Finishing Becca: A Story about Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold

by Ann Rinaldi

Hardcover, 1994



Local notes

Fic Rin



Gulliver Books (1994), Edition: 1. 362 pages. $10.95.


In 1778 fourteen-year-old Becca takes a position as personal maid to Peggy Shippen, the daughter of wealthy Philadelphia Quakers, and witnesses the events that lead to General Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the revolutionary American forces.

Original language


Physical description

362 p.; 7.18 inches


0152008802 / 9780152008802



User reviews

LibraryThing member books_ofa_feather
A good read about one of my favorite periods in history. It made me want to read more about Benedict Arnold.
LibraryThing member Jenster
Ilove this book.Out of all the books I have ever read this book is my favorite.It is aboout a fourteen year old named Becca who isn't beautiful,rich, or even popular. In order to complete her ''missing pieces'' She works as a servant for a spolied rich girl named Peggy Shippen. Peggy is really mean to her in the beginning but becomes to enjoy having Becca around. Peggy sets her dreams on Benedict Arnold and turns him into a traitor and join forces with the Crown against the Revolutionary Americans. If you like history then this is the perfect book for you. Beware of wanting to kill Benedict Arnold at one point in the book. Thanks for reading my review and I hope you read this book and like it. Also check out some other books by Ann Rinaldi.… (more)
LibraryThing member turtlesleap
Nicely done historical novel dealing with Benedict Arnold and his young wife Peggy Shippen, told from the point of view of Peggy's maidservant (fictional), Becca. The only flaw in this book, from my perspective, was the highly condensed, hurried conclusion handled as a colloquy with a cow. It served as an easy way to tidy up loose ends but was oddly out of keeping with the overall one of the book.… (more)




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