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Being the new kid in town is a way of life for Bets, but moving to California in 1967 is different. Her father leaves for the war in Vietnam, her history teacher gives an assignment that has the whole school searching for clues, and the town’s most mysterious resident shares a secret with Bets that has been hidden away for decades. When a peaceful protest spins out of contBeing the new kid in town is a way of life for Bets, but moving to California in 1967 is different. Her father leaves for the war in Vietnam, her history teacher gives an assignment that has the whole school searching for clues, and the town’s most mysterious resident shares a secret with Bets that has been hidden away for decades. When a peaceful protest spins out of control, Bets is forced to reconsider how she feels about the war her father is fighting and her own role in events taking place much closer to home....

Title : miss e
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ISBN : 29565667
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 166 Pages
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miss e Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-02-14 18:06

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Brian Herberger.)“With me away, your mother’s going to need you just as much as you need her.”This was a YA story set in California in 1967.Bets was an okay character and it was clear how much she loved her father. I also thought that the way they communicated without words at times was a nice touch.The storyline in this was about Bets’ father having to leave to go to the war in Vietnam, and about Bets’ life while he was gone. We had a reclusive woman known as ‘Miss E.’ who Bets got to know, and an interesting history assignment too, which lead to an eventful anti-war protest. I did like the little mystery surrounding Miss E. and was quiet shocked when her secret was revealed. I also felt Bets’ fear when her father was deployed, and her worries that he might not return home safely. The ending to this was pretty happy, although it still left us with a little bit of a mystery.6.5 out of 10

  • Abbie
    2019-01-30 11:47

    (I received a copy from the author, In exchange for an honest review.)This was an okay read, but I'm glad it wasn't too long. There were moments in this that I found interesting, but there were also quite a few moments where I felt a bit bored too unfortunately. It didn't drag though thankfully. Overall, Not one I loved, but an okay read.

  • Em
    2019-01-30 16:14

    Miss E. was a great book. I was sucked into the story from the very first sentence, and I finished the whole book in one afternoon. The book was very easy and fun to read, and I feel in love with the characters. Bets is strong willed and an independent thinker. As the story progressed, she not only learned about Miss E., she learned about herself. The whole story left me all warm and fuzzy.I loved how each character was so unique. Even the characters with smaller parts had their own story and individuality without much being said about them. It was so easy to imagine myself back in 1967, meeting each of the characters and going to Sonny's to eat pizza and hang out with them. I also love Miss E. I love her so much! All I want to do is go in her house and drink tomato juice and listen to her stories... and of course go on adventures with her! Although the story is about Bets, Miss E. is a huge driving force behind her actions, and teachers her some important life lessons without saying more than a few words. This is a book I would recommend to anyone and everyone. It is a fun and easy read, and it is such a feel good story!

  • Melanie
    2019-02-19 19:06

    Miss E. was really good. I haven't read many (if any) books set during the Vietnam War or dealing with Amelia Earhart, so I found that aspect of the story very interesting. I also liked the characters and how easy the story was to read.All in all, Miss E. was a good read and I appreciated that it was a clean read, too. *I received this eBook for free for my honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

  • Karen Barber
    2019-01-26 11:01

    A rather different read. Slow paced, but not in a way that feels dull.Bets is used to moving around because of her father's job, and when she ends up in California it is against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.When we first meet Bets she is trying to make friends in her new town. As time passes Bets is intrigued by the mysterious Miss E. whom nobody seems to know much about. Slowly, as she learns more about herself and her feelings towards the events surrounding her, Bets comes to learn more about this lady who lives on her own.I thoroughly enjoyed watching these two characters develop, and looking at how Bets gains an understanding of history through her experiences.Thanks to the author for giving me the opportunity to read this and offer my honest opinion on it.

  • Sharon Mariampillai
    2019-01-28 14:12

    I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.This was an interesting read. The story was slow paced, but it was good enough to keep me engaged. There were moments where I found the story to be boring. However, I also had moments where I was really interested and wondered how it happened. I thought the characters were okay. Bets was an okay main character. Also, I thought that the family dynamic between Bets and Miss E was very interesting. I like the ending. It ended on a good note, and the book was a quick read. Overall, an okay read.

  • Krissy Ronan
    2019-02-06 11:11

    Wonderful historical fiction from the Vietnam War era in America. I loved getting to know Bets and watching her evolve through her challenges in that tough time somewhere between childhood and adulthood. We all need a person who helps us see ourselves, and I'm so glad that Bets found that someone. I would love to hang out with Miss E over a glass of tomato juice!

  • Emalie
    2019-02-03 15:00

    I loved this book! I totally identified with the main character, Bet. I'm not usually into historical fiction, but this was really more fiction than historical. It was about the 60s, which is a period I didn't know much about, but Bets is totally like kids today, and a lot of the stuff she deals with is similar. I couldn't beleive it when i finally figured out who Miss E. really is, but it's awesome that Bets discovers her identity halfway through the book so you can enjoy everything that happens as the two characters get to know each other.

