The Education of Bet

The Education of Bet

eBook - 2010
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When Will and Bet were four, tragic circumstances brought them to the same house, to be raised by a wealthy gentleman as brother and sister. Now sixteen, they've both enjoyed a privileged upbringing thus far. But not all is well in their household. Because she's a girl, Bet's world is contained within the walls of their grand home, her education limited to the rudiments of reading, writing, arithmetic, and sewing. Will's world is much larger. He is allowed-- forced, in his case--to go to school. Neither is happy. nbsp; So Bet comes up with a plan and persuades Will to give it a try: They'll switch places. She'll go to school as Will. Will can live as he chooses. But once Bet gets to school, she soon realizes living as a boy is going to be much more difficult than she imagined.
Publisher: [Boston, MA] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010.
ISBN: 9780547488189
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 electronic text.

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julia_sedai
Nov 03, 2014

I loved it! As someone else mentioned, it's like the movie "She's the Man" except that it takes place in the 1800s. The author did a good job of making it seem like it could have happened. The characters are witty and it's easy to read. The only thing I didn't like was that it was too short. The ending was a bit anticlimactic and rushed. I think the author could have easily made the book longer and just as entertaining.

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Aug 09, 2013

It was pretty good in the begining and it had good potential that wasn't fully used but the ending was just boring

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Kurisutaru
Jan 06, 2012

Never thought the story was like this, but it's still very nice.

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ahwoni23
Sep 05, 2011

An amazing book! The very idea of pretending to be a guy, especially in those days where boys and girls were treated very differently, is fascinating!!! Could not put it down. I love it! Reminds me of my first Shakespeare play, Twelfth Night, which, by the way, is also amazing.

JCL2011 Aug 13, 2011

This book was so good! A good story of a girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to go after it.

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Lemonlyman
Oct 12, 2010

This was enjoyable, but completely underwhelming.

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whiteshadow13 Mar 13, 2012

Denied an education because of both her gender and background, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth cuts her hair and alters suits belonging to Will, her wealthy patron's grandnephew, to take his place at school while Will pursues a military career in nineteenth-century England.

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