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Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself (P.S.)

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Heaven to Betsy: Betsy Ray is loving every minute of freshman year at Deep Valley High—with new and old friends all around her . . . not to mention boys! But most intriguing of all is the one she and her best friend, Tacy, dub "the Tall Dark Stranger."

Betsy in Spite of Herself: Betsy is at the center of every activity as a Deep Valley High sophomore—and suddenly, thanks to her old friend Tib, she's offered a golden opportunity for glorious transformation. But will she impress the special boy by becoming dramatic, mysterious Betsye—or would she be better off just being Betsy in spite of herself?

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This brand-new edition of Maud Hart Lovelaces beloved works brings together the first two books of Betsy and Tacys high school years, Heaven to Betsy and Betsy in Spite of Herself, along with a new foreword by New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman.

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Maud Hart Lovelace (1892-1980) based her Betsy-Tacy series on her own childhood. Her series still boasts legions of fans, many of whom are members of the Betsy-Tacy Society, a national organization based in Mankato, Minnesota.

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Melody Murray, January 18, 2011 (view all comments by Melody Murray)
HEAVEN TO BETSY: Is it monotonous to start all my BT reviews with "I love this book"? Well, too bad, I LOVE this book. It's extremely well-written, but that's not why I love it. I don't think I even noticed it was made of words till I was out of my own teens.

Betsy is a freshman at Deep Valley High School, and in this eventful year she goes through some very traumatic times with less than the poise and ease she thinks she ought. Her first love is not smooth. Her first essay contest is sabotaged... by her own inattention. She has to decide if she wants to stay with the church of her childhood or change to the church which speaks to her heart. She learns a great deal about being true to herself, though, as we will see in the next few books, not nearly enough.

BETSY IN SPITE OF HERSELF: Betsy is a sophomore here, and though she learned some important lessons her freshman year, she is certainly not finished tripping herself up. She gets an opportunity, about half-way through the book, to spend Christmas in Milwaukee with Tib. She chooses to use this time to re-invent herself, but we as readers are privileged to be immersed in the uniquely German holiday customs of the early part of the last century. It's a brilliant bit of writing, and never fails to transport me utterly. Again,...moreBetsy is a sophomore here, and though she learned some important lessons her freshman year, she is certainly not finished tripping herself up. She gets an opportunity, about half-way through the book, to spend Christmas in Milwaukee with Tib. She chooses to use this time to re-invent herself, but we as readers are privileged to be immersed in the uniquely German holiday customs of the early part of the last century. It's a brilliant bit of writing, and never fails to transport me utterly. Again, I never noticed until I was grown what an incredible writer Lovelace is. She captures adolescence so perfectly!
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Shelley Butler, July 8, 2009 (view all comments by Shelley Butler)
Heaven to Besty and Besty in Spite of Herself are the Betsy-Tacy stories of high school in small town Minnesota around the turn of the century. HEAVEN TO BETSY is one of the best of the whole series.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061794698
Author:
Lovelace, Maud Hart
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Illustrator:
Neville, Vera
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
.S.
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8.04x5.30x1.20 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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