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The Bewitching of Alison Allbright (Puffin Books) epub ebook

Author: Alan Davidson
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin titles distributed by Straw Hat Publishers (May 2, 1990)
Pages: 160 pages
ISBN: 0140325204
ISBN13: 978-0140325201
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 284
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Alison Allbright has very few friends.

Alison Allbright has very few friends. She keeps to herself, and never lets anyone come to her home because she is ashamed of the fact that she and her parents are poor.

The Bewitching of Alison Allbright (Paperback). Published May 2nd 1990 by Puffin Book. Paperback, 160 pages. Langholm, Alan Davidson (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 0140325204 (ISBN13: 9780140325201). The Bewitching of Alison Allbright (Paperback). Published August 1st 1991 by Puffin. ISBN: 014034943X (ISBN13: 9780140349436).

I don't really know what I was expecting from The Bewitching of Alison Allbright but what I got was this mysterious, makes-you-think story that I had to finish in one sitting.

There’s nothing quite like cold hard truths told by someone you respect to slap some sense into a person. Well-written, interesting and a great plot. I don't really know what I was expecting from The Bewitching of Alison Allbright but what I got was this mysterious, makes-you-think story that I had to finish in one sitting. Alison Allbright is selfish and shallow. You would think that would have dissuaded me from reading this book but I could understand her naivety of wanting so much more than she has especially at her age.

In her imagination, Alison is pretty, charming and rich instead of drab and shy, but her game of make-believe takes a sinister turn when she meets Mrs. Considine.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. In her imagination, Alison is pretty, charming and rich instead of drab and shy, but her game of make-believe takes a sinister turn when she meets Mrs.

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Author:Davidson, Alan. million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. See all 2 pre-owned listings. Alison Allbright is a shy, morose girl who is intensely jealous of all the good times her classmates have but she cant join in because her parents are so hard up. Then Mrs Considine appears, spinning her amazing web of fantasy and creating ather life for Alison. Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN-10.

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This is the tale of a girl who is intensely jealous of all the good times her classmates have but who cannot share them because her parents are not very well off. After a series of bizarre events, she experiences life with a rich mother but returns to her old life knowing that money was not the answer to all her problems. "The Bewitching of Alison Allbright" has been the subject of a mini- dramatization by The Book Tower. Alan Davidson wrote his first four books under the pen-name A.D. Langholm. He has also written a series of "Annabel" books.
Reviews (7)
Opithris
I don't really know what I was expecting from The Bewitching of Alison Allbright but what I got was this mysterious, makes-you-think story that I had to finish in one sitting.

Alison Allbright is selfish and shallow. You would think that would have dissuaded me from reading this book but I could understand her naivety of wanting so much more than she has especially at her age. I can see that part of her personality turning some people off especially as the story progresses but there was something so mesmerizing about what was going on in the story that it didn't bother me. There was also a balance to Alison's personality. She was pretty shy and down on herself. I can understand shy so I felt like I could understand Alison in some small degree.

I wasn't always sure about what was up with Alison and Mrs. Condisine - this rich woman who just shows up in Alison's life. I had like three theories going on at once. After a while it was clear which theory won out but there were these layers to Mrs. Condisine that kept on being brought up. There were a lot of "what the?" moments because things... they get intense. I could not honestly say how this story was going to end. It was always up in the air and I'm thinking towards the end "Is this going to end like I think it is because if it does then wow!"

Alison Allbright and her story has many layers to it so I was never bored. I was always fascinated by what on Earth was going to be revealed next or how was everything going to end. It would have been great if this short story was longer however, The Bewitching of Alison Allbright didn't feel too short at all while I was reading it. It felt like a complete story that had me guessing the whole time.

Billy Granson
What's with the surfboard on the cover? Alison can barely swim. Its relevant to the plot. Most of the action takes place at a swampy lake so shallow she assumes she can walk across. There is one mention of "body boards" in the book, and she doesn't ride it, or hold it. I recommend you read some reviews rather than choosing on the basis of the cover.
This book doesn't work for me because I never get to like the main character. Alison is sullen, complaining, unappreciative, indecisive. She barely takes any responsibility for her life and feels a sense of entitlement. Alison is in many ways a prop rather than a character. The manipulations of others are what drives most of the plot. I just don't like her.
Alison does little to redeem herself from these qualities. She runs away from home twice, and then runs away from having run away, but doesn't take positive efforts. Sudden wealth, and someone else chooses gifts for her family members.
Alison's family gets unexpected money at the end of the story, not a huge amount. Alison thinks the issue through from her own standpoint. She does not want tainted money, gives it to charity. She does not see an opportunity to repay her parents, recognize her brother and the friend who helped save her. She doesn't think to mend fences. Charity may sound like she has learned to think of others, but in context it seems like she is still ignoring those closest to her.
I find her decision making more elementary school than middle school. Alison reacts rather than plans. She has trouble reconsidering decisions. Developmentally she seems more like a ten year old than a twelve year old. I would character uninteresting, to simplistic, to children older than twelve.

Qusicam
Surprised to like it as much as I did.
Well written with a good plot and characters.
I have read reviews where young readers did not like Alison finding her an unsympathetic character, but I didn't see her in terms of being nice or not nice-rather more a lesson. And there are many people who judge others and themselves by how wealthy they are.

Alison is poor and is in a school with very wealthy students. The contrast is hard for her. She is unable, because of her family's dull lifestyle and cramped house, to appreciate what she does have. What she has is loving parents, a dad who does work, and a very intelligent and nice brother. The brother is what is called a swot or nerd. He also doesn't need or want a social life like she does.
In an interesting turn of events, she is offered the chance to live a different life-one where those wealthy students will envy her.
Read it and see what happens and meet more interesting characters in this different and suspenseful book.

DrayLOVE
This is a morbidly fascinating tale.

Alison doesn't like the fact that she comes from a poor family. She dreams of being rich and travelling the world. She longs to make the kids at school feel jealous and wish to be her.

She sees her dreams coming true when Mrs. Considine notices her. She is shown all of the wonderful things that can happen with money. She is taken to Italy, she is given a nice wardrobe to wear, she is taught how to speak and act. She sees the positive, but not the flip side to the wealth and lifestyle.

This book took a few twists and turns. I could see many of them coming. I could see how a young girl could be caught up in the moment and let life get out of hand. I could see how she made some of her decisions.

While I could see how decisions were reached, I didn't like them. I didn't like the feel of the story. As I stated in the opening sentence it's fascinating. It's like a train wreck, you can see it coming, but for some reason you can't take your mind or your eyes away.

The book is written well. The author's pacing is excellent. I liked that Alison learns some very important lessons about life and friendship.

I wouldn't recommend this book to younger readers. It's a little dark and gloomy. The book is very clean, it's just the feeling that you are left with at the end that may be more than a younger reader could handle.

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