Post by sparklymouse on Feb 2, 2012 16:58:04 GMT -5
You know those t-shirts people have made with their kids/grandkids' pictures on them? They totally should have put Mary Anne in one with Logan's face on it for one of the vacation super special covers. Still not sure how they could stick Shannon on the cover too...
I guess I never really cared enough about Shannon to want more books about her. I really liked her in Kristy's Mystery Admirer when she was mostly just Kristy's friend, but the more she became a friend to the whole group the less interesting she was to me.
I feel the same way about Shannon. I liked books where the girls interacted with other friends outside the BSC, like Jessi with her dance school friends, Jessi with Wendy before they tried her as a BSC member...come to think of it, Jessi had a lot of interaction with people outside the BSC. She also had Elise in Jessi's Gold Medal. Anyway, it made them seem more well-rounded and interesting. At least to me.
"Usually, I think my parents are dorks, but every now and then they come through." --Claudia Kishi
Post by sugarfrostedflake on Feb 3, 2012 14:54:25 GMT -5
Right, anzuhana, thanks! I always forget about Abby, she was just after my original back in the day reading of the BSC. (The last regular series book I bought was Kristy and the Dirty Diapers, where Abby and Anna first appear in the series.) I've recently aquired a few of the books after that time though and I kind of like how Abby puts Kristy in her place sometimes about her dictatorial influence over the club. And I've always loved that Anna turned them down flat because she had something more important in her life. Though she obviously likes kids because she and Dru were jamming together.
Post by wanderingfrog on Feb 18, 2012 20:29:02 GMT -5
When I was rereading some of the books from about #69 to #80, it seemed really weird to have Shannon at all the meetings in all of the books but still not get to narrate any books of her own. I never even thought about it when I was a kid, but now not only does it seem like a missed opportunity because I like Shannon and would like to read more books from her point of view, it also seems really jarring and wrong for her not to be narrating any of the books while she's a full time member.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Listen-through Progress: #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary (November 1989)