Just reread and Claudia was so selfish. She seemed so concerned with not having enough money for art supplies. I was glad the other girls were supportive, even though Mal did question a bit more than I would have expected. I liked reading about Stacey and her mom cleaning together at the beginning. Reminded me of how I actually enjoy doing things with my mom and I thought it was nice to see that in a BSC book. Also enjoyed Stacey and Dawn having fun together at the mall. That's an interesting pairing that they never used much. One thing I never understood is what Stacey wanting a diamond ring had to do with her stealing one. I mean, it wasn't like she would actually be able to wear the one she stole or sell it for $ to buy another one. That never made sense to me and always seemed like a pointless thing to focus on.
Post by booboobrewer on Sept 16, 2007 1:14:46 GMT -5
I liked reading about Stacey and her mom cleaning together at the beginning. Reminded me of how I actually enjoy doing things with my mom and I thought it was nice to see that in a BSC book. Also enjoyed Stacey and Dawn having fun together at the mall.
I liked those parts as well! And, I just remembered that Claudia gets nachos when they go to the mall. Now I really want some
Good point about how Stacey wouldn't have been able to wear/sell the diamond ring even if she did steal it, aln! I never thought of that. Also I agree with you about Stacey and her mom cleaning at the beginning. There are several little moments like that between the two of them in the series and I always enjoy them.
Me too. I think Stacey and her mom had a really nice relationship, although sometimes I think Mrs. McGill took issue with the fact that Mr. McGill could buy more for Stacey, which i think comes up in this book where Stacey said something really spoiled-sounding like, "Well, Dad would buy the ring for me."
"You may not believe this, but I was good at acting evil."--Karen Brewer
^ Agree about Mr. McGill and Stacey did say that. Another example of a divorced kid trying to use the situation and play the parents against each other and get something out of it (not saying divorced kids don't have it really bad. Just know that tends to happen. My dad tells me how he used to do that kind of thing with his parents all of the time.) I did like the description of the Gardellas' house and Mrs. Gardella's outfit. Her dress sounds like a formal dress I would like ;D
I don't think so but not necessarily because of the ring thing (probably though). I think they had a regular nanny but just needed the BSC because she was going to be out of town. I wonder if the BSC would have taken another job with them. I wouldn't have.
Post by Penny Lane on Oct 23, 2007 17:31:50 GMT -5
I honestly always thought that the Gardellas were still suspicious of Stacey, and never called the club. But because they got their stuff back, they didn't tell anyone else. Who else were they going to tell anyway? They knew that no one would believe them after the P's (can't spell Pressariozo ever) threw that temper fit at a dinner party. I can SO just picture Mrs P throwing a glass of water at someone. I don't know why.
Oh, and this book made me feel like less of a freak because my parents feed our cats on the counter. (It started to keep their food away from the dog, and to make it easier on my father who has mobility issues).
^ That would have been funny. I don't think the Perezziosos got as much mad in this one as they did upset and I can understand that. They trust and like the BSC and didn't like it that someone was basically spreading gossip about their friends. I always liked it that they left the party - kind of showed their support for the BSC. I can also imagine that Mr. P didn't mind leaving one bit. ;D He seems like the type that wouldn't be into things like that.