^ That's another reason I don't want to read the ff series - I love the baby-sitting. Also understand what you're saying about feeling like childhood ending, msstock. Right now, I almost feel like I'm "part" of the BSC, strange as that sounds.
Post by sotypical42483 on May 26, 2007 10:40:42 GMT -5
Ah thanks greer, you're right. Then in Grad Day they meet up for some big talk but unfortunately we don't get to see it. I agree with aln and msstock, I hate it when they disband the club! But I don't miss any of the babysitting chapters in FF, lol.
Post by maddieruns on May 26, 2007 11:13:01 GMT -5
I prefer to think of the BSC as a group that never ages and stays together through 10 thousand years of 8th grade, 10 thousand Christmases, etc
ooh, I agree, I like to think that the club will go on together through high school, and keep in touch over the years. It's just to sad too think of the BSC breaking up, it's probably realistic though, and likely to happen in real-life, but since they're books, I just make up my own happily-ever-after ending. This is probably why i tend to avoid the FF books, but I do seem to like these books better if I think of them as completely different people from the regular series.
^ That's so nice! You're really lucky - I've lost touch with almost all of mine as I've stayed in town and they've moved away and have different interests. It's really hard to pick up in the same way with new friends, too. Maybe this is why I want the BSC to stay together as 13 year olds forever - my living vicariously again
Post by dibblycool on May 30, 2007 17:02:08 GMT -5
That's another reason I don't want to read the ff series - I love the baby-sitting. Also understand what you're saying about feeling like childhood ending, msstock. Right now, I almost feel like I'm "part" of the BSC, strange as that sounds.
ITA! It's almost like even though we've all grown up, we want to believe that all the things we enjoyed as kids -- even the fictional ones! -- still continue to thrive in some alternate universe ;D
Post by blossom114 on May 31, 2007 15:09:37 GMT -5
Oh, man! I cried when I read graduation day. I agree...BSC was such a major part of my childhood, and even though I was 16 when the last book came out, I still got it and read it and cried sooooo much because it felt like a part of me died with the BSC. (did anyone else notice that Charlotte aged a year?)
Post by murderedmymuse on May 18, 2008 22:05:01 GMT -5
Ann wrote this one, didn't she? I noticed no 'thanks to ------- for helping me prepare the manuscript' at the start of the book. It was really noticable that it was written by her (as opposed to the ghostwriters)--all the characters were fleshed out, there were funny and unique details reminiscent of the first BSC books. The relationship between Claudia and Janine was really enjoyable, and so much better written than their relationship in Super Special European Vacation (which felt like it was phoned in by the ghostwriter). I really enjoyed all the Claudia and Mary Anne chapters. Claudia's spelling didn't bother me at all. However, Kristy's did. Ugh. I teared up when MA's grandmother gave the Spiers Alma's old stuff. Nicely done.
I had been reading the BSC Super Specials 11 to 15 before I read Everything Changes, and mostly those books were good for light reading and giggles. When I got to Everything Changes, I was pleasantly surprised.
Edited to add: anyone notice that while Claudia can't spell her way out of a paper bag, MA/Kristy/Stacey don't have a SINGLE spelling mistake in their entries. How likely is that? They are only thirteen. Okay, my mini rant for the day is done.