Beany now sixteen, is a junior and busy with the school paper.
More than anything else she wants the editor to pick her to go the school paper convention.
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.
Fifteen year old Beany is a practical and competent high school sophomore.