Post by laylaandmixup13 on Oct 8, 2009 8:30:34 GMT -5
Okay, this might be kind of weird, but I feel like every book had a point, whether it was crap or not, (most subplots could be shorter though), if anything maybe I would switch around Claudia Kishi Live from WSTO and Claudia and the Sad Goodbye because, then if the WSTO plot was earlier, the BSC could think Claudia is hanging out with Ashley Wyeth earlier and trying to make Ashley, her BFF. Later in the series it is not as probable. Also I love Mimi. I would want her to stay around for the whole series, but I really love the mimi sick and dying story arc.
^^ Hahaha, no. I just thought it was a little boring. Okay, how about Mallory On Strike? ;-)
def. i don't know whether it was relevant or not, but mallory bugged the crap out of me in this one. she whines about not being treated maturely... well, running around this house in a freakin sandwich board isn't exactly high on the list of "mature things to do"... i think that it did show that, yeah, she'll ELEVEN, but... ugh. i haven't read it in forever, so it's fuzzy, but i think she really hurt claire's feelings in this one, didn't she?
i'll have to think on the other ones
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I think the problem in Mallory on Strike was more her parents than her siblings. They were basically treating her like a live-in nanny rather than an eleven-year-old daughter with her own life/responsibilties.
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Post by yourserendipity on Nov 18, 2009 22:49:29 GMT -5
^ I agree.
Some of the mysteries are pretty good as stand alone books (I'm thinking Kristy and the Missing Child) but I reckon they could have just put all of them in the regular series, they didn't need to be mysteries.
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On the flip side, it has the most incompetent police officers, teachers and parents.
^That is a good point, a lot of them didn't add to the series, they just were enjoyable. They probably could have put some of them in the regular series though, being the fact that the earlier books had some mysteries in them.
I would say most of the super specials weren't necessary to the series. The one exception would be Baby-Sitters Remember because that gave us some back story on everyone.
I think Here Comes The Bridesmaids, Aloha Babysitters and European Vacation would also be other exceptions. Here Comes The Bridesmaids would be an exception because Carol and Jack got married and because Carol gets pregnant with Jack's baby in California Diaries. Also, Aloha Babysitters and European Vacation are two other exceptions because the books in the regular series were prequels to the two super specials.