In Truth About Stacey, I saw some foreshadowing to the fight in the next book. Mrs. Newton calls and Claud takes the job without offering it to anyone, which is some of where the “job hogging” thing comes from later, I think. I never noticed this before but when I read it this time, I picked right up on it.
Post by fluffycakes on Feb 10, 2008 14:45:56 GMT -5
^ I picked up on that too, it also took me a while to catch. It helps when you read the books in order.
I think Shannon having extra time to baby-sit and wanting to get to know the girls better in #61 (Jessi and the Awful Secret) was forshadowing Dawn going back to California and Shannon taking her place. Dawn being jealous of Mary Anne's relationship with her father, and them getting to spend time together in #60 may have also been forshadowing for her move (that or I'm reading into these books way too much! ;D).
^ I never considered those but I think you're right. I notice the most foreshadowing with Stacey's Emergency. I like that, though, because it emphasizes the negatives of her diabetes, something I think the books don't always do enough of (especially the later ones)
I’ve noticed there seems to be a lot more foreshadowing (or maybe I just see it more ;D) in the early books, especially the ones that AMM writes herself. I wonder if this comes from the consistency of one writer or from her having several books planned ahead of time. I notice, especially, lots of foreshadowing for Emily’s adoption and Stacey’s Emergency. Also some for Mimi’s death and Stacey’s parents divorce.
Post by m0drnmoonlight on May 10, 2008 16:53:26 GMT -5
I don't know if this really counts, but there's a TON of foreshadowing in Little Miss Stoneybrook throughout it, so you pretty much can tell how the story's going to end before the pageant even starts lol.
When Myriah asks her mom if she can be in the pageant, Mrs. Perkins says yes, but gives Myriah a lecture about it. She says that she hopes Myriah will have fun doing it, and they'll be proud of her no matter the outcome, but to keep in mind that there's plenty of girls who will be in the pageant who won't be doing this for fun, and look at it as their profession. Since this is the book where we're introduced to the Incredible Aging Sabrina Bouvier, this is pretty much the intro for her lol.
You also have Margo freaking out all of a sudden the morning of the pageant, which leads up to her blanking and not answering her question onstage. Charlotte also says before the show "I wish I never agreed to do this" and we all know how that turned out.
What about in "Island Adventure" when Jessi's Aunt Cecelia shows up to help her out when Becca and company get stranded on the island? Do you think that's foreshadowing Aunt Cecelia moving in to help out when Mrs. Ramsey gets a job in "Jessi's Baby-sitter"?
Post by sarahsmile416 on May 10, 2008 17:46:05 GMT -5
I've seen alot of discussion regarding the foreshadowing leading up to "Stacey's Emergency" and I just remembered the later description of Stacey's diabetes (by Stacey herself) as a "brittle diabetic"...when did this start? Post Stacey's Emergency? Also, did it continue into the later books (post 100)...?
Post by lionessblack on May 10, 2008 19:12:30 GMT -5
I feel like it would have been mentioned in The Truth About Stacey, but I might be mistaken, I haven't read that one in a while. However, I know it was mentioned in Stacey's chapters in The Baby-Sitter's Remember, but that was written after Stacey's Emergency. So. I'm totally not helpful.
Post by Penny Lane on May 10, 2008 20:25:41 GMT -5
I can't be sure, but I think that the term "brittle diabetic" is only mentioned in "Stacey's Emergency". She mentioned before that book how she'd had her insulin levels adjusted and how she was feeling extra tired, but "brittle diabetic" never showed up prior. I know it wasn't in Truth About Stacey.
Post by sarahsmile416 on May 10, 2008 21:24:48 GMT -5
I did a little research about my question and really came up with nothing solid. She does mention the "brittle diabetic" thing after "Stacey's Emergency" - in book 51, "Stacey's Ex-Best Friend" - but in books 65 ("Stacey's Big Crush") and 70 ("Stacey and the Cheerleader") - she didn't mention it. Or, at least, not in the first few pages...
Doesn't really answer my questions, but it does further my suspicions that Stacey's diabetes worsened from the point it was at "The Truth About Stacey"
Of course, if it did, seemingly none of the ghostwriters remembered it. *cue me dying from shock!*
Post by booboobrewer on Aug 22, 2009 16:56:01 GMT -5
This is from Claudia and the Bad Joke:
“Mimi,” I said, as I waited for my friends to arrive for our club meeting, “what if I have to stay back? Do you think I’ll have to repeat eighth grade? It would be horrible! All my friends would go on to the high school and I’d be left behind with a bunch of drippy former seventh-graders who probably wouldn’t even – ”
“Claudia, my Claudia,” Mimi interrupted me.
I kind of want to know how she was going to finish that sentence.