✓ Beswitched☆ Author ☆ Kate Saunders contemporary – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Beswitched 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. Slowly, she realizes she has gone back in time! But why? Read Beswitched – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Now if I had encountered Kate Saunders 2010 school story Beswitched as a child in other words, if she had written this novel decades earlier when I was a child , I am almost one hundred percent certain that I would have simply and massively adored it, and that it would have received a glowing five star and favourite designation from me considering that Beswitched contains so many of my favourite pleasure reading themes a British boarding school story set not only in the present but actuall Now if I had encountered Kate Saunders 2010 school story Beswitched as a child in other words, if she had written this novel decades earlier when I was a child , I am almost one hundred percent certain that I would have simply and massively adored it, and that it would have received a glowing five star and favourite designation from me considering that Beswitched contains so many of my favourite pleasure reading themes a British boarding school story set not only in the present but actually mostly in the past, time travel, historical cultural information and topped off with an ending that is simply and utterly divine And even for me as an older adult, Beswitched has been an entertaining, amusing as well as at times ve...

  2. 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 c 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 schoo...

  3. Flora is not happy that her parents are sending her off to the posh Penrice academy so that they can go to Italy, collect her ailing grandmother, and install her in their home in Wimbledon, especially since her grandmother has always lead a profligate life and not really cared about Flora On the train to the school, Flora hears strange voices while she is sleeping and wakes up in 1935 Several roommates have found an old book of spells and summoned her Flora is evenunhappy about this Flora is not happy that her parents are sending her off to the posh Penrice academy so that they can go to Italy, collect her ailing grandmother, and install her in their home in Wimbledon, especially since her grandmother has always lead a profligate life and not really cared about Flora On the train to the school, Flora hears strange voices while she is sleeping and wakes up in 1935 Several roommates have found an old book of spells and summoned her Flora is evenunhappy about this turn of events, especially since she has never studied Latin and has to wear horrible clothes and use soap to wash her hair Her roommates help her navigate the strange and sometimes trying oddities of school li...

  4. My first reaction after reading this was that it was nothingthan a simple, but nice, story about a girl who learns a few things about family and friendship as she grows up a little too After I finished reading it and thinking about it a littlehowever, there were a few points that I have grievances with Mainly, it bothered me that the grandmother who, as a young mother, had left her son to run off with her artist lover who painted nude paintings of her to be hung in art galleries al My first reaction after reading this was that it was nothingthan a simple, but nice, story about a girl who learns a few things about family and friendship as she grows up a little too After I finished reading it and thinking about it a littlehowever, there were a few points that I have grievances with Mainly, it bothered me that the grandmother who, as a young mother, had left her son to run off with her artist lover who painted nude paintings of her to be hung in art galleries all over Europe was suddenly a wonderful person just because Flora realized she could be fun The whole bit about her being a terrible mother was completely overlooked because Flora had decided her grandmother was glamorous That really irked me There was no depth Possibly if the grandmother had had some other character flaw I could have overlooked it, but I don t feel like people change their minds about a mother who...

  5. While I enjoyed this a great deal, it really isn t as good as some of Saunders other stories Flora, a rather spoiled brat who I disliked in the beginning, gets sent 70 years into the past, before World War II has started, to go to the boarding school back there instead of the boarding school her parents were going to send her to while they went to take care of her paternal grandmother in Italy I thought Saunders took a risk, making the heroine so obnoxious in the beginning since I wonder how While I enjoyed this a great deal, it really isn t as good as some of Saunders other stories Flora, a rather spoiled brat who I disliked in the beginning, gets sent 70 years into the past, before World War II has started, to go to the boarding school back there instead of the boarding school her parents were going to send her to while they went to take care of her paternal grandmother in Italy I thought Saunders took a risk, making the heroine so obnoxious in the beginning since I wonder how many kept reading Flora is furious when she discovered that her roommates in the old time boarding school had done magic and brought her back to that time Especially since they hadn t a clue what to do to send her back to her own time How she becomes friends with her roommates and has adventures with them and how things sort themselves out is for you to read.It is a very pleasant story, with a clear moral but t...

