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Happy Birthday, Dear Beany (Beany Malone #7)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  81 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Beany looks forward to turning seventeen on St. Patrick's Day and longs for a reunion with her childhood friend, Miggs Carmody (who shares her birthday.) Her dreams are shattered as Miggs, now the daughter of a rich Texas oilman, appears cold and distant. A new beau offers support to Beany as she struggles with the Carmody's new social position. . . but does this young man...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published November 28th 1999 by Image Cascade Publishing (first published 1957)
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Robert Beveridge
Lenora Mattingly Weber, Happy Birthday, Dear Beany! (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1957)

Ah, the wonders of bucolic Denver in the fifties. Weber has finally ditched the last traces of overt McCarthyism, hopefully for good (remember, we're only halfway through the series at this point). Beany has finally ditched the last traces of her Norbettism and can finally view him as simply a friend. But with Andy gone off to the Marines, that leaves Beany without a beau. Well, a new one pops up almost as soon as the b...more
Oct 12, 2007 Stephanie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who aren't terrified by the cover
I realize this is an extremely petty criticism, but...what's with the cover of this book?!? Don't get me wrong...I love the fact that Image Cascade went with the original covers for its reprints. But Beany's hat is downright bizarre, and that guy she's facing looks like a red-faced sneak from another dimension! Creeeeeepy!

This isn't my favorite book in the Beany Malone series -- the plot's a bit contrived. But as far as I'm concerned, even mediocre Weber is far superior than most YA fiction.
Mary M
When I mentally would remember this series, this book and the reunion of Miggs and Beany was something I clearly remembered. The actual execution seemed a bit off but that just took a few pages, really, then the book seemed to flow. Enjoyed it!
The date-violence issue is troubling and poorly resolved, but otherwise this is classic, painful Beany.
Loved this book and am looking for a copy. Brough up things from my childhood.
Dating violence is never OK, Beany Malone! Come on now!
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Lenora Mattingly, though born in Missouri, lived most of her life in Denver, Colorado. In 1916 she married Albert Herman Weber and was the mother of six children.

Weber's first book, Wind on the Prairie, was published in 1929. From 1930 through 1962 she wrote short stories for magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping. Her last book was published posthumously in...more
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