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Charlotte Sometimes❰PDF❯ ✓ Charlotte Sometimes Author Penelope Farmer – Varanus.us After Charlotte s first night at boarding school, the view from the window has changed and the girl in the next bed is not the girl who was there last night She is a stranger who calls Charlotte Clare After Charlotte s first night at boarding school, the view from the window has changed and the girl in the next bed is not the girl who was there last night She is a stranger who calls Charlotte Clare and says she s her sister.

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  1. says:

    I will fully admit that I didn t discover this book in the traditional way.I have to admit to being a HUGE fan of the Cure Yup That s 80 s quasi gothy band, lead by Robert Smith What can I say, I ve always liked boys in makeup.One of my favorite songs by the Cure was always Charlotte Sometimes I didn t have a clue that the song title was taken from a book, and that lines from the book were used in the song, as well as in the song The Empty WorldShe talked about the armies, that marched ins I will fully admit that I didn t discover this book in the traditional way.I have to admit to being a HUGE fan of the Cure Yup That s 80 s quasi gothy band, lead by Robert Smith What can I say, I ve always liked boys in makeup.One of my favorite songs by the Cure was always Charlotte Sometimes I didn t have a clue that the song title was taken from a book, and that lines from the book were used in the song, as well as in the song The Empty WorldShe talked about the armies, that marched inside her head .I had just graduated from high school, and was working at a Girl Scout summer camp in Vermont They had a large building with a stage that had the back wall covered in bookshelves It was a rainy day so the councilors were letting the kids run amok in the building Me, being bored to tears by the rain and driven crazy by the kids running amok decided to check out the bookshelves.The title Charlotte Sometimes caught my eye and grabbed the book to read in my tent later.Once I read the book, and fell in love with it, I had to get my own copy so I could share it with all of my Cure loving friends It s still one of my favorite books, and it still puts me in the mood to listen to the Cure


  2. says:

    Charlotte Makepeace starts at boarding school, I am guessing sometime in the 1950s To add to her troubles of fitting in at a new school, she finds that she is changing places on alternate days with a girl who was alive during the first world war Charlotte is confused and starts to wonder who she really is.This is a beautifully written book, very thoughtful and philosophical I am very sorry not to have read it as a child, but hugely enjoyed reading it aloud to my daughter and discussing the st Charlotte Makepeace starts at boarding school, I am guessing sometime in the 1950s To add to her troubles of fitting in at a new school, she finds that she is changing places on alternate days with a girl who was alive during the first world war Charlotte is confused and starts to wonder who she really is.This is a beautifully written book, very thoughtful and philosophical I am very sorry not to have read it as a child, but hugely enjoyed reading it aloud to my daughter and discussing the story s ideas Although we have read many books about children in World War II, this was the first we had read about the first war and felt this was sensitively written, describing the family devastated by the loss of their son, and how he had always dreampt of the glory of war and found the reality much different The story takes some interesting twists and turns, and gives you lots to think about


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    Great fun I d have adored this when I was 9, 10, 11 My 10 year old self gives this 5 full stars If I wasn t so in touch with my 10 year old self, I might have given this only 4 stars, but it s a completely delightful and smart story.It s very suspenseful It s a fun meld of speculative fiction and historical fiction Some aspects are ingenious It was fun to try to figure out who one particular character was.Charlotte is a wonderful character, and I was particularly fond of Emily The mostly Great fun I d have adored this when I was 9, 10, 11 My 10 year old self gives this 5 full stars If I wasn t so in touch with my 10 year old self, I might have given this only 4 stars, but it s a completely delightful and smart story.It s very suspenseful It s a fun meld of speculative fiction and historical fiction Some aspects are ingenious It was fun to try to figure out who one particular character was.Charlotte is a wonderful character, and I was particularly fond of Emily The mostly absent Clare was fascinating too As a kid I would have loved putting myself in Charlotte s place and in Emily s place, and it was interesting even now Wonderful story of one s identity and exactly what that means, of boarding school, of details about WWI and the late 1950s too This is a skillfully told story, compelling from beginning to end, and very touching throughout.When I was a kid I used to love this author s book The Summer Birds I m so glad I read this one for the Goodreads group A Thrilling Term at Goodreads The Girls School Story Group


  4. says:

    I would have loved this book to bits when I was ten years old It has so many good things in it time travel, boarding school, some nice historical facts , possibly a few ghosts..all good fun Reading it now though it is quite clearly a children s book not YA and as such is a little bland and lacking in real action So for me this was an excellent children s book, well written and entertaining although of course also old fashioned.


