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A Future Chalet School Girl

(The Chalet School #47)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  153 ratings  ·  8 reviews
A Future Chalet School Girl Synopsis Melanie Lucas is upset at having to leave her school and go and live in Switzerland with her Aunt and Uncle. Illness prevents her from finishing the term, and she arrives in Geneva worn out. However, matters look up when her Aunt meets Jo Maynard, better known to Melanie as Josephine M. Bettany, one of her favourite authors. Jo invites ...more
Paperback, 235 pages
Published February 6th 2005 by Girls Gone By (first published 1962)
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Daisy May Johnson
It recently hit me that there were still a few titles to do in my review of the Chalet School series and, that A Future Chalet School Girl is quite poor in every definition of the word, so where else to start but there? We all know this part of the series is not great, so any review of these books from this period need a star knocked off on principle. But then, there's an argument for whacking a whole ton of stars onto this book and that argument is this:


There is not enough minibus con
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Melanie lives with her aunt and uncle, who have moved to Switzerland, where it is unbearably hot by the lake (and Melanie is very tall for her age which apparently makes one susceptible to heat??), and so Melanie is whisked off by the Maynards and their billion children in a van for a holiday in Austria. And they tour around for weeks on end, and Melanie is firstly jealous of and then gets on with Ruey. A bit of a dull book with an excess of touristy details.
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chalet-school
I don't think I've ever read this one before, and I love the Tirol period more than any other, so it was great. Too many coincidences on old girls they meet up with though!

Well, I quite like the cover of this one (despite the fact that Len's hair is the wrong colour and not in a pony-tail) but the contents are an entirely different matter. Melanie doesn't want to leave her beloved St Kate's in England and go to school in Switzerland. When we first meet her, she's in the middle of having a tantrum about this. And then she gets chicken pox so she even has to miss her final term at St Kate's, but she doesn't have a tantrum about this. And then she finds the swelterin ...more
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the handful that doesn’t feature life in the Chalet School at all; instead it’s mostly set in Austria, where the Maynard family regularly take their summer holidays. I quite like the family-oriented books, more so than I did when I was younger.

Mélanie Lucas is the new addition to the series who appears in this book. Her parents work abroad and she lives with her aunt and uncle in the UK. By a sequence of coincidences, she ends up staying with the Maynard family. I quite liked reading abo
Apr 29, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Melanie's bout of chickenpox has resulted in her leaving England sooner than planned. Her uncle has gotten a job overseas, and he's bring her auntie and her along with him. She's quite unhappy about leaving her school, but she has no other choice.

Circumstances change, and she ends up spending her holidays with the Manyard family! Like Joey in Tirol, this book also focuses on the Manyard family, spending their summer holidays.
Jan 19, 2011 rated it liked it
A relatively lame entry in the Chalet School list. Recovering from chicken-pox, Melanie makes friends with Joey Maynard and her family, and is persuaded to enroll in the prestigious school, now located in the Swiss alps. She never actually gets to the school which is a serious weakness in a Chalet School book!
Sarah Adamson
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, owned
A holiday chalet book - featuring the entire Maynard family on a vacation in the Tirol. Not strictly a chalet school book but starring the favourites, Joey and her family. A great chance to get to know the boys better and to see how they interact as a family.
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