Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A-Z Wednesday

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicky of Reading at the Beach. To join, look here.

This weeks letter is: B

Betsy Was a Junior/Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace

Book Description:
Betsy was a Junior - The Best School Year Ever
That's the kind of junior year Betsy Ray has planned for herself. And when her childhood friend Tib Muller moves back to Deep Valley, Betsy's sure her perfect year is off to a grand start. With charming, funny Tib around, Crowd doings are more fun than ever -- especially after Betsy starts Okto Delta, the first -- ever sorority at Deep Valley High.

But soon Betsy's luck takes a bad turn. The Crowd is getting into trouble at school, and Betsy isn't given a chance to compete in the annual Essay Contest. Could Betsy's best school year turn out to be her worst?

Betsy and Joe - Made for Each Other?
Betsy Ray has always thought that she and the fascinating Joe Willard would make the perfect couple. Now, in her senior year at Deep Valley High School, it looks as though she'll get her wish. As soon as Joe returns from his summer job in North Dakota, he's on the Rays' porch with sweet words for Betsy. It's going to be a wonderful senior year!

Then Tony Markham, Betsy's longtime chum, comes calling -- and his intentions are definitely romantic. Betsy is torn. She really cares for Joe, but she doesn't want to hurt Tony. Can she figure out a way to follow her heart without ruining her friendship?

My thoughts:
I discovered Betsy Ray as a young teenager and devoured her stories. They are so much fun. Later on I discovered that the Betsy stories started when she was a little girl. You can start at the beginning of the series, Betsy-Tacy, or just start with Heavens to Betsy when she starts her freshman year of high school and continue through the series. These are not to be missed books.


  1. What cute books!

    Thanks for playing!

  2. This looks like a delightful read! I love the cover...I wonder why I've never heard of this one? Thanks for sharing.

    Mine is here:

  3. This is a new to me series too. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  4. Great choice! I picked one of the Betsy books, too - an early one. Haven't read any of the later books in the series yet, but I'm looking forward to it.
    Here's my "B" book.

  5. Sounds like a wonderful read. I'll have to check this one out.

  6. It sounds wonderfully innocent Is it? thanks for playing.My A-Z Wednesday, Blue Dahlia is here.

  7. These seem like some cute books.
    Thanks for posting.
    Thank you for checking out my `B` book.



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