Post by nothingtolose18 on Jan 31, 2008 16:28:23 GMT -5
Yeah, I did feel bad for poor Kristy. I really liked this book, I think its the first mystery I read! So.. yeah. Speaking of gross food combos, in Shannon's book, weren't her and Tiffany making up gross things to eat? (Or her and Maria)? I just thought of it. After reading that, I used to do that with my sister
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I felt so bad for Jake and his family in this book... he's been missing for 3-4 days w/out food and stuck in a hole? yikes.
Also, the 8th grade awards ceremony at the end sounded weird. If I won something like "Best Excuse for not doing Homework" or "Most often seen sleeping", my family would never let me hear the end of it. And some of them sounded mean too, like "Worst dresser"... Okay, technically they gave that one to Mr. Kingsbridge... but still!
^ I had forgotten about the awards but you're right about some of them sounding mean. Kind of makes me think of Jessi's Horrible Prank (not going to get into that on here, though. ;D I've already went on enough in that thread tonight.)
I was glad this book had a happy ending, but I think all BSC books do. Even though I knew that, I was still hoping that Jake would be found! I thought he had bene kidnapped and such. I really liked this whole book. It was the only mystery one I read when I was little and I can imagine the actual day I read it, because I was so nervous.
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^ I remember the first time I read this one, too, and how supsenseful it was. I loved it as a kid - it was one of my first and will always be one of my favorites. Even though I've read it lots of times now, it still makes my heart race and I really, really feel for the whole Kuhn family. Did Jake's dad ever show up or did they find him? If not, I wonder why he wasn't in contact with his son missing....
Post by inconstant heart on Feb 9, 2008 8:39:58 GMT -5
I read this one again for the first time in a couple of years and I really liked it. Actually, I really like most of the early mysteries, because they're not as far-fetched as the later ones. If this 'missing kid' plot had turned up into a later mystery, it probably would have had a really ridiculous solution.
Like, Jake accidentally steps on a bunch of tiny diamonds that a black market jewel seller drops and a few diamonds attach themselves to his shoes and the jewel seller kidnaps him to get them back... Or something.
MA and her Jell-O made me go make some straight after I finished the book. ;D Raspberry flavour. I didn't have any lime or strawberry.
Kristy and Bart were really sweet.
I loved the little story at the convenience store as well. Cute.
The only problem I had with this book was Mrs. Kuhn sending her kids over to different people's houses to spend the night. It felt odd.
^I thought Kristy and Bart were really cute too, especially with all their 'near kisses'
It was also weird how the police came to talk to Kristy at the BSC meeting. If the police came to my friends house to talk with me, i'd be scared out of my wits. Besides don't the parents have to be present?
The parents only have to be present if the police are questioning the child as a suspect -- i.e., down at the station. Police can ask questions of kids without the parents if they just want to gain small bits of information. However, most police would have wanted to talk to Kristy with her parents as she was the last person to see the child, and to make sure that they are legally covered when the case goes to trial.
Also, as Kristy's parents told the police where Kristy was, I assume they probably gave permission.