The first book of the saga remains my favorite but this one was better than the 2nd one. This one has several elements in common with the first book, like, for example, Elizabeth gets in trouble and no one wants to be her friend. There are 4 new kids too: Arabella, who is vain; Rosemary, a shy girl; Martin, who has no friends, and Julian, funny and intelligent. The one thing I missed was Joan as Elizabeth's best friend. She barely appears in the story. But Elizabeth continues being naughty even if she doesn't want too, and that is why the book is enjoyable.