Post by peppermintraymaker on Jun 2, 2011 19:56:57 GMT -5
^What about the "Main Street" series? I know that Min is a small business owner in that series but I can't see the owner of a craft store making nearly as much as a lawyer. The last few books in that series also talked a lot about how families were suffering under the poor economy, which seemed to me to be a departure from the usual upper-middle class world I've seen in most of Ann's books.
^I never read "Main Street," that sounds interesting. Aww, I wonder if "Min" was in anyway a take-off on "Mimi?" Poor Mimi. :'/ I've been thinking about this a little today and think if the Series were written today, unless Stoneybrook was set early on as a wealthier place, there'd almost have to be more "variety." I think that could've given us a "fuller" glimpse of the town and more families.
Has anyone read Slam Book? I read it about a year ago. There was a character in that book who was the class loser, aka the girl no one wanted to be friends with. I'm pretty sure I remember that her family was supposed to be poor.
I still can't believe Ann is the author of that book! It's so dark compared to her other books.
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