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Beswitched by Kate Saunders


by Kate Saunders

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The premise as intriguing. A rather rude/spoiled girl is sent to boarding school and ends up attending said boarding school in the 1930s. However, the school itself was written rather unrealistically, the elements of witchcraft and other adult content were a bit much for a juvenile reader, and the characters were a bit one-dimensional. So I wanted to like this book, but I just couldn't. ( )
  EmilyRokicki | Feb 26, 2016 |
Terrific time travel book. I love these things. Very well done. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
On her way, reluctantly, to a boarding school in present-day England, Flora suddenly finds herself in 1935, the new girl at St. Winifred's, having been summoned via a magic spell by her new dormitory mates. ( )
  prkcs | Apr 6, 2012 |
Flora, a somewhat spoiled twelve-year-old, is angry to be sent to boarding school while her parents travel to Italy to see to her elderly grandmother. On the train to school, she passes out and wakes to find herself arriving at a different school--in 1935. Prickly at first, she eventually makes friends with her dorm mates, who cast the spell to bring her back in time. Although she reluctantly settles in at school, she still desperately wants to return home. But first she has something to accomplish in the past.

This is probably a better book than I give it credit for. The early parts were hitting my social-embarrassment twitches rather hard, but it was still enjoyable. ( )
  readinggeek451 | Feb 10, 2012 |
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When Flora Fox's parents send their daughter off to boarding school, they have no idea that the train will take her back to 1935. On the journey Flora has a strange dream. She wakes up without her laptop or her phone, wearing a hideous uniform with ridiculous bloomers underneath. She is a new girl at St Winifred's, where the rules are mad, the food horrible, and the hairiness of the teachers unbelievable. Her 21st century manners will not be tolerated at strict St Win's - how will she ever survive and find her wa back to her own time? But there is a special reason why Flora has been summoned to the past. It involves the tempestuous girl wh becomes her best friend, and will one day become her grandmother.... BESWITCHED is a wonderfully funny, classic story from a popular and very talented children's author.
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A magic spell has spun Flora into the past and she's mysteriously swapped lives with a schoolgirl in 1935.

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