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eBook The Education of Bet ePub

by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

  • ISBN: 0547223080
  • Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2010)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1590 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1395 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 506

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Lauren Baratz-Logsted. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Boston New York 2010. The education of Bet, by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. p. cm. Summary: Denied an education because of both her gender and.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted. For Jack Baratz (1921–1992), my father, a man who believed. background, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth cuts her hair and alters suits. belonging to Will, her wealthy patron's grandnephew, to take his place at.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted has a habit of underwhelming me with her books. The last book I read by Baratz-Logsted was Crazy Beautiful, stunning cover with a sinful synopsis, but it fell to impress. Now with The Education of Bet it has a pretty cover and an intriguing synopsis (I admit that I have several graphic novels with the similar synopses, but I cannot get enough) I was immediately excited. I was seated on a chair by the fireplace, sewing, my long skirts around me, as I had been just a moment before when a servant at the door to the drawing room had announced Will. The drawing room ran. the length of the house, from front to back, and had large windows at either end that cast long shadows now that night was nearly upon us. The ceiling was a blinding white, while the walls were painted scarlet, punctuated with well-placed brass candle fixtures; the master of the house and I were seated at the room's far end.

Lauren Baratz-Logsted has written books for all ages. Her books for children and young adults include the Sisters Eight series, The Education of Bet and Crazy Beautiful. She lives with her family in Danbury, Connecticut. Start reading The Education of Bet on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted . Bet feels confined by her place neither family nor servant in the home of her wealthy benefactor.

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.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. by Lauren Baratz-Logsted. 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. 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.

Nineteenth-century servant girl Bet follows the classic cross-dressing adventure, disguising herself as a boy so she can attend school in a tale more Yentl than Mulan

Nineteenth-century servant girl Bet follows the classic cross-dressing adventure, disguising herself as a boy so she can attend school in a tale more Yentl than Mulan. Will is a 16-year-old upper-crust rapscallion, and Bet is the servant and companion who's been raised side-by-side with him all her life. Will has been expelled from yet one more school when Bet proposes her cunning plan: Bet will take Will's place, and Will can enter the military as he's always dreamed. The plan goes off without a hitch.

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.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.

Comments

SoSok SoSok
I didn't know, when I got this book, that it was intended for the YA audience. When I figured it out I decided to finish it since I'd spent the money on it. It actually turned out to be pretty good (if a little young for me).
Mohn Mohn
I have read amateurish work that is much better than this! And while the author developed a plot instead of expanding on the idea it reads like an outline-seriously. Reading through the story was drudgery, and I cursed myself for wasting money on this book. Would have been better spent on something else. The characters are barely 2-dimensional, much less 3, and the whole story is written in first person with Elizabeth, "Bet", 'thinking' and explaining her thought processes that reads in an extremely dry manner. Instead of EXPLAINING the author should have enough talent to write a scene where the audience construes this idea. Extremely disappointed. The idea is not bad but this author does not have the talent to pull it off, just enough to scrape by and persevere through writing a book. It reads like a high school attempt at writing. In many ways I kept thinking, amateur writer are really better than this, and I read their work for free, and it's more engaging and better written...although it did make me hope that if such a bad writer can make it then anyone can! (Not me though, too much work and gave up on that vein.) That's sad, I just realized that this person is barely better than me, and I know I'm mediocre. Waste of time,I wish I had saved my money for a good buy. ~_~
Kagaramar Kagaramar
Entertaining for a library read, but I'm bummed that I paid money for it. Quick read that I finished in a few hours.
Kecq Kecq
I love this book so much! As I read I felt connected to the characters. The easy to follow plot allowed me to enjoy the book without any criticism. I wish every book was so engaging and interesting. I read it all in one day because I could not put it down. Definitely one of my favorite books Logsted did a phenomenal job!
Amarin Amarin
Not a new idea, but a great story none the less. Elisabeth, "Bet", wants an education and her friend Will doesn't, he wants to join the military. So Bet devises a plan where she will take his place at a new school while he goes off to join the military. Based in the 1,800's this is a time in England where only young men were allowed to go to school. How will a young girl pull off living amongst 500 young men who are all seeking an education?

Well, the story is well written and is a very quick read. You will be drawn into the characters immediately. They are easy to get to know, well described, very detailed and very realistic.

I think that while the stories plot line is a girl impersonating a boy the real story is different. The real story is this, our dreams do not always become our reality. Bet dreams of school as being an idealistic place where boys go to gain their education and that is the sole reason they are there. She is shocked to find out that "boys will be boys" and that means that education may be the furthest thing from their thoughts and daily actions. The details of the daily life at the school are well played out. The problems of bullies and weaklings is also well spelled out.

Will on the other hand finds that the Military is not as glorious as he thought it would be. His dreams of greatness and valor are not exactly what he finds.

The story spends very little time with Will (actually we only know about him through a letter). He doesn't really come back into play until the very end.

But, Bet is who we fall in love with, we love her determination, her desire to learn, her willingness to show loyalty and valor to those that she befriends in the school. Not to mention there is a good bit of tension in living arrangements as Bet learns that she has to room with another boy!

Well, enough said. The plot is easy to follow, but you will be drawn into the story easily and not want to put the book down. I found it an easy read on a very raining 4th of July!

Enjoy.
Olelifan Olelifan
I first read this a few years ago when I came across it at the library. I remembered really liking it, and was excited to read it again. I’d forgotten that it had some swearing, and given that a girl is pretending to be a boy at a boarding school in order to get an education, there are some awkward moments. It’s a fun, fast read. I wish there was more at the end, but I would read it again.
Fordg Fordg
Bet lives with family, but she's not quite family but not quite a servant either. She's in between and for the most part she's happy. However, she longs for a chance to become educated.

While Will comes home disgraced from yet another school, Bet attempts to understand why he doesn't like formal education. When she asks him, he confesses that he'd like to join the army. Immediately, Bet recognizes a golden opportunity for both of them to achieve their dreams.

As Will must attend a new school after summer, she volunteers to go in his place leaving him free to join the army. Bet and Will spend the summer turning into a boy. Then they go their separate ways.

Will forgot to mention a few nuggets of information such as roommates, and bullies. Bet must figure out how to fool her roommate, not let the bullies intimidate her, and study without drawing attention to herself and giving away her secret identity. Can she pull off the biggest scam, especially when she falls for her roommate?

My Thoughts: This reminds of Amanda Bynes' movie She's the Man -but without the soccer. I loved this book - Bet was clever, funny, and willing to take her life into her own hands. I found myself laughing at her snarky remarks and rooting for her all the way. I also really loved the nurse.