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The Naughtiest Girl in the School (The Naughtiest Girl #1)

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Elizabeth Allen is spoilt and selfish. When she is sent away to boarding school she makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there has ever been! But Elizabeth soon discovers that being bad isn't as simple as it seems.
Paperback, 244 pages
Published 2007 by Hodder (first published January 1st 1930)
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Forget 1984 and Animal Farm - if you thought that was scary, you should read The Naughtiest Girl in the School. In this Stalinisque exposé of life under a brutal regime, we see the conversion of little Elizabeth Allen from a normal little girl to one who learns how to knuckle down to the system and praise it.

Elizabeth is a pretty eleven year old little girl who has spurts of fun and laughter, like any normal little girl. She is given to a bit of naughtiness (like pinning her governess' stockings
Fay Roberts
I missed this in my childhood, but my daughter got a copy for Christmas. My 5 year old daughter and 6 year old son both loved it and we all cried at one point. lovely to share at this age.
Sep 06, 2007 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elizabeth Allen is a horrid, spoiled brat. Her parents send her to Whyteleafe, a school with Socialist and sadistic tendencies that strips her of her foolish pride and transforms her into a sensible, loving, moral, typically British schoolgirl.

I read my mother's childhood copy of this book (printed on flimsy, WWII-era paper) when I first visited England. I spent the rest of my childhood rereading it and writing parodies of it.
I love all Enid Blyton book, this is one of them. The Naughtiest Girl in the School has so many good points. It teach us about kindness, sharing, honesty and friendship. Elizabeth Allen is a pretty and smart little girl who been entered to boarding school by her mother. It’s the first time for her because she take homeschooling before. She doesn’t feel happy about this so she decides to be the naughty student so she gets sent home. But the more time she spends there, the more she likes and happy ...more
Feb 29, 2012 Jana rated it it was ok
The Naughtiest Girl in School

I bought a couple of Blyton’s books a couple of years ago because I thought that I might have missed out not having had the chance to read them when I was a child. I never got around to reading them until one Friday afternoon a couple of weeks ago.

The books all seem a bit formulaic and I had to constantly remind myself that they were written at a totally different time in a rather different society. Nevertheless I couldn’t shake the conflicting feelings about the bo
Apr 18, 2013 Imsathya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all Ms Blyton's school series, the Whytleafe School series featuring Elizabeth Allen have remain personal favorites since I read them about three decades ago. Even when I was young, the notion of student based bodies - students bringing problems and students solving it themselves in a common forum - made a deep impression on me. There are also socialistic tendencies around everyone getting an equal share of money which also seemed to be so right to me. So to me, the Naughtiest Girl series was ...more
Katie Daniel
The Naughtiest Girl in the School is the first book in Enid Blyton's series about Elizabeth Allen, an extremely selfish and spoilt little girl. Elizabeth is so naughty that her parents opt to send her to boarding school in the hope that she will enjoy meeting new children and become the happy child they would like her to be. However, Elizabeth has very different ideas and is determined to behave so badly that she gets sent home. She soon finds that being naughty isn't as easy as she thought and ...more
Aug 31, 2016 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My daughter has really enjoyed this as a chapter book for bedtime reading, thanks to myself enjoying a trip down memory lane she's been up later than usual for "one more chapter" on many a night. I love that my children love books as much as me
Fiona Baker
Jun 22, 2012 Fiona Baker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The very first "proper" book I ever read. I think I was maybe 7 or 8 years old. It has lead to 35 yrs of reading with a passion, 1000s of books many I'll never remember reading but this one I'll never forget. I can even remember the point in time when I finished it, where I was at home and how proud I was of myself. Most importantly how proud my dad was of me. He too had a passion for reading and loved books. Apologies to those reading this expecting a review and not my trip down memory lane... ...more
Sai Ram Murali Krishnan
A naughty girl, the sweet innocence of a budding friendship and a smooth storyline is all one needs to make their day. I started reading this because we had presented my 13 year old cousin with this book set, and I wanted to catchup with her. I'm glad I did.
This book was lovely.
Anthea Manuel
May 24, 2013 Anthea Manuel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really like this book. So I gave it FIVE STARS!!!
But then I love all Enid Blyton books.

