Friday, February 18, 2011

Betsy Was a Junior

Finished Betsy Was a Junior by Maud Hart Lovelace. This is the seventh book in her Betsy-Tacy series. Betsy and Tacy are now juniors at Deep Valley High School. Their old friend Tib has moved back from Milwaukee and the three begin a somewhat foolish year reunited. Betsy learns a number of lessons about growing up and it's responsibilities. In mimicking her older sister Julia, who has begun college, Betsy and her friends decide to form a sorority. Boys from "The Crowd" follow suit and form their own fraternity. These lead to resentment and exclusion that cause hurt feelings and lost opportunities. Happily, Betsy and her friends realize this during their second semester and disband their Greek Societies.

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