I just finished reading this, and sometimes I think that the BSC sometimes just get unrealistically lucky.
Ok. Kristy tails a suspicious girl, who was not a suspect on their list, and the key evidence that would expose her and nail her just falls out of her backpack right before Kristy's eyes? If that manual didn't fall out then Derek would have driven off and Lindsey would have gotten away with everything (probably) because everybody would have left town and there wasn't an actual police investigation of any foul-play on the set, it seems.
And how is it that little girls from the local elementary schools could just run rampant (exaggerated) on the set? I mean, how was Charlotte able to "accidentally" run onto the set while a scene was actually being filmed right there? There was part of a movie (Herbie with Lindsay Lohan) filmed near where I live and tape was strung around the area denoting off-limits to the public. Police would tell you to "go around," etc.
And Cokie. I would be mad if some of my guests were talking negatively about me behind my back (although she didn't know it). So I kind of thought it was deserved when Claud and Kristy were "poisoned" by the food. The subplot was ok.
Post by booboobrewer on Aug 19, 2006 21:59:57 GMT -5
In the middle of reading this one and forgot how boring it was. Lindsey's pretty obvious. How smart of her to talk about her obsession with Carson and say her last name in front of the P.R. lady who was pretty familiar with all the sabotage and stuff going on. She could then figure out her relation to the company in charge of the breakaway glass.
On Kristy and Charlie's first day of work on the set, Sam comes with and sleeps somewhere on the ballfield and says "I'm sure someone will wake me when things start happening." It's like, don't be so sure Sam. They all have a job to do unlike you. I just thought he was dumb for saying that.
^ I haven't read this one for a while (a "summer" book for me ;D) but I remember liking it pretty well. Now I look forward to rereading and seeing if I can solve the mystery since I forgot what it is about. I do remember that Derek Masters is in it and Claire (I think it's her) is terrified of vampires. Is Mallory star-struck like in so many other books? I seem to remember this as well, but may be thinking of a different book.
I found it amusing at the end when Derek Masters is in some teen magazine basically being called a new 'hottie' and that the reason why the crazy girl did all the sabotaging him was because it "wasn't fair" on that guy Carson whom she was obsessed with.
^ I don't remember that but it is funny ;D Something is slightly disturbing, though, about a teen magazine calling an 8 year old a hottie.... unless maybe it was a mag for pre-teens? I guess they do force kids to grow up quickly in Hollywood (and everywhere else, too, it seems lately )
Post by maddieruns on Jun 28, 2007 10:43:34 GMT -5
Okay, I just love the Shannon and Charlotte part in the book. I thought it was so cute when they were playing with the bubbles and went spying. Also, it was cool to see Shannon in this book, as she isn't exactly featured that much.
What is the subplot? I vaguely remember Cokie's party but had forgotten about it. That was funny that Cokie "poisioned" her guests. ;D I may have to reread just for this. I remember this book having some really funny parts.
Post by maddieruns on Jun 29, 2007 10:23:04 GMT -5
haha, i forgotten about the food poising!! -that was hilarious! did Cokie know that she had food poisoning at her party? ^not sure about what the subplot is either, aln. it's been so long since i read this book, i'll have to re-read too.
Last Edit: Jun 29, 2007 10:24:03 GMT -5 by maddieruns
Just reread and kept thinking "Claire the Vampire Slayer" ;D That part is really cute. As for the regular mystery, it is just so so for me. It kind of reminds me of Mystery Train. Not sure why. The part about Cokie's party is great. ;D I love it how Derek splashes her and gets her all wet. Poor Cokie, always trying to get in with the celebs - like in Fashion Victim. ;D