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.
On Sale: July 7, 2010
Featuring: Bet; Will
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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, theyâ€™ve both enjoyed a
privileged upbringing thus far. But not all is well in their
household. Because sheâ€™s a girl, Betâ€™s world is contained
within the walls of their grand home, her education limited
to the rudiments of reading, writing, arithmetic, and
sewing. Willâ€™s world is much larger. He is
allowedâ€”forced, in his caseâ€”to go to school. Neither
So Bet comes up with a
plan and persuades Will to give it a try: Theyâ€™ll switch
places. Sheâ€™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
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