^ I love broccoli and thoughts of putting it on pizza, too. I can see some of the girls not minding it. Probably Jessi would be one of them. Could Stacey eat that? I would assume so since my aunt can eat most vegtables (she's a Type I diabetic on a really strict diet - stricter than Stacey's)
Post by fluffycakes on Oct 17, 2007 8:50:42 GMT -5
^ The whole Stacey-pizza thing is yet another inconsistency, since in some books she can't have pizza because of the processed cheese, while in other books she eats it along with the group. I think Stacey could eat broccoli. I'm not diabetic, but like Stacey eating refined sugar makes me really sick, so I stay away from it. I can have natural sugars, though, and I think a lot of diabetics can, too. I really feel for your aunt, aln. Not being able to eat all the good stuff and constantly keeping an eye on my blood sugar level is a pain. I couldn't deal with having even more limitations in my diet. It must be rough on her.
I just reread this one and actually was more interested in the subplot. I really felt for the Pikes with Uncle Joe. I'm glad they realized that they couldn't take care of him instead of trying to continue caring for him because that would have caused a bad situation for everyone. I do think they should have at least warned the kids, though, about the possibility of Alzheimer's. That might have made things less stressful. I liked it how Mallory went to Claudia for advice and the comparisons between Mimi post-stroke and Uncle Joe. It's sad how brain deterioration can also cause major personality changes. I thought this book actually did a good job of dealing with a pretty heavy issue.
Post by nothingtolose18 on Feb 2, 2008 17:24:35 GMT -5
I really liked this book! Everything I have to say has been mentioned, but oh well Number one: I love English muffin pizzas! They're really dibble! Sorry, lol, couldn't resist haha. As for the mystery cat plot, I really liked it. And I like that the ending kind of makes you think that maybe he could have been a ghost! Sorry, I know a lot of people completely don't believe in ghosts, but I am a person who does. I like the whole thing of 'well, it could be a coincidence, but then again...' The Uncle Joe thing was really sad! This is the book that Claire thinks Great-Uncle means that he's a terrific uncle, right? so cute! I really liked the scene before he left for Stoneybrook Manor, and he's being really nice to them all, and he's just how Mr. Pike remembered him just makes me detest Alzheimer's even more though... my own great-uncle had that, and though I didn't know him, it still makes me sad to think about it.
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^ Sorry about your great uncle. Alzheimer's is one of my biggest fears, which is why this book makes me so uncomfortable, I think. I do occasionally like reading about Uncle Joe, though, especially the scene you mentioned. He makes me laugh in some of the other books, too, because he reminds me of people I used to go visit in the nursing home when I was a teen. Very interesting stories. ;D For some reason, I couldn't get into the cat mystery - maybe because I'm not a "pet" person at all - but the Craine girls were adorable.
The Uncle Joe thing was really sad! This is the book that Claire thinks Great-Uncle means that he's a terrific uncle, right? so cute! I really liked the scene before he left for Stoneybrook Manor, and he's being really nice to them all, and he's just how Mr. Pike remembered him just makes me detest Alzheimer's even more though... my own great-uncle had that, and though I didn't know him, it still makes me sad to think about it.
I agree. I really liked the Uncle Joe chapters . BTW,sorry about your great-uncle...
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