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Beswitched by Kate Saunders
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really liked it
bookshelves: 21st-century, 20th-century, childrensbooks, schoolstory, uk, friendship
Recommended to CLM by: Emily

Reminiscent of Charlotte Sometimes and of the classic school stories published in the early part of the 20th century, this is the story of a somewhat spoiled 12 year old, Flora Fox. Flora is sent to boarding school, against her will, when her parents must rush to Italy to care for her grandmother who has broken her hip. On the train to school, Flora is enchanted and goes back in time to 1935. Upon arriving at a traditional girls school, she must adjust not only to school but to the customs and clothing of a more restrictive time. At the same time, Flora longs to return home and needs help from her new classmates and friends to break the spell.

This is quite a contrast to the only other book I had read by this author, Night Shall Overtake Us, which I have been thinking about lately because it is set in the same period as Downtown Abbey. Both are recommended.
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Reading Progress

January 15, 2012 – Started Reading
January 15, 2012 – Shelved
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: childrensbooks
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: schoolstory
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: uk
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: friendship
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: 21st-century
January 16, 2012 – Shelved as: 20th-century
January 16, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Wendy I also loved Charlotte Sometimes.

message 2: by CLM (new) - rated it 4 stars

CLM That is one of my absolute favorites!

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