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Second Form at Malory Towers (Malory Towers #2)

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Darrell, Sally, Gwendoline, Mary Lou and all the girls are now in the Second Form, but they are as lively as ever. Mam'zelle Dupont is still trying to be strict, Alicia plays a trick with invisible chalk and Gwendoline and Daphne get into trouble.
Paperback, 169 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Mammoth (first published December 31st 1899)
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risha
Dec 07, 2014 risha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#blytonchildhood continues.

In Malory Towers- and in St. Clare's, if I remember correctly- Enid Blyton explores the idea and constructions of friendship quite well. Not just in how people make friends (Darrell and Sally Hope, for example), but issues of first impressions (Sally Hope!), power relations within friendships (Darrell and Alicia in the beginning- Darrell is so in awe of Alicia), loyalty (Darrell and Alicia as contrasted with Darrell, Sally Hope, and Mary Lou in Book 1), and camaraderie
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Lisa Vegan
At the beginning I was feeling ornery at the frequent use of the word sensible as an adjective to describe a few of the girls. While this story (the second in a series of six books) is rather formulaic, I was pleasantly surprised by its psychological mindedness, and I must say I most enjoyed the girls when they were behaving somewhat badly rather than being perfect. It took me a little while to become engaged with this one but I ended up staying up until the early hours of the morning to finish ...more
Clare
Apr 24, 2016 Clare rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second Form at Mallory Towers in audio.

Darryl Rivers and her best friend Sally start a second year at Mallory Towers. Three new girls join the second form Ellen a scholarship girl, Penelope and another girl who draws caricatures.

Sally is voted head of North Tower and Gwendoline makes a beeline for Penelope because she is from a well off family. However the Headmistress knows a secret about Penelope and she might not be what she seems.

Ellen is bad tempered and hard to talk to who is behind the re
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Dayna
Apr 10, 2015 Dayna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The second book in the Malory Tower’s series. I actually did think that this series was going to be told through the eyes of Darrell, but it’s interesting that it sort of diverts itself around the other characters as well. I think that’s perhaps why I found it a little bit harder to really get into this series, there wasn’t anyone you could strongly identify with. Not that this style is at all unusual for Enid Blyton, I just think in this instance, for me, it doesn’t quite work to grip me into t ...more
Haniva Az Zahra
Pada buku ini Darrel sudah naik ke kelas dua. Ia akhirnya bersahabat dengan Sally-Hope. Senang rasanya kalau berhasil mendapatkan sahabat di sekolah asrama. Saya sendiri jadi bernostalgia :D

Buku ini bercerita tentang kehidupan sehari-hari Darrel bersama teman-temannya di Mallory Towers. Namun demikian, pada buku ini saya belajar dari Gwendoline Marry. Ia adalah anak yang lemah, sombong, dan tidak tahu diri. Nah, di buku ini diceritakan bahwa sikap seperti itu karena orang tua Gwen yang tidak kua
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Vickie Wilson
Aug 28, 2014 Vickie Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviews also on posted on my blog - Under The Mountain

Darrell is back in school for her second year and there's plenty happening - new students, new pranks and new secrets to unveil. Two of the girls even find themselves in serious danger later down the line. This another cute, simple read from Enid Blyton that continues the Malory Towers series.

I like Darrell, as we have similar tempers (explosive). However I was hoping we'd have a different main character this time. The other girls do get a
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Hanifah Mahdiyanti
Darrel dan kawan-kawan masuk sekolah lagi. Mereka sekarang sudah kelas dua. Dan ada murid-murid baru! Belinda yang pelupa tapi pandai menggambar, Ellen yang pintar tapi ketus, dan Daphne yang cantik tapi menjengkelkan. Seru! Mary Lou yang penakut jadi pinter bahasa Perancis. Alicia nggak lupa dengan lelucon-leluconnya yang khas yang bikin sekolah jadi meriah. Sally jadi ketua kelas, dan ada beberapa konflik juga. Akhirnya banyak juga yang diceritakan tentang murid-murid lain di kelas Darrel. Ada ...more
Kim
Feb 21, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
A trip back to my childhood. I grew up reading every Enid Blyton that I could find. This was one of my favourite series!
Greg Santana
Dec 23, 2014 Greg Santana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable read! Short and sweet! Again, I'm pleasantly surprised by this series. I'm still waiting to be bored by this simple boarding school story, but somehow I still find it really engaging. I love the characters, and the new additions are just as good as the original girls from the first book. The drama is just as good as the first book, and I loved the foreshadowing. Really loved the foreshadowing in this one. You could tell something was building up; all the hints and oddities were ...more
Karthik
Sep 20, 2014 Karthik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second book in the series - as engaging reading as the first. This book has much more inter personal dyanmics going than the first one. Three new girls with their own unique personalities while facets of personalities of girls from the first book hitherto not revealed come to fore. Every book in this series is an absolute germ. What I like about the series is there are lot of lessons for life that can be useful for adults as well - for example taking responsibility for one's mistakes, not workin ...more
Sulis Peri Hutan
read more: http://www.kubikelromance.com/2012/06...

