"I am NOT going to Charm School...." But Bonny’s mother needs her to take a one-day class and Charm School is all there is. Can Bonny cope with listening to Mrs Opalene’s Handy Hints (like “how to bleach your elbows”!)? And what about the other girls — the awful, self-obsessed little princesses who really want to win the “Glistering Tiara.” After Bonny’s day there, Charm School will never be the same again....
This is a fast and funny look at the pressures facing young girls to conform to fashion - and how they can be avoided - told in a gripping witty style from award winning author Anne Fine.
"When Bonny is made to attend charm school, her worst fears are realized, but the experience also brings out her creative side. Prunella Scales, of "Fawlty Towers" fame, does a delightful job introducing each of the girls, as well as their upbeat teacher. As the girls compete for the "glistering" tiara, the potential pitfalls of girls' behavior at this age emerge as the girls are overly critical of each other and themselves. Weight, food, and clothing are everything while the fun things in life are overlooked--until Bonny shakes things up. This is an excellent choice for girls as they navigate adolescence." (AudioFile)
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