Fifteen year old Beany is a practical and competent high school sophomore.
She knows just how to make the grocery budget stretch just right.
Martie Malone and his new wife are understanding through all of these escapades, but definitely not clueless.
In the end intregrity wins out over trying to be popular for Beany and Dulcie's flirtatious ways cause her to lose the friendship of the one boy she really cared about.
The Malone's widowed father decides to marry again - a pretty artist named Adair.