Liburan berakhir, Darrell sudah tidak sabar kembali ke sekolah dan bertemu dengan teman-temannya. ada murid baru mereka adalah Ellen Wilson si pencemas, Belinda Morris si pelupa seperti Irene dan sangat pandai menggambar, dan terakhir Daphne Millicent Turner yang sifatnya mirip Gwendolin, sombong, suka pamer kekayaan keluarganya.

Setiap datang ke Malory Towers, Nona Gralyng sang kepala sekolah yang berwibawa akan berkata:
Kalian akan memperoleh pe
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Speakercoret
baca bareng gara2 ngomongin crita asrama di tret goodreads.com/topic/show/474353-cerit...

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sperti biasa ada anak baru di buku kedua ini, ad dua, ada ellen anak praih beasiswa yg kayak petasan, sundut dikit mledak, dan ada daphne, cantik, angkuh, n slalu cerita soal pesta, kapal pesiar, mobil n macem2 lagi milik keluarganya..
langsung deh si gwen nempel :))

n pasti leluconnya dong, OY! hwahahaha
OY! warna merah muda di pantat mam'zelle yg bgerak2 riang setiap dia
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Emily A.
I read the book Mallory Towers by Enid Blyton. In this book, Ellen wants to keep her academic scholarship to Mallory Towers because her parents can’t afford it so, she tries to cheat on a test that if she does well on, will keep her grades up. The plan doesn’t work though, and as a consequence for the lying, the whole dorm finds out. Ellen is terrified she’ll be sent home from the school that she worked so hard to get into. I think that this book's strengths, were that the author really captured ...more
Charlotte Stevenson
Always a joy to return to, these books were some of my favourite escapes throughout childhood. During the day I would attend real primary school, then return home to escape to the beautiful Cornish boarding school dreamed up by the wonderful Blyton. The characters are such that they truly become your friends. Although I never enjoy the rest of the series quite as much as I enjoy reading the first of the books after several months of having forgotten it, the moments of laughter I have found withi ...more
Devina
Dibuku ke 2 ini, Darrell mendapat beberapa teman baru, Daphne, anak bangsawan yang luar biasa cantik tapi sombong, Ellen, anak pindahan dari sekolah lain yang memenangkan beasiswa untuk bersekolah di Malory Towers, dan Belinda, si jenius dalam menggambar, tapi memiliki sifat pelupa yang persis sama seperti Irene.

Sally terpilih menjadi ketua kelas semester ini. Tapi Alicia jadi cemburu dan selalu bersikap sinis sm Sally, dia menganggap seharusnya dia lah yang menjadi ketua kelas, bukannya Sally.
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Ramya
Feb 14, 2014 Ramya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Private school abroad was a threat used to keep me in line as a child and did this book make that threat truly scary! However, this series was very apropos to social and scholarly woes, trials, and tribulations, faced by me as a pre-teen in a local school. I now truly appreciate how Blyton helped inculcate morality quietly and aided by offering solutions to those problems only a pre-teen faces -- especially a girl!
Sara Gonçalves
Apr 24, 2014 Sara Gonçalves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Neste segundo ano entram novas alunas que vão trazer novas peripécias e interacções para a vida das alunas já conhecidas. Neste novo ano, as estudantes devem ter mais responsabilidade, mas enquanto umas o demonstram, outras nem por isso! Mas é sempre possível mudar e aprender, perdoar e esquecer. E é isso que é mostrado neste livro.
Embora juvenil, é uma boa leitura para todos.
Julia
I never read Enid Blyton's books as a child (I don't think they were available in the U.S.) but I enjoyed other older books about girls at school, so when I saw this in a discounted bookstore in Ireland while on vacation I bought it. Although it is a children's book I still enjoyed it and will look for some of the others in the series.

