Post by booboobrewer on Apr 14, 2007 14:57:19 GMT -5
It's been awhile since I've read this, so I picked it up again and I agree with everyone's feelings on how good it is, in terms of the characters and not the mystery (of course). I like Mallory's "tone" in this book, and how she tries to get along better with each of her brothers and sisters and avoid squabbles and such. I love Uncle Joe. It was so sweet how Mal's dad had such fond memories of their time together. I like when he called Nicky "Young Nick" and when he was so welcoming when they went to Stoneybrook Manor to visit him. It was hilarious when he fell asleep in his chair while Claire and Margo tried to put on a play for him.
The Craine girls were fun to read about. The Kormans chapter though was totally unnecessary and boring. There weren't a whole lot of ways they could draw out this plot so I can see why a random sitting chapter would be thrown in.
Mallory has a five o'clock shadow on the cover, seriously.
What was the Korman chapter? I can never stand them! I have to reread this one too. I don't like reading about Uncle Joe (makes me too sad) but love how he welcomes them to Stoneybrook Manor and has Nicky on his lap showing him the tricks. This reminds me of my own grandpa.
Post by booboobrewer on Apr 15, 2007 0:04:16 GMT -5
Kristy sits for them and Melody pretends to be a cat. That's basically it. Karen comes over and they play Lovely Ladies for awhile, but she gets frustrated with Melody because she won't stop pretending. And Kristy makes them dinner.
From Kristy's notebook entry:
"Did you guys ever hear people talk about "dog people" and "cat people"? Well, I have decided I'm a dog person. I have no use for cats. Please, Mary Anne, don't get upset--I still like Tigger--but only because he's a quiet cat." ;D