Seventeen is a great novel by Booth Tarkington The story tells of a middle class family Baxter. They are not very popular in the society. The aspiring actress Lola Pratt, the daughter of a neighbor of the family Baxter, captivates with its beauty son family - William. He is sure that finally found true love, when he appears rival. William is necessary to draw the attention of the girl until she went to another, but there is an event that will forever change his life.