What is the story Lyddie about?

Lyddie is a 1991 novel written by Katherine Paterson. Set in the 19th century, this is a story of determination and personal growth. When thirteen-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as indentured servants to help pay off their family’s debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family.

How old is Lyddie in the book?

When ten-year-old Lyddie and her younger brother are hired out as servants to help pay off their family farm’s debts, Lyddie is determined to find a way to reunite her family.

Who is Lyddie’s brother?

The other aspect of this book that brings in some softer emotions is Lyddie’s relationship with her brother, Charlie, from whom she drifts further and further away throughout the story.

What did Lyddie do?

Lyddie decides to go to college and hopes that Luke will wait for her to return so they can marry. Lyddie decides to marry Luke and live on the farm with him. Lyddie decides to go find Charlie and Rachel and have them live on the farm with her.

Does Lyddie marry Luke?

Lyddie makes a major decision to marry Luke Stevens since his family now owns the farm. Lyddie makes a regrettable decision to run away with Rachel for the Phinneys cannot claim her. Lyddie decides she will no longer have contact with her own family because she thinks it will be for their own good.

What did Mr Marsden do to Lyddie?

One night, Mr. Marsden makes Lyddie stay after work and puts his arms around her. She stomps his foot with her boot and runs away from him. She becomes sick with a high fever.

What happens at the end of Lyddie?

Lyddie travels back to her family farm one last time, and realizes that she now has enough money and freedom to do whatever she wants to do. She decides that she will go to college.

What happens in the end of Lyddie?

Lesson Summary

It follows the main character, Lyddie Worthen, as she works to save her family and their farm. By the end of the novel, Lyddie has changed and has gained freedom to make her own life decisions.

Why was Lyddie fired?

Marsden gets Lyddie fired by saying that she has a problem with moral turpitude. This basically means that she is immoral, but since Lyddie does not know what the word means she cannot defend herself. This is a turning point for Lyddie because when she is fired she makes it a point to better educate herself.