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First Term at Trebizon (Puffin Books) [Paperback]

Anne Digby
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Straw Hat; New edition edition (4 Feb 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140324186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140324181
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.9 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 520,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fresh from a London comprehensive, Rebecca M ason is plunged into life at Trebizon, the famous boarding s chool for girls. Lonely and anxious to prove herself, she st arts writing for the school magazine, and unwittingly starts a major row. '

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific English boarding school series! 9 July 1999
By A Customer
Fans of the "precocious kids in an English boarding school" genre of children's literature (a genre so vividly captured by Enid Blython's "St.Clare's" and "Malory Towers" books) will no doubt be delighted with the Trebizon series. I loved the Trebizon books as a child and am amazed no one has reviewed them yet, given the astounding enthusiasm surrounding the "Harry Potter" books, which are basically a variation of this genre. In this first book, we are introduced to Rebecca Mason, the central character in the Trebizon series, whose literary talent, sporting ability and fondness for trivia quickly impress her classmates and rescue her from the "forgotten stranger" status so often visited upon newcomers to boarding school who enter in the second rather than the first year. Her new friends, athletic Tish and musically talented Sue, are just the sort of friends one dreams of having in school--kind, cheerful, supportive of Rebecca's literary talent, and a lot of fun to be around. In "First Term," a poem Rebecca writes is stolen by the high-and-mighty head girl and Editor-in-Chief of the Trebizon school magazine, Elizabeth Exton. Tish's efforts to expose Exton as a plagiarist leads to a final showdown with Exton, the school's most influential and powerful student. Can a bunch of earnest young second-formers take on the elite class of sixth-formers (to which Exton belongs) and win? A wonderful book with skilfully crafted, well-fleshed out characters and an engaging plot...and of course the stereotypical stern-but-wise principal to make sure everything works out nicely in the end.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book in the world 21 July 2013
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I read the Mallory towers series then I saw these and decided to give it a go. All the comments were good and then when I read the book it was brilliant. All the comments suggested that 10 and 11 year olds should read it but I'm only 8. I was a little confused at the start with all the different characters but then when my mind got flowing it was mind gripping tale. I would strongly recommend this book to all ages who think they can cope
Hope you like this comment and it made you want to read the book
yours faithfully..........
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless read 6 Jun 2013
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It felt like I was returning home when I read the first of many stories about Rebecca's life at Trebizon. It's been well over 10 years since I last read it, and although it felt familiar and I vaguely knew what would happen next, a lot of it was a pleasant surprise. I wanted to yell at Rebecca for making the wrong friends. I wanted her to let people in so she didn't appear so stand-offish.
I gasped when major events happened. Even though I knew the end result, part o me was scared the truth of events would remain hidden. This has the usual staples of boarding school stories which I never tire from: sly girls, enthusiastic girls, dorm antics, drama over dinner, encouragement in working hard and playing hard. The spirit of this 10/10 read is timeless (The girls would have been in awe of our modern printers compared with what they had to use).

I did receive this book from the publisher for an honest review.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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A story which holds you gripped from the begining about Rebecca Mason's first term at a boarding school. As she comes from a different background to most of the others in her year, at first she finds it difficult to fit in. As the term progresses, she finds her feet, and makes some friends; getting involved in an unpleasant dispute with a sixth former in the process. However, all ends happily, and you are left with the feeling that you want to know what happens next.A must for all those interested or at a boarding school.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 30 Jun 2014
By Sparky
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Childhood book great stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for 8-year-olds 8 April 2014
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I'm rating this for my daughter, who devoured it in around 8 hours! I'm going to get the other books in the series for her, as she enjoyed the first book so much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and a fun read 11 Jan 2014
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Anne Digby's series are a brilliant set of books that i think every young girl should read. The actual text is not challenging but the storyline is complex, exciting and makes you want to read on. The first chapter introduces characters well and when you get to the last chapter you want to buy the next book! I have read the second book as well and it is just as good as first term at Trebizon. All in all a very good read and I recommend it to you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars First term at trebrion 30 Dec 2013
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A brilliant book. I loved it because it felt real. My favourite part was when Rebecca found out her poem was going into the trebrion journal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it.
Was great to follow the school life of Rebecca starting at Boarding School. As her parents had to go and live abroad due to work commitments of her dad.
Published 8 months ago by Yvette Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars First term at Trebizon by Anne Digby
It's a really great book about a girl who has been sent to a boarding school and test to make some friends.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs A A Adedayo
5.0 out of 5 stars Trebizon - AMAZING
Amazing book I have nearly read the whole series and every 1 and every one of them is brilliant. With a different story each time. Read more
Published 13 months ago by VALERIE ANN
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Really interesting and good! Personally I don't really like the name of the school but the book was really good anyway t how didn't really bother me too much :) :D <3
Published 14 months ago by katie jane poole
4.0 out of 5 stars First Term at Trebizon
I loved this book and the series that it is part of. It's just like Malory Towers so if you are a fan of those books I would highly recommend reading this and the Trebizon series... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Roseanna
5.0 out of 5 stars First Term at Trebizon
This book was absolutely amazing!!! I loved the characters and it was very exciting and full of fun and surprises . Read more
Published 16 months ago by Faith
5.0 out of 5 stars first term at trebizon
as I enjoy boarding school books I started trebizon. but trebizon just has to be the best! with Elizabeth Exton to the duplicator that created JJ! I reccomend it thouroughly!
Published 17 months ago by Rebecca
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