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    I never heard of Penelope Farmer prior to reading Charlotte Sometimes, but now I want to track down all her books and read them Charlotte Sometimes is her most famous novel and even has a song based on it by The Cure Charlotte Makepeace is sent to an English boarding school in 1958 Every other day she wakes up to find that it is 1918 and everyone thinks she is Clare Mobley even Clare s sister Emily When Charlotte as Clare is sent to board with a family in town, she becomes trapped in 191 I never heard of Penelope Farmer prior to reading Charlotte Sometimes, but now I want to track down all her books and read them Charlotte Sometimes is her most famous novel and even has a song based on it by The Cure Charlotte Makepeace is sent to an English boarding school in 1958 Every other day she wakes up to find that it is 1918 and everyone thinks she is Clare Mobley even Clare s sister Emily When Charlotte as Clare is sent to board with a family in town, she becomes trapped in 1918 World War I is an important part of the book Charlotte Clare stays with a family that has lost their only son in the war Charlotte sees the wounded soldiers returning from the war, the prejudice and cruelty of the boarding school girls toward a student that is half German, spies on a s ance that her boarding family holds hoping to contact their dead son and celebrates Armistice Day I m attaching a link to a video of The Cure s song Charlotte Sometimes The first part of the video reminds me of the creepy front cover of the book.https www.youtube.com watch v Wih15


  6. says:

    A wonderful and unusual time travel story Another one that I missed as a child and was glad to find as an adult.


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    I ve recently read Charlotte Sometimes if for no other reason than to compare The Cure lyrics of their classic song Charlotte Sometimes to parts of the children s fantasy This is what I learned and it s very interesting Spoiler Alter All the faces, All the voices blurChange to one face, Change to one voiceFirst sentence By bedtime all the faces, the voices, had blurred for Charlotte to one face, one voice Prepare yourself for bedSecond sentence She prepared herself for bed TheI ve recently read Charlotte Sometimes if for no other reason than to compare The Cure lyrics of their classic song Charlotte Sometimes to parts of the children s fantasy This is what I learned and it s very interesting Spoiler Alter All the faces, All the voices blurChange to one face, Change to one voiceFirst sentence By bedtime all the faces, the voices, had blurred for Charlotte to one face, one voice Prepare yourself for bedSecond sentence She prepared herself for bed The light seems bright, And glares on white wallsBook 2nd paragraph, 6th sentence The light seemed to bright for them, glaring on white walls All the sounds ofBook 4th paragraph, 4th sentence All the sounds about her Charlotte sometimesInto the night withCharlotte sometimesBook 5th paragraph, 1st sentence She must have slept at last Night after night she lay alone in bedHer eyes so open to the darkPart II, chapter 4, 1st sentence Night after night, Charlotte lay in bed with her eyes open to the dark The streets all looked so strangeThey seemed so far awayBut Charlotte did not cryPart II, chapter 4, paragraph 15, 1st sentence The streets looked strange The people seemed so closePlaying expressionless gamesPart II, chapter 2, paragraph 24, 3rd sentence Charlotte, on the other hand, became absorbed, concentrating wholly on her fingers easing The people seemed so closeSo many other namesPart II, chapter 2, paragraph 37 Good night, Mr Chisel Brown, she said with almost a curtsy Good night, Mrs Chisel Brown Good night, Miss Agnes Chisel Brown Good night, cat Good night, dog When all the other people dance Reference to school danceExpressionless the trance Reference to s ance So many different names Reference to names of Brown familyThe sounds all stay the same Reference to airplane sounds overheadOn a different world Past where Charlotte travels On that bleak track See the sun is gone again The tears were pouring down her faceShe was crying and crying for a girlWho died so many years before Part III, chapter 2, paragraph 53, 1st sentence On that bleak track, the sun almost gone again, tears were pouring down her face She was crying and crying for a girl for a girl who had diedthan 40 years before Charlotte sometimes crying for herselfPart III, chapter 7, paragraph 13, last sentence She began crying bitterly, could not stop Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herselfPart III, chapter 7, paragraph 10, 1st sentence She dreamed she stood below the picture, The Mark of the Beast, and there were soldiers all around her in red uniforms, stiff as toys but tall as men There were dolls, too, like Miss Agnes s doll, as tall as the soldiersGlass sealed and prettyPart III, chapter 7, paragraph 15, 4th sentence And when she looked at the wall at the picture glass, it looked quite empty, as if a mirror hung there, not a picture at all.Two other songs by The Cure, Splintered in Her Head and The Empty World, are based on Charlotte Sometimes You can check out my analysis of those lyrics on my blog www.AndrewBarger.blogspot.com Thanks


