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  1. Lorraine Gaule Lorraine Gaule says:

    Anne Fine was and still is one of my favourite children’s authors Her most famous book would be Madam Doubtfire which most people will know as the popular film Ms Doubtfire Charm School is a book for children aged 910 probably girls as it is very as the name suggests set one Saturday in a school for ‘charming girls’ I found this book original and humorous it has a lot of unexpected parts to it and it is not what you would expect which will be interesting for children reading as it will keep them engagedBonny the main character has just moved house and knows no body worse still she is made go to charm school while her mother takes an accounting class This is the last place tomboy Bonny wants to be and it is an interesting day for her We are introduced to the girls each as competitive and occasionally spiteful as the girl before Bonny tries to teach them a lesson for being self obsessed and nasty in order to win the highly coveted ‘Glistering Tiara’ in the annual crowing of Miss Supreme ueen Safe to say they eventually learn a lot from each other and Bonny even leaves with some friends after she tries to sabotage the whole pageantThis book could be successfully used in English It has excellent examples of character writing It could be effectively used to explore character descriptions as the examples in the book are very detailed and show a depth beyond just physical descriptions It is also a good book to challenge misconceptions about what people are like from their physical appearance which is such a prevalent issue for older children especially as they are getting ready to move to a new school Thus it could also be used to address those issues that young girls have and to show that everyone is different and that it is normal

  2. Kitty Kitty says:

    This book is for younger readers but I used to enjoy it and reading it for a throwback was fun I related to Bonny and the overall message that it's most important to have fun was good The different ways the performances went were fun to read too

  3. Holly Holly says:

    Love a throwback read This was one of my favourites as a child and I can see why I was and to a point remain definitely a Bonny

  4. BlueCorralDream BlueCorralDream says:

    I love this book I must have read it like 50 times by now ^ ^ I love being girly so I'd love to go to charm school but I get why Bonnie might not want to After all not everyone likes pink and cute things I like that Bonnie tells the other girls that they can have fun and don't always have to be perfect especially that they can eat the nice things they named themselves after I think that's an immportant message I think teenagers are told what we shouldn't eat too often haha off I go again gomen Anyway I would recommend this book to anyone in the preteenyoung teen age group It's silly and fun for older girls too

  5. Ebehi Ebehi says:

    I loved it because it's answer to the Curls ad Purls girls was to have fun I like that Anne Fine didn't delve too much into media and why girls see themselves the way they do because it would have seemed to simplistic and trite especially as everyhting happens in one day Instead the girls are encouraged to have fun instead of sitting at the mirror all the day I liked Bonnie very much because she was so candid and improper without being annoying This book is really funny and still makes me laugh

  6. Rae Stoltenkamp Rae Stoltenkamp says:

    I really liked the core theme of this book It centres around Bonny who joins a group of girls who are obsessed with how they look and what they wear None of these things matter to Bonny as she believes life is than just being decorative Even though the other girls do their best to make Bonny feel as though she is worthless for not being like them she takes control of the situation and helps them realise their own worth This is an excellent book for reinforcing the message that life is for living and should most of all be fun

  7. Louise Armstrong Louise Armstrong says:

    It's a little bit heavy handed unusual for Anne Fine but intended for younger readers I supposeShe's very good at catching people's characters in dialogue 'Stroke it on gently dear' Mrs Opalene was telling Pearl 'Don't scrape away at Araminta's precious face'I think that the two words that make this line effective are 'dear' and 'precious'Mrs Opaline by the way runs the charm school and is 'A large round glittering lady'

  8. Emmy Emmy says:

    I have heard of Anne Fine as she is uite a traditional author but this book was far from her greatest work Personally I found the main character annoying and the rest of the characters with no reason for being The writing was a drag too with lots of narrative words instead of description I didn't enjoy the storyline at all so overall a bit disappointed really However I will say that for younger children age 6 they might enjoy it but I don't recommend it

  9. Danielle Danielle says:

    I love this book i can read it over and over again as it makes me laugh every time

  10. Angela Angela says:

    This is a funny book about looks and friendship It was a uick and enjoyable read

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Charm School Bonny does not want to go to Charm School no matter how much Mum needs her to take a one day class And it's just as bad as she has feared Worse in fact For Charm School is filled with awful scratchy self obsessed girls who are prepared to do almost anything to win the much coveted 'Glistening Tiara'

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Charm School
  • Anne Fine
  • 14 May 2016
  • 9780440864004

About the Author: Anne Fine

Though readers often find themselves inadvertently laughing aloud as they read Anne Fine's novels as she herself admits a lot of my work even for fairly young readers raises serious social issues Growing up is a long and confusing business I try to show that the battle through the chaos is worthwhile and can at times be seen as very funny In 1994 this uniue combination of humour and r