Make a Wish for Me (Beany Malone)

Make a Wish for Me (Beany Malone)[EPUB] ✶ Make a Wish for Me (Beany Malone) ✻ Lenora Mattingly Weber – Heartforum.co.uk Norbett returns to Denver, just as Andy gives Beany a special wristwatch Beany struggles with choosing between Andy and Norbett After becoming friends with Dulcie Lungaarde, a carhop at the Ragged Rob Norbett returns to Denver, just as Wish for Epub Þ Andy gives Beany a special wristwatch Beany struggles with choosing between Andy and Norbett After becoming friends with Dulcie Lungaarde, Make a MOBI :Ä a carhop at the Ragged Robin, Beany encounters much animosity from the students at Harkness as she attempts to help the brash Dulcie.

Lenora Mattingly, though born in Missouri, Wish for Epub Þ lived most of her life in Denver, Colorado In she married Albert Herman Weber and was the mother of Make a MOBI :Ä six children Weber's first book, Wind on the Prairie, was published in From through she wrote short stories for magazines such as The Saturday a Wish for PDF ✓ Evening Post, McCall's, and Good Housekeeping Her last book was published posthumously in.

Make a Wish for Me Epub õ Make a  MOBI :Ä Wish
  • Paperback
  • 286 pages
  • Make a Wish for Me (Beany Malone)
  • Lenora Mattingly Weber
  • English
  • 19 March 2018
  • 9780963960788

10 thoughts on “Make a Wish for Me (Beany Malone)

  1. Hannah Garden says:

    Yay, Lenora Mattingly Weber! Yay, my Mom, for getting me into this awesome collection!

  2. Robert Beveridge says:

    Lenora Mattingly Weber, Make a Wish for Me (Thomas Y. Crowell, 1956)

    After the severe disappointment that was Beany Has a Secret Life, I stopped reading the series for over a year; I finally got around to pulling book #6 out of the library and reading it over the past week. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, and there were a couple of times when Weber came very close to that line. But she never crossed over it in Make a Wish for Me, and we're back to the wonderful, bucolic Denver that only ever existed in Lenora Mattingly Weber's mind.

    As you may remember from previous books in the series, Norbett Rhodes has gone out to Ohio to stay with his widowed aunt and help around the house, and Beany has taken up with Andy Kern as a new beau. Andy is everything Norbett wasn't—even-tempered, dependable, affable. And yet a quick letter from Norbett one day, along with a new charm for her bracelet, reinforces to Beany that something in her relationship with Norbett is missing from what she has with Andy. Still, things are going along swimmingly until Norbett shows up back in Denver, imploring Beany not to let anyone know he's there. A mystery is afoot, and it's almost enough to distract Beany from her other problems. Other problems? You know it. She's been asked to show a new girl around school, which is all well and good (and the kind of thing the Malones have long been known for) until she finds out the girl in question has already made herself extremely unpopular with much of the female student body. This includes the newspaper editor, whom Beany was hoping would ask her to go to the big spring newspaper conference in her stead. No, Beany Malone's life is never an easy one.

    That's not to say that young readers of today are going to find the edginess they have come to expect given today's kidlit. Make no mistake, the Beany Malone books were written in the fifties, and the problems Beany and her family and friends face are ones familiar to those who watch TVLand these days (or who are old enough to remember when those shows were still in syndication on broadcast TV, as they were when I was a kid). Because of this, these days they're probably better suited to the nostalgia crowd than modern teens, but I think the younger generation should at least give them a shot; maybe a little of the bucolic might be just what they're looking for. *** ½

