Post by fluffycakes on Aug 21, 2007 19:59:17 GMT -5
Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but how come Mr. & Mrs. Pike didn't tell their kids that Uncle Joe had AD right away? Why did they wait until they were sending him back to the nursing home to tell them (other than plot purposes)? You'd think they would want their kids to know the truth instead of having them dislike and resent Uncle Joe for a month, but apparently not.
I just finished re-reading this one. I think I liked it better than the first time - I just love the Craine girls, and both Ghost Cat and Tinkerbell sound like cute cats. I loved the IQ tests the girls gave GC...and because it always needs mentioning...once again I cracked up over Mal thinking Aunt Bud will offer her a beer because she rides a motorcycle. It's things like that that make me both love and hate Mallory at the same time!
Post by fluffycakes on Aug 26, 2007 15:57:57 GMT -5
^ Hee! I do the same thing!
I'm pretty sure that Mr. & Mrs. Pike were told when they went to pick Uncle Joe up from the nursing home that he probably had AD. So even if they didn't know for a fact, I still think that Mr. & Mrs. Pike should've told their kids earlier. But then again, I'm pretty sure they only didn't mention it until later for the sake of the plot.
Now I'm intrigued about whether or not they knew. I'm going to reread soon so I'll probably answer my own question and post then ;D I always enjoy the campout scene with the Craine girls. Times like that make me think Mallory would be a fun sitter ;D
I agree with Kylie, but don't remember for sure what actually happened. This thread makes me want to re-read it soon anyway. There are so many things I like about it -- Mallory making English muffin pizzas & telling us what an artichoke is, the beer thing, the cute Craine girls, and the Uncle Joe subplot. The only thing I didn't like was the ambiguous ending. I like my BSC mysteries to be solved!
Post by sotypical42483 on Sept 12, 2007 15:39:08 GMT -5
what is a jaffa cake? the pikes food is so gross. I mean I know how they have that open fridge policy and like, lay all the food out to pick and choose but the Brewers do that as well and Karen ends up with normal pb&j's, chips and milk.