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Charm School
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Anne Fine has won many awards; she is also a Children's Laureate and she has written many fantastic books including the Diary of a Killer Cat, The Return of the Killer Cat, The Killer Cat Strikes Back, Loudmouth Lois and the More the Merrier. This book just stands out and shines compared to all of them, and it is one of my all time favourite books! Here is the story line: Bonny has just moved somewhere new and while her mother is at a course, she has to go to Charm School. She hates how everyone does practically nothing and does not want to be like them so she pretends to be one of Maura's little helpers: she has to do the sounds and lights for the show later. How will she cope? Find out in this great book... I would definitely rate this book 10/ 10 and would strongly recommend it to anyone, girls in particular, who like Anne Fine's super stories or anyone who likes the sound of this splendid story.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2000
I think this book was great the way it was based on a more different and interesting subject than any other books.The title 'Charm school' is also good as it only gives away a slight clue of what the book is about.I very much recommend this book to other readers who enjoy a nice smooth read,it is very gripping.To be honest I can't think of any improvments that could be made at all, because it is so absorbing to read, it is a very satisfying book.
Lucie Verver Age 10
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2013
This is a fab book, I read it first when I was 11, and just reread it as a 21 year old and enjoyed it just as much. It poses interesting messages about the aesthetic obsessed world in which we live, without ramming the message down your throat.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 November 2001
This Anne Fine book was really entertaining. I think this book is probably for ages above 9.
It is about a girl called Boony who has to go to a 1 day class, because her mom has to go to book keeping (advanced). Also Bonny's family had just moved into a new neighborhood, and her mom doesent want her to stay alone in an empty house. There were brouchures scattered on the floor. She looked through the pile and chose...Practical Parenting? Her mom refused. There was no time to hesitate.Then she noticed her self standing in front of a door. Behind the door was Charm School.
She steped in the room. She closed the door. No one looked at her. As She looked around, she saw allsorts of girls in fancy clothe. In front of them there stood a glistening lady making a speech. Sooner or later she found out that the lady was called Mrs. Opalene.
Any way, what was this place? Some girls trying to be perfect?
Bonny learned that you were supposed try to get the glistening tiara. Bonny didn't want to try to get the glistning tiara. She planned to help with the sound and lighting for the Curls and Purls show the girls were going to preform.
See what happens next by reading this book.
Highly recomended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 June 2001
This book was fabulous and suitable for all ages.It shows young people not to get mixed up in the way of fashion and real beauty is on the inside.A must for all readers
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on 17 February 2011
i really enjoyed reading this book. it was so good. this girl has been made to go to charm school and she hates it. she does not like it at the school because all the girls do nothing but learn how to look pretty and it annoys the child who has been sent to the school. but just after one day of a child visiting charm school things will change and u will have to buy the book to find out anymore. so buy this book its defintely worth reading!!!! i recommend this book to girls and i would give this book a 100%.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2004
Bonny Bramblels mum has to go to Book keeping Advanced so Bonny has to go to a day club while her mum is doing the course.The teacher Mrs Opalene tells all the girls great ideas like how to sit or how to smile.They also have a bueaty compotion.All of the Charm School girls are battaling it out for the glistning tiara apart from Bonny who thinks its a waste of time.The tea boy called Toby thinks its a waste of time aswell but is allways thinking of 1 girl in particular.
The best thing I liked about Charm School is that Bonny didnt want to go first of all but then she it loved becuase she made lots of friends.I also like the discribing of the bueaty contest how they do diffrent acts to try and impress Mrs Opalene.
I would recomend this book to children from the ages 8-11 who like cotests against one and another.
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on 31 October 2010
My daughter who is 9 loved this book. She loves books such as Malory Towers and Famous 5 and this seems to be the same type of genre. A relatively easy and fun read.
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on 20 January 2014
Ok it was good but could be better and it was a very good story I liked it when she thought she was on the wrong floor that was funny
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2002
This book is brilliant for all young readers. It took a bit to get going but when it did it was great. This book is about a girl (Bonny) who has to do a day activity because her mum has a job to go to. The only one she can attend is Charm School. When she arrives she thinks it's going to be awful but in the end . . . . read it and see!
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