Elizabeth Allen has never been to school before and she thinks she will hate it. But instead she loves it of course it took a few tricks and punishments but that's what makes all the more wonderful. In the beginning she made everyone think she was horrid but then she changed. I love how she becomes friends with Joan and tries to do nice things for her but in the wrong way unknowingly. She thought that she st
May 11, 2016 Imogen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I suddenly felt the urge near the end of the month to revisit some books from my pre-double-didgets childhood and nobody fills that criteria better than Enid Blyton! The Naughtiest Girl in School was never my favourite but it's the only series I could find #1 of and I really enjoyed re-visiting it. I'm pretty sure these books were the reason I wanted to go to a boarding school and the morals weren't bad. It is a bit dated though and I'm not rushing to find the next book.

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Mahfuzah Abdul
Jan 30, 2014 Mahfuzah Abdul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
although it was a child reading book,yet i enjoyed reading it.
actually my purpose was,i just want to 'recheck' my grammar as i've been sooooo into medical books for quite some time.
and it does helps me a lot.
Aug 21, 2016 Cruth rated it liked it
Recommended to Cruth by: Daughter
Author: Enid Blyton
First Published: 1940
Length: 232 pages
Includes: Note from Gillian, Enid Blyton’s daughter
Includes: excerpt from The Naughtiest Girl Again

Set in a “progressive boarding school”, The Naughtiest Girl in the School is a Blyton classic which definitely appealed to my 10yo Daughter. Lots of little morals and lessons looped into a school run by the students (they dish out the punishments, share all the things, etc) and male and female students are on an equal footing. Our heroine, El
Aparajita Raychaudhury
Going through a list of 'most inspiring women in children's books', I found Elizabeth Allen listed at #3, one place above my favorite Blyton girl George. I had never read the Naughty Girl series (I alsmot exclusively read mysteries during childhood) and had to check out how great Elizabeth is!

So I got hold of a copy and read it in one sitting. Boy am I impressed.

It's always interesting to read a children's book as an adult - you see things you would never have seen as a child (like the socialis
The book I read is called 1CThe Naughtiest Girl in the School 1D and the author is Enid Blyton and it 19s a nonfiction book because it could be real. Enid is an English author and she is one of the best selling books authors. I read this book because my parents bought it for me and so I just read it and it was so interesting, even though it 19s kind of for little kids I still enjoy it.
he book is about trouble making girl named Elizabeth Allen and her parents send her to boarding school and Eliz
Pop Bop
Dec 14, 2015 Pop Bop rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I Can See Clearly Now

