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Timid, eleven-year-old Dylis Rattenbury, afraid to cross the street without holding someone's hand, idolizes bold, free-spirited, indifferent Victoria Corcoran. When both are sent to boarding school, Dylis is miserable at being separated from her parents, while Victoria seems only concerned that boarding school does not provide room service. With their two roommates she foTimid, eleven-year-old Dylis Rattenbury, afraid to cross the street without holding someone's hand, idolizes bold, free-spirited, indifferent Victoria Corcoran. When both are sent to boarding school, Dylis is miserable at being separated from her parents, while Victoria seems only concerned that boarding school does not provide room service. With their two roommates she forms a secret club, ostensibly to ward off the "evil forces" in the school, but privately to help get herself expelled. "A boarding school story far from the old formula junior novel."—Children's Books"An unusual and entertaining novel, well told."—Publishers Weekly...

Title : Victoria
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ISBN : 9780440487623
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Victoria Reviews

  • Peacha
    2019-04-25 03:50

    If you love Harriet the Spy , you'll love this! The story is set in a boarding school and follows a group of girls lead by the crusty , arrogant Victoria who creates a secret organization ( the Victorians - modest isn't she? Well , in all truth it wasn't her idea. ) And with use of a mysterious black book Victoria relies on they attempt to change the hierarchy at school and improve their good fortune. But really it's also about shy Dilys , who is trying like mad to get a verbal affirmation out of Victoria that their friendship matters.

  • Michelle Waters
    2019-04-05 23:51

    I read this book as a young teen and then forgot about it until about 20-something years later when I ran across the word "hassock." I could picture Victoria's red hassock in my head, but couldn't remember why it was so familiar and attached to such a feeling of sadness as well. So I Googled the term and rediscovered this gem of a book. Read it for an entertaining and gut-wrenching journal through the life of a two young friends.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-27 02:06

    I first read this book as a kid--numerous times, actually. As an adult I've remembered it often for its interesting insight into female friendship. This is pre-Mean Girls take on girls, friendship, cruelty, compassion and more. As an adult, I still find the book to be a really good, slightly dark read. Maybe not as dark as my pre-adolescent brain remembered--but then again I can see why some of the friendship slights that happen here have haunted me for life.

  • Vickie
    2019-04-21 00:15

    This was one of my favorite books as a pre-teen. I loved the idea of the adventure of boarding school and the mysterious character of Victoria. I always thought I would have fallen over myself to be her friend too. I remember relating to the vulnerabilities of each of the girls' characters.