It's about love lives . . .
Maggie has been dating Stan for years - safe, comfortable and about as exciting as soggy toast. Can their relationship survive? Especially when Maggie meets David McDonald, her opposite number at the boys' boarding school over the hill. Every single girl in the school has a crush on him, but not Maggie . . . yet.
It's about school lives . . .
First Line of Class by Jenny Colgan
"Purple skirt no"
My thoughts on Class by Jenny Colgan
I devoured boarding school books when I was younger, and to this ...more
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Maggie sets off to Cornwall from Scotland, completely out of her depth as the new English teacher at Downey House. Simone, is a new scholarship girls who has trouble fitting in and Fliss just so does not want to be at Downey House she may just do anything to leave ...more
Clearly I had no choice but to not only buy the books, but start reading as soon as I could, and I am so glad that I had the time toda ...more
Maggie, who is from Glasgow is the new English teacher at Downey house school for girls in Cornwall. But not everyone's happy especially Stan, Maggie's boyfriend. Who has worked at the same place since he left school and doesn't like change! But Maggie wants a change from teaching at the same school she attended.
Simone won a scholarship to Downey House. She doesn't come from ...more
I loved Jenny/Jane’s introduction - I also loved boarding school books as a child, and no, I never knew what lacrosse was either. (Has anyone ever played it in real life?) ...more
The scholarship pupil (Simone) is nervous and has a difficult time initially. Fliss, the other new pupil, doesn't want to be at the school and makes t ...more
Here's my challenge when reading this though. Halfway through, I could no longer contain my annoyance and exasperation because it looks to be a poorer imitation of Enid Blyton. Having spent much of my childhood reading Enid Blyton including Mallory Towers and St. Claire, I could see several aspects of it in this title. You have the French teacher, you have the jokes, see whe ...more
I pictured some of the characters as well known people - Maggie to me was Emma Stone , Flisss’ Mum was Matilda (movie) Mum and Simone I pictured as Bernie from Eastenders !!
There was a constant vibe to this story sometimes a mischievous vibe or at other times a fun, bouncy vibe.
I can’t wait to read the next instal ...more
The story revolves around Maggie the new English teacher from Scotland at the Boarding School in Cornwall. We also hear the story from two of the schools newest pupils Simone and Fliss.
It’s a fun easy read and you can’t help but become involved from the beginning .
I have had this book in my collection for a while and wanted to give it the time I needed to be completely engrossed. Engrossed I was! It took me a day to live the lives of all at the school and I ate up every page! Well done Jenny! Can't wait to return to read the next year's antics. Took me back to my day teens and the wonderful titles of my youth xxx