I've come around on the appeal of these "Naughtiest Girl" books, and here's why. My first reaction was sort of negative. Naughty Elizabeth is a bit over the top, the situations she gets into seem too antic and manufactured, and the resolutions are rather pat. There are lots of kids characters and they are quicksilver in their "like you - hate you - we're best friends - we're enemies" snap judgments. There's a lot of "I like the cut of your jib" and "she's O.K. 'cause she's m
Jun 28, 2015 Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Watts not to love about Enid Blyton and a very naught girl!
Neti Triwinanti
Apr 26, 2015 Neti Triwinanti rated it really liked it
Buku tentang Elizabeth Allen, seorang gadis manja dan keras kepala yang tiba-tiba harus menerima kenyataan bahwa orangtuanya mengirim dia ke sekolah asrama, Whyteleafe. Sebagai bentuk protes, Elizabeth bertekad untuk menjadi anak paling badung di sekolah sehingga (menurutnya) mau tak mau sekolah akan mengembalikannya ke rumah. Dia benci sekolah. dia benci whyteleafe. Tapi ternyata rencana-rencana Elizabeth tidak berjalan sesuai perkiraan. Dia memang mendapat label anak paling badung bengal, teta ...more
Natt BookEuphoria
Again , as ive said a lot recently . Amazing middle grade book , bit on the educational side . It is about a girl called Elizabeth who is 10 years old , spoilt and very naughty . When her governess no longer wants to put up with her Elizabeth is sent to school . She swears that she will be so bad that they will have to send her back , but will she really ? I really enjoyed this book and it has 4.5 out of 5 stars from me . Ideal for any age
Feb 09, 2016 Toppy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pleasing story about the maturation process of a spoilt, head-strong little girl.
Haniva Az Zahra
Dec 30, 2014 Haniva Az Zahra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ah, akhirnya saya bisa membaca seri si badung ini,
bacaan yang cukup ringan untuk membuat saya tetap berusaha menyelesaikan target membaca buku tahun 2014 ini :))
ceritanya seputar anak perempuan yang harus mengikuti sekolah asrama. awalnya tidak betah dan ingin menjadi siswa yang paling nakal di sekolah. Ellizabeth Allen. berhasil membuat kesal guru dan siswa yang lain. namun demikian, Ellizabeth akhirnya betah juga.
Hal yang menyenangkan dari buku ini dan kenapa Zahra menyukainya?
1. Mungkin ka
Mar 25, 2015 Kaveh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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این کتاب را بیشتر به واسطه مترجمش جناب گلکار خواندم. شاید چند سالی دیر آن را خواندم. البته روی کتاب هم قید شده است که برای رده کودکان و نوجوانان. داستانش از دغدغه های این روزها خیلی فاصله دارد. شاید برای 8 تا 13 سال بد نباشد.
Rae Stoltenkamp
For me this book felt extremely dated. It spoke of a world which I very much doubt exists anymore. There may well still be a semblance of it in certain boarding schools in England but I can’t say as I’ve never been in one. It was an easy enough read and the moral of a spoilt child having to learn boundaries was straight forwardly told. I liked the idea of the children running the discipline of the school themselves and am sure many children would be enamoured of that idea too. All in all this re ...more
Oct 13, 2013 Zharap rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book is really good and easy to get into. I give it 5 stars.
Tuhina Neogi
A child can teach us many things and so can a children's book. Enid Blyton's The Naughtiest Girl in the School categorizes as one of those good books which have plenty in store for kids as well as adults. I have a special corner for this book as the credit to my love for reading is attributed to this very book and its writer. I embarked on my reading journey with it. I was in fifth standard when it was handed over to me by my librarian. Going through it after so many years felt refreshing. No wo ...more
Jenny Martin
Jan 05, 2015 Jenny Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2015 READING CHALLENGE 2/50: A book from your childhood

I interpreted "a book from your childhood" to be a book you read and enjoyed as a child, which is just as well, because I certainly wasn't around when this was first published in 1940--I wasn't even around when my copy was printed, which is handed down from my mother's family and is falling apart at the seams. I always loved the quaintness of this story, and it turns out I like it just as much now! If only children (and adults) were as whole
Grace Tjan
Jul 16, 2010 Grace Tjan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars from Jess.
A.R. Collins
Aug 28, 2016 A.R. Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As far as I'm aware, this is Enid Blyton's first school story. It was published six years beforeFirst Term at Malory Towers, a series which some say is honed but I feel suffers from overuse of caricatures and archetypes, and just a year before The Twins at St Clare's, which has such a similar storyline to this that Blyton soon becomes confused when continuing the series - and it's not so well done either.

This book may be the best example of Blyton's raw talent. I feel she did need to practise he
Jul 28, 2013 Desiree rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Apa yang kamu rasakan jika kamu anak satu-satunya yang biasanya dimanja oleh mama dan papa, bebas melakukan apa saja dirumah, tiba-tiba harus bersekolah dan tinggal di asrama bersama-sama dengan banyak orang dalam satu gedung dan jauh dari keluarga? Pastilah sangat menyebalkan rasanya.

Demikian perasaan Elisabeth Allen saat orangtuanya memutuskan untuk mengirimkan Elisabeth ke sekolah asrama Whyteleafe.

Banyak hal baru yang ditemui Elizabeth selama bersekolah ditempat ini. Dia harus belajar berbag
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Born in 1897 in South London, Enid Mary Blyton was the eldest of three children, and showed an early interest in music and reading. She was educated at St. Christopher's School, Beckenham, and - having decided not to pursue her music - at Ipswich High School, where she trained as a kindergarten teacher. She taught for five years before her 1924 marriage to edito
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“I wonder where you got that idea from? I mean, the idea that it's feeble to change your mind once it's made up. That's a wrong idea, you know. Make up your mind about things, by all means - but if something happens to show that you are wrong, then it is feeble not to change your mind, Elizabeth. Only the strongest people have the pluck to change their minds, and say so, if they see they have been wrong in their ideas.” 40 likes
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