Post by starlett2010 on Dec 23, 2008 3:29:20 GMT -5
This book was pretty awesome. It was so cool to see Mary Anne sneaking out and acting all angsty and going to a party...all stuff I used to do! I like this book because of all the drama and seeing Cokie get burned was great because she really deserved it! This book sort of reminds me of the party scene in She's All That where Rachel Leigh Cooks character stands up to the mean girl at the party (and it doesn't hurt that RLC played MA in the movie, hence the connections in my mind!).
This is one of my favorites--sooo many good moments. And of course I love the cary/ma stuff and the sneaking out. It also sheds new light on Woody Jefferson, formerly a sort of "stock cardboard SMS character."
"You may not believe this, but I was good at acting evil."--Karen Brewer
I loved this one! I enjoyed seeing MA being a complete biatch when her dad started overprotecting her again. I really loved that she had the balls to sneak out. I enjoyed the party and seeing someone finally put Cokie in her place. I also did like that Logan was going out with someone else, otherwise I would have pictured him pining away.
Post by sparklymouse on Dec 7, 2011 13:54:51 GMT -5
I actually knew someone (an adult woman, lol) who did the magazine subscription thing to a neighbor she didn't like. I don't know how she got caught, but she did and got into legal trouble for some sort of mail fraud. I wouldn't recommend anyone trying it!
I just didn't like how bitter Mary Anne was towards everything. Like in the movie theater with Kristy. I don't get what the point of complaining about where Kristy sat was when MA just picked the same seats anyway.
I loved all the long lost characters that popped up again. Thanks, Nola.
Post by mallorypike on Oct 26, 2013 19:13:53 GMT -5
Mary Anne's Revenge is my favorite Friends Forever book. It's my favorite FF book because Mary Anne is "rebelling" (nah, she was just being the typical teenage girl), Mary Anne finally teaches Cokie a lesson, it brings back the long lost characters, and it was pretty funny. The book was very realistic, too. Most teenage girls are bitter and moody even if they are the shyest, quietest, and most sensitive people in the world. I'm very, very shy and very, very quiet (maybe even more shy and quiet than Mary Anne!) and I'm SO sensitive yet I'm very moody.
My favorite parts of the book are Mary Anne and Kristy's revenge lists, Mary Anne saying "whatever" for the first time, Mary Anne talking back to Richard and getting grounded (the members of the BSC never get grounded, do they?), Mary Anne and Cary meeting after school and coming up with revenge (the magazine subscription thing was pretty clever), Mary Anne shutting Cokie up after school during the yearbook meeting, Mary Anne sneaking out, Mary Anne standing up to Cokie at the party, Mary Anne dancing with Cary (I think they make a good couple), Mary Anne and Logan having a talk in the hallway and Mary Anne found out that Logan was seeing another girl, and Sharon forcing Mary Anne and Richard to have a talk. There are more parts I love but I will have to reread the book.
~The Babysitters Club. I'm proud to say it was totally my idea, even though the four of us worked it out together~Kristy's Great Idea
I thought that the ending was somewhat anticlimactic; I was expecting a little more than Mary Anne just telling Cokie she's mean in front of other people at a party. I would have actually enjoyed some of the petty pranks.
I was totally expecting Mary Anne to win a superlative in the end (something like "Nicest Friend"), so I'm glad she didn't!
"This is what us sitters like about Mallory. She is totally levelheaded." - Claudia, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye
I think both amusing and believable (and for me also relatable) for Mary Anne to be more grumpy and snarky (although there were a few excesses, notably Mary Anne thinking about using dead rats and that Cokie's parents were nice so maybe she was switched at birth).
The whole group being pretty vengeful against Cokie was both pretty justified by the story and fun. There were also some amusing contrasts with or trying to fit with the more goody-goody style of the series before and in general (Mary Anne wondering how Cokie has time to do homework, Kristy not-recommending sneaking out but saying it's not hard).
The conclusion, Mary Anne just publicly calling out Cokie for being mean, was OK but underwhelming, disappointing that Cary didn't play a bigger role or had better ideas either planned for or done at the party.