Aimee Kitching
Mar 28, 2016 Aimee Kitching rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Despite now being an adult.... i began reading a bind up of my childhood, re-living the fond memories of Malory towers which i enjoyed so much as a child.
Reading this again 15 or so years i can honestly say i enjoyed this book all over again, whilst also bring fond memories of the past up .
Spiral-python Schnzrpunk
I loved this as a bedtime story for Girl. The characters are a bit overly English upper class, but for my Asper-daughter, the details about facial expressions, parts (& styles) of speech has really helped her in her social interactions. But what I really liked was that unlike lots of contemporary girl stories where bitchiness and princessery rules, at Malory Towers, girls who behave unwisely, cruelly or underhandedly get their comeuppance! And I believe exposing Girl to the old fashioned lan ...more
Sol González
Apr 13, 2012 Sol González rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juvenil, 2010
La serie de Torres de Malory es recomendable para niñas de unos 12 a 16 años, o tal vez un poco menores.

En mi caso tan solo falto un viaje de trabajo para leer de corrido todo lo que pude encontrar de estas niñas que viven en un internado. Es un libro sin complejidades de ningún tipo, con aventuras simples y proyectos. Tal vez con la planeación de algunas travesuras extrañas, un poco infantiles, pero que le hacen recapacitar a uno en la simplicidad de las cosas.

Durante toda la serie es recurrent
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Harriet Mogie
Sep 29, 2015 Harriet Mogie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: malory-towers
This book is AMAZING, a brilliant sequel to first term, I wish all books were still as good as this nowadays. The characters are so well written about, you genuinely feel attached to them, as if they are your friend, or they are your mortal enemy, a must read,
Rainbow Nyan Cat
Jan 11, 2016 Rainbow Nyan Cat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was really good because of the description of every character and every part of the school each year. This is a good book for other people all because I think the writer is really creative with writing.
Fadhilatul
Buku ini menceritakan kisah Darrel ketika ia berada di kelas dua. Darrel mulai semakin tertarik untuk ikut-ikut ulah Alicia. Namun kini ia sudah mulai bersahabat dengan Sally. Disini ia juga mencoba menyelami karakter teman-temannya khususnya yang sekamar dengannya di menara utara.


Selain itu dalam buku ini pun banyak anak-anak baru yang langsung masuk di kelas dua. Ada Ellen yang selalu sibuk belajar namun selalu mendapat nilai jelek. Juga ada Daphne yang cantik jelita dan sangat disayangi oleh
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Emma-Louise
Feb 09, 2016 Emma-Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely reliving being 8 yrs old again ... enjoying these books just as much as I did the first time round!! Still relative, still funny and Enid still wins my heart with her loveable characters!
Milly Sibson
Aug 10, 2014 Milly Sibson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Malory towers books and I loved the whole series! Enid blyton is one of my favourite authors. I would recommend this to lots of people! However it is written in quite a sexist way
Jamie
Jan 26, 2014 Jamie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved these when I was younger and it was fun to re-read them. I don't know if they would appeal to younger readers today.

Darell returns for her second year at boarding school. As well as her old friends some new girls bring some excitement to the class.
Tasha
Apr 09, 2016 Tasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Its really enjoyable going back and re-reading these books! Firstly because its been so many years since I last read them and secondly because there such a quick and easy read. Especially considering that most books I've been reading are 400+ pages, its nice to read books that have less than 200 and don't take too long to complete.
Priyanka Banerjee
Jan 03, 2015 Priyanka Banerjee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Malory Towers Book #1, I couldn't wait but read book #2 and its great! All the old characters and new ones are great!
Sumayya
Oct 07, 2014 Sumayya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best of all the series.... more stuff than the other ones....Invisible Chalk..Daphne affair... Ellen affair...too interesting
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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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