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Second Form at Malory Towers (Malory Towers #2)

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Darrell, Sally, Gwendoline, Mary-Lou and all the other girls from the First Term at Malory Towers are now in the second form and they are as lively as ever. Mam'zelle Dupont is still trying to be strict, Alicia plays a terrible trick with invisible chalk and Gwendoline and Daphne inevitably get into trouble.
Hardcover, 146 pages
Published October 30th 1988 by Egmont (first published 1947)
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rishita
#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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Sally906
Feb 13, 2017 Sally906 rated it it was amazing
Hmmm - looks like Goodreads have done an update - star rating not showing!

5 stars for a childhood favourite - loved it.
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
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, Daphne and another girl who draws caricatures.

Sally is voted head of North Tower and Gwendoline makes a beeline for Daphne 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 recent
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Ana
Feb 08, 2017 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Foi uma boa leitura, adorei as novas personagens e as interações entre elas.
Kim
Feb 21, 2013 Kim rated it really liked it
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!
Nina
Mar 28, 2017 Nina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: enid-blyton
Hanya 240 halaman tapi cerita Enid seru dan kaya. Banyak tokoh dengan karakter uniknya, yg membuat mereka berbeda dengan yg lain. Isu isu yg diangkat dalam cerita ini sangat relevan dengan kehidupan sekolah pada umumnya.
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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Emily A.
Feb 14, 2013 Emily A. rated it liked it
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
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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Dayna
Apr 10, 2015 Dayna rated it it was ok
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
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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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
Deirdre
Oct 18, 2016 Deirdre rated it it was amazing
My favourite Malory Towers. I love Daphne's story, particularly the dramatic cliff scene. She's a really interesting character and it's a shame she featured so little in subsequent books.
Gwendoline Mary is also at her brilliant best here.

A true comfort read set in the reassuring world of a traditional English boarding school. Full of jolly sensible girls, no nonsense matrons, japes and jokes, and oozing with old fashioned charm and fun.
Masteatro
Mar 28, 2014 Masteatro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leídos-en-2016
Era justo lo que necesitaba para desestresarme en este momento, volver a la infancia con Darrell y sus compañeras de curso, sus profesoras, sus travesuras, sus aprendizajes. Lo he disfrutado muchísimo, incluso más que el primero.
Es cierto que hay una cierta moralina en estas aventuras pero, ¿qué hay de malo en enseñar a los niños (en este caso a las niñas) a ser buenas personas?
Siempre es un placer volver a leer a Doña Enid Blyton, por algo es todo un clásico infantil.
Elaine Mullane
Mar 06, 2017 Elaine Mullane rated it really liked it
Revisiting the books of my youth out of a feeling of nostalgia! I loved Enid Blyton when I was younger and can't wait to re-read these with my own children.
Deepika
Mar 18, 2017 Deepika rated it it was amazing
OUTSTANDING
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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Gina Brooks
Jun 30, 2016 Gina Brooks rated it really liked it
As a child, I was truly obsessed with this series of books! However, I wasn't really much of a reader, so opted for the audiobook version. When I stumbled across the second book for 49p in a charity shop last week I decided that I had to buy it (as I am now a pretty avid lover of reading compared to when I was younger). Decided to give the book a read for nostalgic reasons and because the audiobooks are abridged, meaning lots of the little details have been edited out! I've seriously enjoyed rea ...more
Vickie Ramage
Jul 24, 2014 Vickie Ramage 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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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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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
Sol González
Oct 19, 2011 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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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
Greg Santana
Dec 21, 2014 Greg Santana rated it really liked it
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
Rebecca
Aug 12, 2009 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rebecca by: rmoore@overlake.org
In this classic British girls’ boarding school series, impetuous and large-hearted Darrell Rivers spends six years at her beloved Malory Towers on the Cornish coast. In this episode, the girls deal with a rash of stealing, a new girl caught cheating, and a prank with invisible chalk.

Blyton’s boarding school books are period pieces: didactic, simply written, and laden with sterotypes and cliches. For those who like that sort of thing, however, they’re comforting and fun, and give the reader a tas
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Emma
Another brilliant installment in the Malory Towers series. This time, the girls are a little bit older, but really none the wiser. There is cheating, theivery, boastful and downright jealous behaviour from the second years at Malory Towers. This book goes about cementing the friendships made in the first year and introducing new characters each with their own backstory and issues to contend with as the plot progresses. THe perfect thing about these stories is that they always end happily, whatev ...more
Emma
Jul 10, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls at boarding school.
Recommended to Emma by: No one.
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Karthik
Sep 19, 2014 Karthik rated it it was amazing
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
Ratna savitri
Oct 04, 2007 Ratna savitri rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novel
Disini dikisahkan kegembiraan mereka belajar, bermain....
Sebuah cerita tentang kehidupan sekolah berasrama, dengan kisah-kisah lucu dan pribadi-pribadi menarik.

Para pemerannya :
Darrell, Sally, Gwendoline, Mary- Lou

Buku ini yang membuat aku bisa mengerti hasanah bahasa dan alur cerita sehingga bisa menulis secara lancar..
walau belum aku bulikan ke halayak luas..

Belum berani.. masih perlu diasah dan diasah lagi

Buat semua pendukkung aku yang telah banyak meminjamkan buku dan karya2nya.
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(See also her pen name Mary Pollock)

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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