  3. Audrey says:

    I really enjoyed this one. I think it might have been one of my favorite books so far. I really like Beany and can relate to her a lot. I also enjoy seeing how her character is maturing (e.g., breaking up with Norbett. Good riddance!). She seems like the kind of girl I would love to have as a friend. I appreciated the fact that Mr. Malone was a little (little…) more present in this book, and I especially liked the encounter he had with Beany after she came home late that night. I’ve also come to like Adair a lot more. She seems like a pretty nice person to have as a stepmother! While I love the series, sometimes certain plot points have been a bit predictable. But in this one there were a few nice surprises of things I didn’t see coming. I like Andy a lot. He seems like a shrewd, thoughtful, and respectful guy—I can’t say if I’ve ever met a teenage boy with that much sense!—but his nicknames for people (knucks, turnip, etc.) do get a wee bit annoying. :) I’m willing to overlook it, though. I thought the commentary on ‘more thanning’ was really interesting. If Beany thinks times have changed since Adelaide’s era, what a shock it would be for her today. I for one appreciate and agree with (for the most part) the Malone’s (and Andy’s) views. So I was happy to see that message brought across here. One thing I do wish is that there was a bit more secondary-character continuity throughout the series. I feel like some people are invented and discarded at whim. For example, whatever happened to Sheila? To Maurine? Cynthia? Kibby? When is Ander going to reappear? At least Elizabeth and little Martie were mentioned… though ever so briefly. I’m afraid that Dulcie and Jennifer Reed will be similarly forgotten. I hope not because I think they are interesting characters. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see in the next book!

  4. Lisa says:

    Oh, I've read this book a hundred times since I was a kid. I don't know what it is about this series. But even as an eight-year-old kid I could appreciate both the history and the timelessness of a 1950s-era YA romance. Beany's your typical cute-but-not-beautiful, middle-of-the-social-pack observer who can, if written well, be interesting in one's own generation. But even if not written all that well, she's kind of fascinating in another generation.

    Dear Beany,

    When I was eight, I thought that Andy was the guy for you. How could you question a guy like that? Solid, sweet, serious, yet still able to be fun. When I got older, and read more of the series, bad-boy Norbett got increasingly appealing. But that didn't last long. Since I turned 15, I've been back on Andy's side. The roller-coaster-break-your-heart guy isn't worth it for a smart girl who's going to become a journalist. If you don't stick with Andy, find a smart guy, not a drama queen.

    Sincerely,
    lisa

  5. Sps says:

    Whoa! A Beany Malone book that deals with slutshaming!

    Of course, Beany & co. come to the primly sexist conclusion that boys wanna and girls mustn't, or else girls will end up feeling cheap and boys won't respect them. (Respect here meaning take them to the prom, give them fraternity pins, and/or ask them to go steady.) But Weber acknowledges that it takes two to get amorous, and notes that it's always the young woman who bears the consequences, never the young man. There's also a tiny bit of understanding of how women undercut, police, and hurt each other with all the slutshaming instead of having compassion and solidarity.

    Of course this not the sort of book to allow a female character to get away scot-free with being a Hot Lips (as they're called in the book)--or even admit to some hot-lipping desire. And there isn't even a glimmer in its eye of the possibility of non-hetero amour.

  6. Mary M says:

    Oh poor Beany. I just wanted to hug her so often in this book. I kind of hope that the Denver/U.S. of Weber's novels did exist at one place and time - such a lovely family and a lot of homespun wisdom. While the novels are somewhat dated, the feeling of being caught between different loyalties and the notions of trust, conscience and friendship are things that are still worth exploring. I hope my daughters will read these books and love them as I do. I'm now in my 40s but boy, I still wish I were up to Beany's standard in my own life and behaviour!

  7. Anne White says:

    One of my favourites of the Beany series. Weber takes on the problem of teenage boy-girl behaviour with a creative twist: her characters use the vocabulary from a Harkness High school play about Victorian morals to create an original set of euphemisms for words that probably wouldn't have been acceptable in a 1956 teen novel.

  8. Alexandra says:

    My favorite Beany after book #1. I would have given it five stars if there had been no Norbett Rhodes, but (view spoiler)[at least Beany finally bounced him. Wish she'd given him a piece of her mind first. (hide spoiler)]

  9. Wendi Enright says:

    It was dated and adorable.

  10. Kathleen Vincenz says:

    Historians could use this book to study the change in sexual mores. Of course, in my opinion for the worse. :)

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