Education of Bet

Education of Bet

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Bet feels confined by her place--neither family nor servant--in the home of her wealthy benefactor. Will, the boy who's been like a brother to her since they were four, is unhappy with his fate as well. So Bet makes a plan: She'll pretend she's a boy and take Will's place at school.

When she arrives at school, Bet finds boys act rather brutish when they don't think there's a girl in their midst. But brutish Bet can handle it. It's the stirrings of attraction for her roommate that get Bet into real trouble.
Edition: PB
ISBN: 9780547550244
0547550243

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cocoachick16
Feb 10, 2016

I truly enjoyed this book!!!

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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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21221018758802
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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