  6. 12 year old Flora Mackenzie is incensed when her parents decide to send her off to boarding school Even though they reason it s a posh school where she ll have her own room and can call the teachers by their first names, Flora pitches a fit It s all her old bag of a Granny s fault If Granny hadn t fallen on a grape and broken her hip Flora s parents wouldn t have to rush off to Italy to help Granny or renovate their house in south London so Granny can come stay Horrid old Granny who never ha 12 year old Flora Mackenzie is incensed when her parents decide to send her off to boarding school Even though they reason it s a posh school where she ll have her own room and can call the teachers by their first names, Flora pitches a fit It s all her old bag of a Granny s fault If Granny hadn t fallen on a grape and broken her hip Flora s parents wouldn t have to rush off to Italy to help Granny or renovate their house in south London so Granny can come stay Horrid old Granny who never has a nice word to say about Flora or her friends On the train to her new school, Flora is jerked out of her sullens by a strange d...

  7. ITS NICE.IT ATTRACTS THE READER S ATTANTION WITH THE FLICK OF A PAGE

  8. Certainly a nice quick read for children It flies by at a good pace and is not very shallow or too easy to figure out the story Enjoyable.

  9. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My love for school stories is fairly blatant I m a sucker for the Chalet School and have spent many happy hours at St Clares and Malory Towers I even bought Wild Child on dvd just so I could check out how that boarding school compared So I was really happy to pick up Beswitched as it seemed to combine a lot of my loves plus I d heard a lot of positive things about in on various mailing lists Flora Fox, modern schoolgirl, is caught in a magic spell on the way to her lovely modern shiny boar My love for school stories is fairly blatant I m a sucker for the Chalet School and have spent many happy hours at St Clares and Malory Towers I even bought Wild Child on dvd just so I could check out how that boarding school compared So I was really happy to pick up Beswitched as it seemed to combine a lot of my loves plus I d heard a lot of positive things about in on various mailing lists Flora Fox, modern schoolgirl, is caught in a magic spell on th...

  10. The fourth star is for the surprise of liking it as much as I did It started out in a tedious manner, but in a good natured kind of way like when you groan about something that you don t really mind doing I think a part of that had to do with how realistically the author portrayed 12 year old girls British or not, the majority of pre adolescent girls are either super nice when they want to be, or super bratty when they don t want to be nice, both of which Saunders captured quite well.Some The fourth star is for the surprise of liking it as much as I did It started out in a tedious manner, but in a good natured kind of way like when you groan about something that you don t really mind doing I think a part of that had to do with how realistically the author portrayed 12 year old girls British or not, the majority of pre adolescent girls are either super nice when they want to be, or super bratty when they don t want to be nice, both of which Saunders captured quite well.Something else the author did well, intentionally or not, was throw a ...

  11. A fun YA story Am ordering kid gets summoned back to 1935 England where she isn t quite ready for boarding school life and wishes she had paidattention in history class The girls that did the summoning are completely shocked their one attempt at spell casting worked The question is WHY Why did it work and what is Flora meant to do Cleverly written Sweet, a quick read for anyone over about ten, but, heythat s okay I enjoyed it very much indeed and pass me a biscuit and a cuppa A fun YA story Am ordering kid gets summoned back to 1935 England where she isn t quite ready for boarding school life and wishes she had paidattention in history class The girls that did the summoni...

  12. I rather liked this it had some aspects I ve never seen in a time travel plot And the culture shock of a 1935 boarding school was very well done I guessed the big secret pretty early on, but still enjoyed watching it unfold.

  13. I enjoyed this story of Flora and her pals Well written and well edited This is the second book by M s Saunders I have read I ll read .

  14. PerfectThis book was a gift from a very sweet dear friend It is hard to describe this book So many people but each one just as important as the other The story was sweet and wonderful Thanks again my fellow book worm lifelong friend Anne PerfectThis book was a gift from a very sweet dea...

  15. Originally posted at Random Musings of a Bibliophile Beswitched by Kate Saunders has two elements I love a boarding school and magic It made it on to my TBR for that reason It moved its way to the top when it was shortlisted for this year s Cybils.Flora is a behaving like a spoiled brat at the beginning of the novel though in a way most MG readers will be able to identify with She does improve, but it took a little too long for me to ever really warm to her as a character The story is an in Originally posted at Random Musings of a Bibliophile Beswitched by Kate Saunders has two elements I love a boarding school and magic It made it on to my TBR for that reason It moved its way to the top when it was shortlisted for this year s Cybils.Flora is a behaving like a spoiled brat at the beginning of the novel though in a way most MG readers will be able to identify with She does improve, but it took a little too long for me to ever really warm to her as a character The story is an interesting one and I like the contrast between modern life and 1935 life The magic that pulls Flora to 1935 was performed by three of her classmates, fo...