What do we think of this book? It was so obvious that Jake's dad didn't take him, with the way they kept trying to plant it in our minds that he might have. I didn't understand why Mrs. Kuhn kept sending Patsy and Laurel off to spend the night at random people's houses. You'd think that with her one child missing, she'd keep the remaining two as close to her as possible! Instead, they go over to the Pike's for one afternoon/evening, spend that night at Stacey's, and then spend the next night at Kristy's. I understand that all the police hanging around the house might scare them, but it seemed really weird to me.
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2006 21:24:50 GMT -5 by hitzpink
I agree with how it was weird for Mrs. Kuhn to send her kids to different people's homes to sleep. I mean, wouldn't the kids be worried about what's happening over at their house? And if the kids were really worried about Jake being gone wouldn't they want stay home and near their mom? I loved Matt Braddock in this book. My favorite scene was when Kristy was reminiscing about how Claud, MA, and she used to go to that store when they were little and buy candy - she felt like the "richest person in the world with that change jingling in her pocket."
Post by sotypical42483 on Apr 20, 2006 12:26:08 GMT -5
Yeah that was weird about the girls being sent to other homes all the time. Especially to Stacey's cause there weren't even other kids for them to play with. Should've just kept 'em at the Pikes, like they'd really notice 2 more kids hanging around. Anyway, store scene was really cute. I love when they refer to MA, Kristy, and Claud's history together, it's sweet I don't know, this book was just kinda eh to me. It was okay, I guess.
Agree that sending the girls off to different places was strange. For some reason, I always liked the chapters with them at the Pikes and especially the one at the McGills, though. When I was younger, I loved this book. Probably because it was my first experience reading about the "Krushers". Now it is just okay.
I think it was, yeah. This was actually the first BSC book I ever read. My grandma bought it for my cousin who was a BSCreader, but she already had it and since my grandma knew I loved reading she asked me if I wanted it. Little did she know what would come of that So yeah, this book will always be kind of special to me. I loved the ending, Bart kissing Kristy and Kristy tearing up and everything. Very un Kristy
Post by starrynight on Jul 17, 2006 12:24:28 GMT -5
I never really thought it was strange that she sent the kids away with everything that was going on. when may parents were getting divorced and my dad was moving out, we stayed at my grandma's. My mom was with us, but still.
Post by sotypical42483 on Jul 17, 2006 13:03:31 GMT -5
Stacey was very sweet to the girls in this book, having sleepovers and all with them. She wasn't even getting paid, was she? I assume the community was just kinda banding together to help out, right? But still... a BSC member sitting and not charging?! Weird! They even charge their own parents!
Post by klaudiarulz on May 16, 2007 8:29:35 GMT -5
The main plot of this book was kind of cheesy--I knew right away he couldn't have been abducted, because this is a *BSC* book. But I LOVE Kristy in this book, seeing a softer side of her, and seeing Bart supporting her. Awww.
The subplot about MA failing home ec was bizarre. Out of character and unnecessary to the plot. Just a few books later in Maid Mary Anne she's crazy about sewing, and in Mary Anne's Book she loves quilting with her grandmother.
I actually kind of liked the part of Mary Anne trying to make jellypudding. How she fails and how the boys want to use it as a weapon ;D But I do think MA seems kind of selfish in this book. It seems like whenever someone's missing (except for Tigger, but he was hers) she's the one left out of the search most of the time. Be it because she can't make jelly or because she's afraid to get a sunburn. Get over yourself!
I loved the popcorn picnic in this book, it made me want to go pop some. I could relate to Mary Anne and her home ec problems though. I HATED home ec when I was in 7th grade, especially the sewing part! I get that from my mom.