From the first day of school, when Felicity Doll tricks Priscilla out of the desk Priscilla had first, the two are natural enemies. As Priscilla's sister is quick to point out, Felicity is "a real snake"--she gets not only the desk but Priscilla's new pencil case, lunch box, and sweater. Priscilla tries to learn to stand up for herself--she does recoup all her original losses--but it's an uphill battle against her beruffled, persistent opponent; and the week when Felicity insists on being her best friend turns out to be the most difficult of all. In a bracing alternative to the usual outcome, Felicity remains an enemy. It's obvious that her problems are real and longstanding, but--realistically--they're not resolved here. Priscilla, on the other hand, manages both to cope and to stay nice. A fine early chapter book, with many rewardingly funny moments. Illustrations not seen.