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Summer Term at the Chalet School (The Chalet School #54)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  77 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Erica Standish is the daughter of a girl Joey met in India when she was younger. When Erica's mother dies, she is sent via Joey to the Chalet School. Erica attracts danger like a magnet, including a train crash, a land slide and a swarm of bees!
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 16th 1992 by Armada (first published 1965)
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This a five star Chalet, because it's so awful, it's hilarious. When Armada were reprinting the final books in paperback, they left this one out, presumably because they found it embarrassing. That's how bad this book is.

It gets off to a swinging start, with a young girl recognising a passer-by in Oxford Street, London, as her Aunt Joey - a person she has only seen in 20 year old photographs. This unlikely beginning is followed by a lame 'new-girl' story, punctuated by events that prove that, if
LH Johnson
So, I need to tell you about somebody I met twenty years ago. I was eleven, but that's not a problem. I think she'd be the perfect guardian for my child-that-I-have-for-the-purposes-of-making-this-point and so I think I'm going to put it in my will that she'll look after my child-that-I-have-for-the-purposes-of-making-this-point. I think that sounds like an excellent plan.

Oh heavens, what a ridiculous plan, and yet at this point in the series I accept it for what it is and how perfect it is in t
Erika has numerous misadventures including: a train wreck, twisting her ankle during a hike, falling down the stairs, and falling into a pit (didn't we see that plot angle in _Shocks for the Chalet School_?).
And the poor girl just lost her mother. Will Erika survive her first term at the Chalet School? I prefer Chalet School stories that rely more for their conflict on the interaction of differing personalities, on the adjustment of new girls to the old girls and the old girls to the new girl, r
As with all the later Chalet School books they begin to feel overly formulaic & have a lack of character development which I enjoyed in the earlier books. Each book focusses on a new girl & misses the joy of knowing a group of friends in the series.
However, I enjoyed the book as I have all the others. Another one tickes off my list.
Sarah Adamson
A bit far reaching in every way but a very enjoyable read and traditional to Chalet school values with all the drama of the last few books!
The first CS book I ever read (and enjoyed!). :) [See [book:The Princess of the Chalet School|1175329] ;)]
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