Title: First Term At Malory Towers
Author: Enid Blyton
Main Characters: Darrell Rivers, Mr. & Mrs. Rivers, Sally Hope, Mr. & Mrs. Hope, Gwendoline, Mrs. Lacey, Alicia, Betty and Mary-Loe.
Description of one of the main characters: Gwendoline is a student who leads a sheltered life, who is arrogant and jealous of others. She hates Darrell, Sally and Mary-Loe. She does pranks and put the blame on Darrell. Once she smashes Mary-Loe’s favourite fountain pen and blames Darrell Rivers for the mistake. She never asks sorry to anyone for her mistakes.
Whom I like and Why: I like Alicia because she is talkative, smart and clever. She is good at swimming and other sports. I like her smart mischief which she plans carefully. She is good and a loyal friend of Betty.
Whom I dislike and Why: Mary-Loe is so afraid of things and is a coward. She is fit for nothing. She takes no interest in sports. She is afraid of water and sometimes talks rude to people. Hence I dislike Mary-Loe.
Setting/Theme of the story: Darrell Rivers joins a new boarding school, The Malory Towers. There are two more new girls, Sally and Gwendoline. Sally is a quiet, serious girl with twinkling eyes. As for Gwendoline, she is a pampered child with long golden hair and brown curious eyes. Malory Towers is huge and fantastic. The pranks done by Darrell and her friends make up the story First Term At Malory Towers.
The Part I enjoyed the most: I enjoyed one of the pranks done by Alicia and Betty by acting like a deaf hearing everything wrong. For example, if someone says cold, they heard it as gold. They act like deaf during Mam Zelle Dupont’s French class.
A different ending: Gwendoline goes to another school suggested by her governess. Darrell thinks she would get spoiled more. Darell is good at swimming and both Sally and Darrell become thick friends. It is all happiness again. But now they cans no more play any tricks at Mam Zelle Dupont’s class. It is all fine once again at Malory Towers.