York amid the highly charged world of runway shows, she discovers booze and sex, and looses her inhibitions. Her sudden change of character may put off some readers. However Roxanne's unpleasant experience with the effects of alcohol on the personality rings all too true.
I'm not supposed to give away the ending, but since some reviewers have criticized it, I will add this. In my opinion the ending makes sense. Perhaps it could have been expanded, but it is in character, when you understand what alcohol does to certain people who fall victim to its more dire effects.