The Naughtiest Girl Again
by Enid Blyton, Max Schindler (Illustrator)
Elizabeth is back at school in this second book in the series, and she is determined to have a great semester, follow the rules, and make friends. But her reputation as the naughtiest girl in school still follows her, and her temper still gets the better of her from time to time. When Elizabeth catches Robert bullying the younger students, she flies into a rage and gets both of them into trouble. Will she ever learn to control her temper and earn the respect of her classmates?
I really liked the continuing character development for Elizabeth in this book. She has a very strong sense of justice. She is talented and strong-willed, and her teachers and classmates love that about her. But she can’t control her wild impulses, and they gently teach her to manage those wayward emotions.
I love the simple, old-fashioned writing style, and the sweet characters. The plot is delightful and funny!
Some of the side characters don’t really act in believable ways though. In certain situations, they react in ideal ways, instead of realistic ways. It’s like basic human nature just got thrown out the window. But for the most part that didn’t bother me too much. The story is just so charming that I didn’t mind a few perfectly perfect characters.