Post by breanneanneanne on Feb 4, 2007 19:44:58 GMT -5
i remember i got this book as a christmas present and it was the only BSC book at my dad's house, so i read it constantly. LOVED this book and even contemplated building a time machine like carolyn's (regardless of the fact that it didn't work.)
and yes, what total bitches the members of the BSC were. i remember thinking that if i was MA, i would've punched dawn in the face and then cut off her hair secretly while she was sleeping. oh, so very evil.
I agree they were such bitches in this book. I wanted to somehow get inside my book and slap them. However, I do agree the bonding with Richard and Maryanne was marvelously done in this book, I would have loved to see more of it. It actually reminds me of how happy I am to have the relationship I do with my parents.
I have only read this one once but just got my own copy in the mail yesterday from a lot I bought on ebay (YEAH!) so plan to reread. I really liked it - especially Richard and MA's trip to the mall. I love reading about the girls' relationships with their parents as I have a close relationship with both of mine (Dad sometimes even reminds me of Richard a little - not the strictness, though, and he's not quite as straight-laced). Anyway, will have more comments after I reread.
Post by lyricalangel on Mar 30, 2007 2:25:09 GMT -5
Mary Anne should have slapped all of them. They were unbearable. Stacey didn't have to consult MA when she got a perm. Claudia always did God only knows to her hair without telling anyone. Why should MA have to get their permission to do something that made her happy?
Post by starrynight on Mar 30, 2007 11:42:57 GMT -5
Dawn's makeover in #50 was the only other appearance change that go any kind of negative feedback. Then again, she probably looked stupid. Still...if someone is happy with the way they look, then it's their business.
The BSC are easily threatened. They can't have outside friends and clearly they all have predefined 'molds' to fit into. Mary Anne did something that was unexpected of her, so the BSC did what they always do when faced with stuff like this: they shunned and mocked her. Great friends, huh?
I enjoyed this as a kid, and accepted it when MA forgave the BSC at the end. NOT this time! I cannot believe how rude they were, and for no reason! Dawn especially, although she had slightly more of a reason to be upset, but still. If I was MA, pysical violence would have occurred. No joke. I wanted to smack them just reading about it. Oh and I loved the subplot!
I love this book. It was one of my favorites as a kid. I always was mad that the BSC got mad at her for no real reason. Being mad because she didn't take you to the mall with her and TOOK HER FATHER instead is not a good reason to be mad. Dawn was such a b*tch in this book.
^ I haven't read this one for quite a while and am pretty neutral about it and don't remember details. I did think, though, that the BSC was really mean to MA - Dawn especially. I didn't even feel she had a good reason this time (sometimes I think the feelings can be at least understood or explained even if they aren't right but not in this one). I thought it was kind of funny how the rumors all got started about MA dating the HS boy. It reminds me a little of SV Twins Elizabeth's First Kiss where the girls all start rumors that she's looking for a boyfriend because she dresses up one day. Shows how people have ways of viewing someone and if the person acts a little differently, everyone notices. No one would have said anything about Stacey getting a makeover, probably. My favorite part of this book was MA's relationship with Richard. I do wish, though, that Sharon would have seemed a bit more supportive of the makeover as this seemed a little out of character for her. In most of the other books, I could see her as being a lot more encouraging and enthusiastic (but maybe I'm forgetting something or remembering this one wrong)