  • Betty
    2019-02-18 10:50

    This was a really cool story. Not at all what I expected. I was really surprised when the main character figured out who Miss E. really was. I had no idea, and actually ended up reading more about her online because I didn't know a whole lot. But she is just part of the story. The other stuff that happens to Bets is amazing, and she ends up growing into a really strong female character.

  • Lorenda Wieder
    2019-02-04 12:11

    I really enjoyed this book. It's a well written story, combining Amelia Earhart and the Vietnam War in an original and intriguing way. I'm going to recommend this to my friends and school librarian.

  • Ann Harrington
    2019-01-31 14:55

    An intriguing and insightful book for YA readers....creative and heartfelt!

  • Melissa
    2019-02-06 15:53

    This was okay. Fairly simplistic, and not a great portrayal of a teenage girl. The protagonist preached a lot, and that was annoying. The plot was good, however, and kept me interested. 3*

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-05 17:55

    This book was really unique and fascinating. Though technically about a YA/teen, this can be enjoyed by all ages - especially those who appreciate history.The beginning of the book focused on finding out who Miss E is, and I loved that part! I won't say who it is, but you are in for a treat. I enjoyed learning about her "history" and what happened to her.The book alternated between two main themes: Miss E and the Vietnam War. It was a nice break from becoming redundant and added more depth to the novel.For the Vietnam section, the author did a great job writing in a way that would provoke thought and understanding rather than appealing to one side of the political argument. While it showcased the hippies of the 70s (which I enjoyed visualizing), it also made clear to respect military families and certain American values.Definitely recommend for a relatively quick read about American history and growing up!*Thank you to Netgalley, author Brian Herberger, and Bublish for the ARC, for which I have given an honest and unbiased review*

  • Sue Holmes
    2019-02-04 16:11

    *review copy received from publisher*This story held great potential, with a time period seldom covered in YA. Unfortunately, the story felt dry, and the message punted came across as preachy. In addition, the narrator, a fifteen-year-old girl, had an extremely mature viewpoint which didn't match her age.

  • Deirdre Fagan
    2019-02-16 12:12

    Herberger has written a compelling first novel. I don't typically read young adult fiction, but the cover and title drew me in, and once I met Bets and Miss E., I couldn't stop turning the pages. The characters are carefully and vividly drawn and will stay with the reader long after the book closes. Carefully weaving together the facts of history with his fiction, Herberger tells a moving and inspirational tale that is as exciting as it is informative. The book is categorized as young adult fiction, and as a college teacher of future teachers, I can't help but imagine how well Miss E. would lend itself to various student projects. Young readers will surely be eager to investigate more about the era and Miss E after reading, but this adult reader just wants to hang out with Bets and Miss E. again. I'm hoping the ending implies that I will.

  • Chris Davis
    2019-02-01 14:47

    I have to start out by saying that I’m not normally a fan of modern historical fiction. However, Miss E sucked me in right from the beginning and kept me eagerly turning pages until the end. As a middle school teacher, Bets feels like a very real teenage girl struggling to find herself. She is torn between the expectations of the people in the small town she’s moved to and being true to herself and what she believes in – a struggle many girls today will be able to identify with. Despite the title, Bets is the central character of the story, which makes it that much more compelling. Instead of spending the entire story trying to find out who Miss E is, we find out relatively early, which enables the story to move forward, showing how Bets grows and changes as a person.

  • Nichole Lindgren
    2019-02-12 15:01

    Not usually my genre but I was into this story. Because I'm not usually into the genre the start was a bit slow for me but didn't take long to pick up. The story was very creative and there were many ideas from the story that resonated with me and things going on right now. It definitely inspired me to do a little googling too to learn a bit more about the historical character in the story (I knew some but was interested in learning more). I loved Bets and the person she became throughout the story. Can't wait to read more from Brian Herberger!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-02-05 14:01

    I loved this book from the start. It's historical fiction with a twist! I can totally relate to Bets and the struggles she goes through. Her character is a great narrator and you really feel like you get to know her. I had my suspicions about Miss E. early on, and I was right! But the way the book it written, you feel like you are discovering her right along with Bets. Loved it!!!

  • Julie Allan
    2019-02-18 10:45

    Even an adult reader will enjoy this story from the fanciful character of Miss E to the setting of the late sixties. Great themes and lessons for young people and so refreshing after all the dystopian and paranormal novels in the YA genre.

  • Kathy Meis
    2019-02-02 12:13

    Highly recommended read for middle grade and high school students. Beautifully written, intriguing plot, rich in history and coming of age wisdom. An impressive debut novel from Brian Herberger.

  • Kimberly Larsen
    2019-01-30 11:13

    Great character development in this coming of age story. It's 1967, Bets has just moved to California and her machinist dad is sent to Vietnam. Her mother is void of emotion, which is a source of frustration for Bets. The mystery of 70-year-old Miss E. who lives on a farm outside of town is an interesting piece. Bets's school class visits San Francisco and encounters a war protest. We see the different responses of classmates, teachers and parents. Bets discovers her values and takes a stand.