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 4.5 STARSPenelope Farmer is an author who captured the mysterious emotions of children, their uneasy relationships, and the sometimes terrifying awareness of their encompassing worlds Ruth Hill Viguers, Horn Book Charlotte Sometimes is an intensely thoughtful, emotional story about Charlotte Makepeace, a young teenager attending boarding school in about 1950 in the English countryside When she falls asleep in her new dormitory, in a strange bed with wheels, she awakens to find herself i 4.5 STARSPenelope Farmer is an author who captured the mysterious emotions of children, their uneasy relationships, and the sometimes terrifying awareness of their encompassing worlds Ruth Hill Viguers, Horn Book Charlotte Sometimes is an intensely thoughtful, emotional story about Charlotte Makepeace, a young teenager attending boarding school in about 1950 in the English countryside When she falls asleep in her new dormitory, in a strange bed with wheels, she awakens to find herself in the autumn of 1918, in the same dormitory, in the last months of WWI She learns that she has traded places with someone called Clare Moby As Clare and Charlotte sleep, they trade places, back and forth between the times They are ostensibly so alike that no one notices they are not the same person Clare thinks of keeping a journal so they can communicate with one another She also urges Charlotte to be kind to Clare s younger sister, Emily But Emily is keenly observant, and soon realizes that the Clare who sometimes awakens in the bed is not her sister Clare Emily helps Charlotte make sense of the world in 1918, and they form a strong bond when, after the school dorms are used to house influenza victims, the Moby girls are sent to stay with the Chisel Browns Mr and Mrs Chisel Brown are coping poorly, and in diverse ways with the recent death of their son, who was killed on the front Their spinster daughter Agnes, however, takes to Emily and Charlotte and helps make their time therepleasant Yet, being away from the dorm at the school means that Charlotte and Clare can no longer switch places Charlotte goes from being Charlotte sometimes to being Clare all the time Will Charlotte ever get back to her own time, and to being herself It is very difficult for me to write a review of this book I loved so many things about it It is written in such a thoughtful, engaging and lovely way The prose is never too complex, but it does a fine job conveying a sense of atmosphere, era, and the essence of the characters I especially appreciated Charlotte s introspective nature, her internal battle to remain Charlotte, to find courage, and to understand bravery And her external battle to keep Emily happy, to be kind and good, and to understand the world she found herself so strangely thrust into I am not sure this is the sort of story that will appeal to many young readers these days, unfortunately It is was, sadly, out of print but I understand it has recently been reprinted and I hope those readers, young and old, who seek a thoughtful and engaging story will seek it out I think it might appeal to fans of L M Montgomery, who enjoy introspective heroines and this era in history.This is apparently one of three books about Charlotte and her sister Emma in the Avery Hall series the other two being The Summer Birdsand Emma in Winter I have not read the other books and do not feel my appreciation suffered in consequence I think it could be read as a stand alone.Those looking for other thoughtful time travel stories about a girl transported to an earlier time of war might also like The Root Cellar Canadian girl, transported to the Civil War January selection with Girls School Story Group


  9. says:

    I enjoyed every single page A story which plays the time slip genre with great maturity A story of a young girl finding her identity by losing it The relationship between Charlotte and Emily was so intense I m really moved by the sense of change and loss.


  10. says:

    Time travel and boarding school how can you beat it My friend Ellen tells me that the Cure has a song called Charlotte Sometimes based on this book How very odd

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