(NEW) [The Chalet School and Jo]
Off grumbling to the intensely serene now married and making of the babies former head Girl Gisela Gisela puts Joey on the right track and Joey sets about making her term a successHowever There s worries about the Robin s health there s a raven haired Irish orphaline with a begorrah worthy accent wandering the Platz and those pesky Middles are being well pesky Who knows how things are going to nd upWell to be frank we all do because we know how the system works by now The middles ven at this arly stage in the "Series Are Tempestuous Souls "are tempestuous souls their activities in this book are a bit amazing We have the soon to become legendary Oberammergau incident and also the Biddy in the shed incident It s sort of glorious and bonkers all at the same time and if that s not a good way to describe the Chalet School series as a whole then I ll hand in my book nerd badge at the doorCoupled with this though is the story of Robin Brent Dyer wrote life when it dances on the dge of death so very very well and this book sees some of her finest work There are points in it full of stillness and pain that make me weep And I imagine they ll always make me weep But then in comparison with that we have the odd little romance subplot between Juliet and AN Other She s left school Marry her the odd little romance subplot between Juliet and AN Other She s left school Marry her It s a constant fascination to me how Brent Dyer kept these distinct tonal opposites in complete harmony It s a skill that ven she lost ventually vidence a I take it we re A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, engaged Like it darling The first book that has jo Bettany as head girl This is amotional read due to the robin s illness it had me choked up Whoa great book DxOwn a copy but not willing to sell PlaceholderF SF. Ugh to keep anyone busy but on top of that there is the terrible worry of the Robin's illnes.
Elinor M. Brent-Dyer ä 9 SUMMARYBack to my re reading of the Chalet School It opens on a grumpy Jo grumping about her impending head girlship and adulthood and judging by most of the CS alumnas alumnae ngagement marriage and motherhood within three years of leaving school Needless to say the grumpiness doesn t last long after she s had the chance to percolate a gentle pep talk from Gisela she slips seamlessly into the role of the sensible head girl but "of course without losing her ssential Jo ness In some ways this is uite a lighthearted instalment I mean apart from "course without losing her ssential Jo ness In some ways this is uite a lighthearted instalment I mean apart from worry over Robin s health nothing new but in this case it is an immediate concern for the grownups at the sanatorium some of the writing as Jo reacts to learning this is EBD at her best and really uite affecting and the Middles mischief making which is an ongoing theme throughout despite apparently peaking when they cause havoc in Oberammagau the day before they attend the Passion Play they manage to outdo themselves by sort of kidnapping with her full cooperation an Irish orphan who has such an Oirish bedad bejabbers and begorrah accent I m surprised it wasn t printed in green inkThe fact that this is a reprint doesn t mean that all of the problematic language has been removed Jo s hair is compared to that of a well known type of doll used to advertise Robinson s jam back in the day on several occasions I ve said in previous reviews that I don t get offended by language of the time being used in books and I don t but that doesn t mean it doesn t occasionally bring me up shortA thoroughly njoyable visit back to the Tiernsee perfect for a slightly damp afternoon Jo is reluctant to be Headgirl of the Chalet Sch. It's the beginning of Jo's last year at the Chalet School She is to be head girl but it is ,
Ool because she fears it will put an nd to the fun she has had in her school days there But there is some fun for her notably a trip to Obergammerau for the famous Passion Play about the life of Jesus Most of the girls including Jo a Probably my least favourite in the series and not one that I read as a kid The characters just don t seem to be in character to me or maybe they just aren t as well characterised as they are in other books This is one of the best books in this series in my opinion I generally prefer the Tyrol books to the later ones In this book Jo faces the fact that she "IS GROWING UP AND MUST TAKE "growing up and must take responsibilities beginning with being Head Girl In addition the Robin s health is giving the doctors concern while Juliet is having problems of her own In these circumstances Jo has no choice but to grow up But there are also always the Middles and their misdeeds as they think up xploits that no one The Power Of A Choice elsever has Good believable characterization The only drawback is that there are a few rrors in continuity Highly recommended It took me awhile to get back into the mindset to njoy a plotless story that is just slices of life but once I got past the first fifty pages I couldn t put it down This one s a real mixed bag It got a bit slow in
The Middle But Thenmiddle but then up a good deal The focus was on Jo s time as head girl yet it didn t really do that focus justice I never really got a sense of what Jo was like as head we really only saw what she was like as a sister Destined for head girl ver since day one she s finally done it The Chalet School and Jo sees Joey assume the mantle of head girl She s not happy at the prospect and goes. Ot a responsibility she is looking forward to The lively antics of the Middle School are no.