This book was so strange because Sam and Charlie, who as far as I can recall have never fought in the entire rest of the Baby-sitter's/Little Sister series, are at each other's throats throughout the whole thing. It's like someone who knew absolutely nothing about the characters wrote the book. The whole plot was far-fetched and strange too, and I really wish Karen would be less of a brat to Druscilla when she shows up in LS books.
"If you wore them, they would be goofy pom-pom socks. When I wear them, they will be stylish and fashionable pom-pom socks." -Pamela Harding
Post by lilafowler on Aug 24, 2010 15:30:42 GMT -5
I just realized this is the only LS I don't have in any form, so I went to Amazon to add a copy to my cart. I found this review:
3.0 out of 5 stars MY OPINION, March 23, 1998 By A Customer i THOUGHT THAT THIS BOOK WAS REALLY SCARY. I DON'T THINK THAT YOU SHOULD READ IT BEFORE YOU GO TO BED BECAUSE YOU MIGHT HAVE NIGHTMARES LIKE I DID. I AM GOING TO BE 13 THIS YEAR AND I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY SCARY SO I THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE READ BY PEOPLE AGED 20 AND OVER. AMANDA.
At last, my advanced age and love of the BSC are cooperating.
I thought Karen was a bit of a brat to Druscilla. So what if Druscilla want to be Cinderella on Halloween? It seemed a bit odd to read about Charlie and Sam fighting with each other since they usually got along.
Post by virgoscorpio on May 29, 2012 17:41:52 GMT -5
So it seemed like they were trying to say that either ghosts or Druscilla rigged all the doors with the ash buckets. I wonder why one of the kids in Charlie or Sam's class wasn't considered as a "suspect". Also, check out the picture of Sam and Charlie at the end of the book - it's HORRIBLE! Charlie looks like a hair thinning middle aged guy.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
What a very strange LS book! I finally got this from paperbackswap today and was hoping for a little better since it was the last (new to me) LS story. Scrounge, ITA with everything you said. Garbielle Charbonnet, the ghostwriter, has written some of my very favorite LS stories such as Unicorn, Sleigh Ride, and Cowboy. This one seemed like it was written by a ghostwriter for a ghostwriter. Also, we never even got to read about Sam or Charlie's classes decorating their rooms or really anyone else. I should say I'm not a fan of this type of haunted house, I don't like things jumping out at me and I also am not a joke or prank fan at all. When I read about "Homes for Families" (Organization that had bought this old house and was planning to use the money raised from the Haunted House to fix up the home for a family)I was so hoping that would be the subplot. Instead it was all about Karen being not very kind to Dru. My favorite part was the very beginning when Karen is pretending to be a leaf monster with Hannie. That reminds me of the scene in one of the BSC books when Karen and others are pretending to be "leaf chiefs." I don't remember what book that was right now but it was a cute scene. :)My favorite BSC Halloween will always be when Jamie and Jessi read Georgie's Halloween in "MA's Bad Luck Mystery."