The Woolworths has a new delivery of aluminum saucepans, and a crowd has gathered to see the first new metal in a long time. Everything else has been melted down for the war effort. An instant later, the crowd is gone.
Holly's dream comes true when she gets the opportunity to teach 14 year old children on a freelance base. Her professional life is going splendid and her quiet private life takes a big turn! You will follow her through Vanilla, as you will a few students: Leon and Emma, who are a couple since the Summer holiday; the popular yet modest Ann, who can draw the most beautiful pictures and writes poems, Henri, who is coming out of the closet and finds his first love and Julian, whose uncle has got a clear point of view about his sexual orientation.