I just re-read and had a semi "mean" thought? I understand how concerned Dawn and especially her mom would be about Jeff. I would have also high-tailed out to be with him. It also makes sense that Mary Anne was concerned both about Jeff and how to be supportive for Dawn. What I don't "get" is why MA was bawling at the BSC Meeting? Peter Lerangis did make it seem like something awful had happened to Dawn.
An moment is when Logan says "Richard and Mrs. Schafer..." That was the worst of those moments. I do wonder who/where Sharon and Dawn stayed with in CA and if that trip held any regret for either of them in terms of moving and/or the divorce--that might have made for a great "Dawn's Portrait."
^Me, too, actually. I believe at the beginning of the book, Mary Anne says Dawn is going to be gone for 3 weeks. Later Logan, says two. I ask because isn't that an awfully long time to be seperated from Richard? Oh and Dawn missed all that time from school. I guess that didn't matter as much because she would have another 8 years to make up for it. This book took place during the BSC's 5th year as 8th graders.
Editing to ad, when Logan tells us about the BSC treasury he says something like extra money is used for "Pizza Parties (Yeah)! and sleepovers (Boo)!" The () were in the book. This makes it sound like he had been invited to pizza parties, which I don't recall and that he (secretly)? wanted to attend slumber parties?
^Probably he did. Wasn't it Lew who was envious of Logan getting to be around "all those girls?" I wonder if (after this book) the guys encouraged him to be more apart of the BSC and/or to get them "in?" I could see, at least one football buddy deciding joining the BSC might be an easy way to get a girlfriend.
Post by virgoscorpio on Dec 25, 2011 1:47:20 GMT -5
If you think about it, the health fair subplot was even more unnecessary than usual. In the sidelines, they set up the fair and then kids come to it... that's it. They did have them talking about what they were going to do at the BSC meeting and actually handing out fliers at the actual fair, but that was probably a few pages tops. I wish they would have left that out and concentrated more on something else.
Also, this book was a bit repetitive. How many times does Logan have to be caught babysitting and get laughed at? We get it, we know his buddies don't like him being a boy babysitter. It might have been cool to actually get King, Pete, Austin and the guys interested in the BSC and help out as "semi-associates" or whatever. Or guys who may only take certain clients, like the Hobarts, Rodowskys or Pikes (clients with boys, for example). THAT would have also solved their problem of being short staffed. Besides, King did show some promise with helping Johnny.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
Post by sparklymouse on Apr 18, 2012 19:02:15 GMT -5
I've read both of Logan's books recently. If I liked him more then I'd feel sorry for him. It's funny how in the girls' books he's always portrayed as this universally liked, multi-talented guy. In his books he was kind of a Spaz Boy. He didn't seem to have close friends, got picked on constantly (shame on you, Pete!) and wasn't all that great of an athlete. He made the teams, but he seemed to really have to work to get there.
Losing Johnny was bad. He let a four year old go alone to a public bathroom in a very hectic environment, and the kid managed to wander out of the entire building. That was so much worse than Dawn letting Buddy play in his own yard.
The Tommy Anatomy guy at the health fair totally sounded like Slim Goodbody. Anyone remember him?
The woman behind Logan's left shoulder on the cover art has freakishly long legs. She must be on stilts.
I thought it was odd that he could just skip whatever practice was happening. Also, I found it humorous that dawn was gone during the time they needed her the most for the health fair! She could have had some of that delicious sounding food as samples..,,,and by delicious I mean gross!
I still don't get why MA was bawling to the point of being unable to speak at the BSC meeting. Moving onto the main plot...I also felt badly for Logan and totally agree the BSC was going overboard especially near the end when Logan tells us everyone but MA (one point for her) has been sort of ignoring him. Wonder if he was considered a "traitor?" The only ones who had the right idea were Mal's siblings not wanting to go to the health fair. I loved when Adam said said, "no rides, no good food, no nothing. Why do we have to go to this dumb fair?" It sounded more like a few stall mall thing than a "fair," to me, too.
Random thought. Best part was the appearance (being told of it--I wish we had gotten to "meet" them) at the fair by the ever-mysterious Ohdner Family. They were also at Heritage Day, I believe which is even funnier since they have no "real" characteristics. Lol, in Graduation Day, Ann should have revealed them to "us" loyal fans, that would have been so funny and cool.