Review | The Naughtiest Girl in the School by Enid Blyton

#QOTD – What were your favourite childhood books?

Whenever I think about the first books that I read as a child, the earliest conscious memory that I have are of Aesop’s fables, mainly The Fox and the Grapes, The Tortoise and the Hare and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. I can’t quite recall how old I was when I read my first book by Enid Blyton, but unsurprisingly, she became my favourite author.

During those years, I would be glued to series such as Famous Five, The Secret Seven as well as Malory Towers. At times, I remember reading all the way up to the wee hours of the morning under the light of a small lamp lest my parents be aware that I wasn’t fast asleep.

I found this old book in my sister-in-law’s shelf, and thought of revisiting it! I do not even remember if I have read the book before, so I gave it a quick read!

The Naughtiest Girl in the School is from Malory Towers, which is a series of novels featuring the fictional Cornish seaside girls boarding school of the same name.

The series follows the adventures of Elizabeth Allen, a mischievous and rebellious girl who is sent to boarding school after causing trouble at her previous school. Despite her initial resistance to the rules and regulations of her new school, Elizabeth eventually learns to be more responsible and makes many friends along the way.

That series made boarding school seem so cool! The description of the midnight feasts, picnics, beautiful English countryside, pranks on teachers, rivalry and friendships between the girls had me hooked!


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