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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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.

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

Jan 06, 2012

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

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.

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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