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The Bet's On, Lizzie Bingman! Book Review Summary

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This book tells the story of 14 year old Lizzie, who's growing up and maturing at the turn of the century- where she's starting to wonder why the world seems so unfair. Betting with her older brother that she can go the entire summer without the help of a man, Lizzie sets out to prove how independent women are and gets herself into a heap of trouble along the way. Getting kidnapped and finding a dear friend in a wizened prostitute, The Bet's On! is a classic girl read and will become an absolute favorite.
This report prepared by Meredith Griffin








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Culture clash?    -   family young v. old guard Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Outside culture (society)    -   American South If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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