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Beverly Gray, Freshman (Beverly Gray #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When Beverly Gray is a college freshman, mystery, ghosts, suspense and rescue are all part of the adventure.
Published 1934 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Oct 26, 2012 Jane rated it really liked it
Shelves: old-series
I was surprised that this book was more like the Grace Harlowe or Marjorie Dean series than Nancy Drew. For 1934, it features a lot of the same plot structure and women's college themes that showed up twenty years earlier, even down to the group of eight best friends from high school. Really good, but much less modern than I was expecting!
Laura Bang
First-year college student Beverly Gray flits from one improbable circumstance to another. Beverly is a bit too much of a Mary Sue to be appealing, but it's still a fun read (for the laughs at all the ridiculous things that happen to her!). I liked the (sadly too few) times when the narrative was a bit sarcastic -- e.g., "Professor Adams, old Eagle-eye, as she was fondly (?) called by her students..."
Jan 05, 2015 Liz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This follows Beverly Gray in her freshman year at Vernon College. Some quite unbelievable things happen to her and she is a little too self-deprecating. The unbelievable things make for some amusement.
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May 03, 2011 Sigridur Maria rated it liked it
Er að endurlesa allan flokkinn. Þriðja stjarnan er eingöngu vegna nostalgíunnar. Hefði gefið þeim 4-5 stjörnur þegar ég var 10 ára.
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Jun 04, 2013 Kirsten Elson rated it it was amazing
So great for an avid reader of age 8-10, equally fun to read at age 48!
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A year after her high school graduation in 1933, Clair Blank's first four books in the Beverly Gray series had been published -- she was a published author at the age of 18. In 1935, she wrote The Adventure Girls at the K Bar O and was immediately asked by the publisher for two additional stories so that it could be made into a series.

Clair Blank graduated from college, became a typist and secreta
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