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Der Trotzkopf (Trotzkopf #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  931 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Hauptfigur ist die zu Beginn der Handlung 15-jährige Ilse Macket, die gemeinsam mit ihrem Vater und der Stiefmutter Anne auf dem Gut Moosdorf in Pommern lebt. Ilses Mutter ist kurz nach ihrer Geburt gestorben. Ilse wächst wild und ohne jede Erziehung auf, benimmt sich jungenhaft und tyrannisiert ihre Gouvernanten, bis die Stiefmutter das Haus betritt. „Frau Anne“ und der P ...more
Hardcover, 222 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Arena (first published 1883)
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Re-read September 2012: still loving it. It's just such a classic story and so ridiculously romantic and old-fashioned.

August 2008:
I read this I don't know how many times when I was younger, I loved it so much. I'm not sure whether I still would but I wouldn't mind reading it again. The scrapes Ilse gets into and the temper tantrum Ilse has during her time at the posh Mädchenpensionat are quite ridiculous but obviously kept me entertained.

I recently read that this book was first published in the
Jul 09, 2012 Truehobbit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was surprised how much I liked this German children's (well, intended for teenage girls, originally) lit classic, written in 1885.

It is about a young girl who grows up all spoilt, and hence wild and rude, and who is sent to a boarding school to be turned into a lady. Of course the idea of the book is to advocate proper, lady-like behaviour to young girls, and, typically for 1885, these would be rather Victorian values, but this didn't turn out as bothersome as I'd expected. On the contrary, I
Aug 03, 2015 Viktoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Die Geschichte der jungen Ilse ist sehr anschaulich beschrieben, man wird als Leser sehr schnell in die Handlung hineingezogen. Natürlich darf man den zeitlichen Hintergrund nicht vergessen. Ich lese diese Geschichte tatsächlich eher als Zeitdokument und Dokument einer Gesellschaft. Und dann macht die Lektüre Spaß!
I think I was nine when I first read this, and I remember my mind revolting against the idea of such an institution, it's practices and the change it caused Ilse to undergo. Not that she was much of a likeable character before. At the beginning of the story she is an insufferable spoiled little brat. At the end she is what society expects her to be. She never really gets in touch with who she as an individual is or could be. So much potential wasted, but everything else would probably have been ...more
Bärbel Stolz
Jul 18, 2016 Bärbel Stolz rated it did not like it
I was a kid when I read this and as many books about central girl characters I was offered in the late 1980s it went like this: a head strong girl, believing in herself, her abilities, her options, lives rough housing, getting dirty, building forts. This book gets this low rating only because like so many books at that time with "wild" girls at their narrative core, it submits its heroine (!) to a taming. Girls turned (by finishing schools, social pressure, the threat of remaining without a life ...more
Jul 10, 2011 Aylena rated it it was amazing
my childhood book I will never forget.
Jul 12, 2012 Marta rated it liked it
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Aug 15, 2013 Andrea rated it did not like it
Oh du meine Güte!!!!! Hilfe!

Habe dieses Buch gelesen, als ich, vielleicht 12 Jahre(?) alt war.
Ich kannte "Der Trotzkopf" übrigens von einer Fernsehsendung und ich erinnere mich, dass mir die Geschichte, aus welchem Grund auch immer, gefallen hat.

...Wenn ich mir heute die Inhaltsangabe durchlese, könnte ich an die Decke gehen! Mädchen/Frau soll brav und lieb sein, tugendhaft, die eigenen Bedürfnisse unterdrückend - den Gesellschaftsregeln folgend, kochend, putzend, nähend das einzig erkorene Ziel
Fräulein Wunderlich
My grandmother gave this to me when I was a child, probably because she wanted me to adapt like Ilse does (she is that kind of grandmother). Funny thing is, I turned out to be a Trotzkopf (stubborn person) instead. I realize today that this book promotes all the wrong values, but I still love it because CHILDHOOD MEMORIES! I don't remember how many times I've read it, anyhow I can say it hasn't been detrimental to my personal development.
Līga Sproģe
Jun 02, 2016 Līga Sproģe rated it really liked it
Shelves: childhood
Tiešām patika šī sērija, jau pāris gadus domāju par pārlasīšanu.
Pálos Vera
Jan 10, 2016 Pálos Vera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it so much when I was a child
Miss Jones
Jul 25, 2014 Miss Jones rated it really liked it
I needed a quick and easy read for vacation and this was free on Kindle so I thought I'd reread a childhood favorite of mine. Still like it very much :) Sure, it is old-fashioned but it is cute and endearing and gives a nice insight into the minds of the German middle class in the late 19th century.
Feb 14, 2011 Tfalcone rated it it was amazing
In German Edelschmalz - in English: Cloyingly sweet???? I loved every minute of it and was amazed how much I remembered from reading it 40 some years ago. Summary: Wild stubborn girl gets send to Boarding school, gets sweet and nice - ok that was what the ending was supposed to be :) in real life.
Jul 03, 2013 Katja rated it really liked it
Kindheitserinnerungen: die Geschichte von Ilse zählt zu den klassischen Mädchenlektüren. Auch fürs Fernsehen verfilmt, und schwarz-auf-weiß großartig geeignet, um es unter der Bettdecke zu lesen.
It's one of the classics of German youth literature for girls.

I loved all the series back then; haven't read them in a while, though, so the stars are a tribute to nostalgia.
Claudi Feldhaus
Apr 04, 2015 Claudi Feldhaus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Flora ist schlau! Sie schreibt nur den Anfang und dann das Ende. Die langweilige Mitte lässt sie weg. Würden es doch alle Dichter so halten ..."
used to have all the books and read them over and over again passed the book on to my nieces hope they will get as much joy out of them as i did
Elisabeth Smith
Sep 23, 2012 Elisabeth Smith rated it it was amazing
Hab natuerlich als Kind die Serie gesehen und hab mir nun die Kindle Version gekauft! Ich lese das Buch immer wieder gerne.
Mar 23, 2014 Trutze marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle, kids
Meine Mutter liebt dieses Buch, ich hoffe ich komme auch mal dazu es zu lesen und genauso zu mögen.
Feb 06, 2016 Md09 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of
Bestes Buch überhaupt!! Hat mich in meiner Jugend sehr angesprochen!!
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