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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday

The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Release Date: July 12, 2010
Pages: 192
Age Level: YA

Bet is sixteen, very intelligent, but only knows as much as her limited education will allow. In Victorian England, girls aren't allowed to go to school.

Will is also 16, and though not related by blood, he and Bet act like brother and sister. In fact, they even look like brother and sister. And though they're both raised under the same roof, by the same kind uncle, Will has one big advantage over Bet: He's a boy, and being a boy means he isn't stuck in the grand house they call home. He gets to go out into the world--to school.

But that's not what Will wishes. He wants to join the military and learn about real life, not what's written in books.

So one night, Bet comes up with a plan. She'll go to school as Will. Will can join the military. And though it seems impossible, they actually manage to pull it off.

But once Bet gets to the school, she begins to realize the education she's going to get isn't exactly the one she was expecting.


I really enjoyed Lauren's book Crazy Beautiful (
Review here.) so I can't wait to get my hands on this one. It sounds so great and original, plus it has an awesome cover.


Cindy said...

I read this a few weeks ago. Not too much into the historical thing but this book was also a good one. I also loved Crazy Beautiful!


Nina said...

Love the cover of this book! And indeed, what not to love about the book. It sounds very good, I love that it takes place in Victorian london.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This one is on my to read list too! Great pick!

Amy said...

That is one Crazy Cool Cover! (three c's)

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

I haven't read Crazy Beautiful, but this book sounds awesome! The cover is intriguing, and I love Victoria England, especially with independent female characters. Great pick! :)

Unknown said...

I'm looking forward to this book too!

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