Monday, July 18, 2011

The Education of Bet

The Education of BetThe Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Bet (Elizabeth) wants an education, but she lives in a time where girls are not sent away for such things. Will has just been thrown out of his fourth school. School doesn't interest him; he would rather be in the military. Two unfulfillable dreams-until Bet comes up with the idea to take Will's place. Bet looks much like Will, and she's great at voices. She studies Will's handwriting, how he walks and talks, tailors his clothing to fit her, and lets Will cut her hair. It seems that both of their dreams are coming true, but Bet is met with the harsh reality of how things really are at a boys school. Can she keep up with her lessons, all while avoiding the bullies and hiding her true identity?

Such a fun story, and a fast read.