Children everywhere will recognise themselves, their friends and their teachers in the characters of the successful "Westenders" series. They will all be right...and wrong...since the main characters are drawn from the author's imagination. Welcome to the second in the 'Westenders' stories. This one is set in the Winter Term and is about the play which we put on at Christmas. All of the gang are involved again, although it's touch and go with two of them, as you'll find out. Wayne the Brain has an unusual part to play which makes him unrecognisable. You'd think that for someone who is almost too bright for his own good he would have selected a starring role. Mind you...on the final night...but I mustn't tell you, that would give the game away. Karen, red haired and as hot-tempered as ever, has to calm down when she overreaches herself. 'Wayne's Wheelie', which we used to save the 'Turkey', eventually comes to her rescue. Tommy and Daryl are 'double dared' by Karen into becoming characters very different from the tough guys they try to be. Tommy enjoys every moment but Daryl has a serious problem at home, which worries the gang. Glynis and Glenda, the 'G.G
's", the 'good girls' of the class and our rivals, eventually get their just deserts but not before they've caused us all sorts of trouble. Miss Strickly is the real star, accepting even our wildest ideas and sorting out our problems. She's 'BRILLIANT!' which is still Karen's favourite word.