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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Fresh from a London comprehensive, Rebecca Mason is plunged into life at Trebizon, the famous boarding school for girls. Lonely and anxious to prove herself, Rebecca decides to write something for the school magazine.
But the piece that appears is not the one she intended and she unwittingly triggers a row which rocks the school. It's a good thing Rebecca has some new frie Fresh from a London comprehensive, Rebecca Mason is plunged into life at Trebizon, the famous boarding school for girls. It's a good thing Rebecca has some new friends on her side! Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published by Puffin Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of First Term at Trebizon. Will she ever make friends? Then, unwittingly, Rebecca sparks off a row that rocks the school and she finds that her new friends - Tish Anderson and Sue Murdoch, amongst others - are all on her side. The teachers come across as human beings, the dastardly deed is nicely set up, Exton makes a decent villain and her promise to get revenge is, I hope, played out in one of the later books - there are fourteen in the series and along with an ending that celebrates friendship, this has a lot to like.
I really quite enjoyed it. Feb 03, Robin Stevens rated it it was amazing. An absolute hug of a book, this is school storytelling at its warm, delightful, comforting best. View 2 comments. Apr 09, T. Somehow there is something warm and fuzzy about the friendships that form at a boarding school and the school activities have a certain charm.
Also the conflicts in the stories and the problems facing the characters, while it seems serious within the world of the characters, has an nonthreatening innocent feel to the adult reader faced with more serious problems of the real world. So I have been on the look out for boarding school stories similar to Blyton's Mallory Towers and St. Clares series.. I was a bit sceptical about this author, as I was not a big fan of her extension to the Naughtiest Girl in School series. But finally decided to pick up one of her books.
I actually liked it. She is an author of a different era. She is able to do more justice with her own characters in her own world set in her own time. This one as the name suggests is the first book of the series.
It starts with a new girl trying to settle at a school. This is something I relate to a lot having been the eternal new boy changing schools every 3 years. The story has a general Enid Blyton feel to it. However the story is much simpler and shorter than Blyton's stories.
There were just 4 main characters and one major and one minor conflict. Also all the fun and humor was not there. Nor the mouth watering descriptions of food. I know I am not doing justice to an author by comparing with another author over what is missing. But still I long for these elements in boarding school stories. What was there is a bit more contemporary settings. I mean it is still old. Was published before I was born.
But more contemporary than the others I have mentioned. I still liked the overall feel of the book and have placed an order for the second book of the series. Feb 14, Andrea rated it liked it Shelves: childrens , ss , british , schooldays. First in an apparently popular series that I'd not heard of before - boarding school stories set in the 70s which gives them a very different tone to the much earlier ones. Short, engaging, without being urgently compelling or transformative - though no doubt it would be much more interesting to young teens.
With her parents off to work in Saudi Arabia, Rebecca is off to a boarding school for the first time ever, starting in the second year of high school after all the others in her year have First in an apparently popular series that I'd not heard of before - boarding school stories set in the 70s which gives them a very different tone to the much earlier ones. With her parents off to work in Saudi Arabia, Rebecca is off to a boarding school for the first time ever, starting in the second year of high school after all the others in her year have had a chance to already get to know each other.
Rebecca is a literate girl with a desire to scribble poetry. There are familiar notes - the early friend who is not, the desire to not seem pushing or overeager, the retreat into solitude after mildly mucking up in the friend department, and the dramatic and compelling injustice.
Digby doesn't milk the compelling injustice, not giving Rebecca a chance to be a complete social pariah, and issues are cleared up relatively quickly. On the whole I think I prefer that to chapters of angst. Nice, light, and entertaining. Will continue the series for at least another book.
It's just the best boarding school series, truly. I'll never grow tired of Trebizon and its marvellous details - cocoa time, copying things on best paper, making friends, paying for a glossy school magazine out of your pocket money. So many things that bring me back to my childhood and yet are even better than what I ever experienced. Lovely stuff.
Reread in December As cosy as ever. Love this series so much. R reread in December Reread in February I can't believe I haven't reread these last year. It's good to go back to Trebizon, it's such a comforting world. I absolutely love the school magazine details in this.
October This was so nice! I was craving a boarding school story and this met my needs beautifully. The characters are well fleshed-out for this type of novel, the friendships are really good and the plot was gripping.
I really enjoyed reading about The Trebizon Journal and the girls' creativity and drive was inspiring. Tish was my favourite character. I'm so happy I found this series, it's exactly the kind of school adventure I was looking for.
View 1 comment. Sep 20, Nicolle rated it liked it. I had read a few of the Trebizon books when I was a girl and loved the boarding school experience and friendships in the books. Reading Harry Potter another boarding school in a sense made me want to revisit the series, and I recently bought the books I was missing to complete my collectIon. I love books set in boarding schools. I grew up reading the Malory Towers and the Chalet school books and while I was aware of the Trebizon books I don't think I ever read one.
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