Haha oh the odners! Soooo in the chronological book timeline, this one comes right before Stacey's choice. How come dawn left for three weeks and they were in crisis, but Stacey really missed about the same when her mom was sick but now they didn't need a sitter to replace her? Oh bsc you make my head hurt sometimes!
Post by wanderingfrog on May 26, 2013 17:40:26 GMT -5
I noticed something weird in this book, when Mal and Jessi are getting ready to take the Pike kids to the health fair. Nicky says he gets the downstairs bathroom first, Mal tells him to share it, and Nicky gets all embarrassed and says he needs privacy. Really, Mal, why would you automatically assume that someone who's in a rush to use the bathroom just wants to wash his face or brush his teeth or something? Wouldn't it occur to you that he might need to use the toilet? A lot of people would consider that the main purpose of a bathroom.
It doesn't really segue smoothly from a discussion of using the toilet, but I'd also like to mention that the Brunos' barbecue dinners sounded really good.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Listen-through Progress: #47 Mallory on Strike (September 1991)
Re-reading this one for a second time and I don't like it as much as I liked it the first time. I find it kind of boring. I feel bad for Logan too. I think the girls are really selfish in this. I'm sure they could have managed a few weeks without all of their members. I don't see why Logan needed to suddenly become a full member while Dawn was gone. I know they said they were busy, but still. I liked reading the book through Logan's point of view, and to see him interact with the guys and his family though. I am enjoying that part, I'm just not enjoying it as much as I did the first time I read it. I did find the part where Jenny ended up on the track pretty funny.
I felt a bit sorry for Logan when it comes to his dad. It seems like Mr. Bruno only wants to talk to him about sports and Logan is forced to put on this fake, macho image.
I agree. Also sounds like Andy from The Breakfast Club to me. It seemed to me in that movie that Andy's father only cared that he got caught "screwing around" but not that he was screwing around. That's the way that I see Mr. Bruno.
Well, finally read this book. I don't remember reading the Logan's Story. If, I did. It was one time, a very long time ago.
First time, Logan went to the meeting, everyone was too quiet, it sounded like someone pass away. The way Mary Anne was crying.
Anytime, Logan was explaining things or talking. It reminded me of Virgo on here. (Since, his avatar is Logan picture.)
Logan, should went into the restroom with the boys. Even though the boys told them, they're parents allow them to use restroom alone. But, what parent allow their kids go to the restroom alone in public place?
I know in Great Lakes Crossing Mall. When use the restroom, in the middle of the mall. They're two ways get to the restroom. You can get turn around, if don't remember, which way you came from.
Alright showing of Logan's perspective but I didn't get why he liked athletics/track so much (it seemed in part to please his dad, otherwise there was just some enjoyment of the challenge) and the story was meh. Especially too bad that we were teased that the Pike kids wouldn't like the health fair and we never really find out how they or other clients ended up reacting to it. Kind of unpleasant to see Pete Black be a jerk to Logan, the only decent team mates were Austin and eventually Trevor. Jenny even briefly wanting to run felt a little out-of-character as did, to a lesser extent, Charlotte dismissing Kristy although the latter was fun.
I was super stoked when I saw that this was only $1.99 on Kindle instead of $3.99 like the rest of the books! Kind of sweet whenever you can get a deal. Hoping the other reader's requests are like that haha. Sometimes we get BSC books at the thrift store I work at, but because corporate is evil, workers can't buy anything. Boo and bullfrogs (I actually am salty about that).
I don't like Logan all that much, but this book surprised me. It's not a favorite or anything, but I did enjoy it. I think Lerangis suits him well and I liked Kerry, Hunter, and the Hobart boys in this. They all seem like sweet kids and I liked his bond with the Hobarts.
While I liked it, I don't understand why he had to go to meetings or why he even had to go to the first one. In all honesty, and I hope I don't sound insensitive, but I thought the BSC's reaction to Jeff was slightly OTT. They really were acting like someone died. I get it's a bad situation, but sheesh. I don't know why they didn't just call him and ask if he could cover more jobs. Makes no sense to me. I think it's messed up that they wanted him to miss practice as well. Practice is only twice a week (this doesn't seem realistic to me, but whatever), and him missing an entire week of practice just doesn't sound ideal. I highly doubt a coach irl would be cool with this. Am I way off base? I was never in any sports, so I don't know.
Pete Black seemed very OOC in this. He's neither one of the cool kids or in the dorky side like in #51, and overall he seems nice (aside from the bra strap thing). My only thought is maybe he developed a crush on Mary Anne in #46 and he's jealous of Logan? Idk, but he definitely felt like a different character here.
I know there's another book called Logan Bruno, Boy Baby-sitter (I can't wait to read it; I remember it being hilarious. Bad Boyz lmfao). That's a better title for this book, but they probably didn't plan that far ahead.
There's the infamous "Claudia dresses sexy" line in here (quite shocking for this series really) and some pretty good burns, like Kristy telling King there's a minimum IQ requirement to join the BSC. LOL. The health fair subplot was weak sauce, though. Kristy didn't even have an idea for what their booth would be, she just wanted one. What? I did like the Pikes' reaction to the fair though, alfalfa frozen yogurt lol
Idk if this is just in the Kindle version, but for some reason, there are a lot of hyphens where they're not needed. Girl-friend, any-body, etc. It's weird.
I feel sort of bad for Logan. He doesn't seem to have close friends outside the BSC. Maybe Austin Bentley? Either way, he doesn't seem to fit in. I guess that's the point of this book, though.
Post by Sideshowjazz1 on Oct 4, 2022 0:54:20 GMT -5
Is it just me or is this book behind the times for gender roles? I mean, I know boy babysitters and mannies weren't mainstream yet, but even in Friends, Rachel was happy to hire a guy to look after her baby and dads were way more involved in their kids' lives than they'd been even ten years ago. Logan getting paid to play with a bunch of younger guys and knowing several really cool girls through his girlfriend (and the fact that he even HAS a girlfriend at all) - I'd think that was a pretty sweet deal. I mean, play sports with a bunch of boys who don't respect me or get paid for hanging out with little kids who do respect me? No contest - it's more fun to hang with the kids, and I get money for it!
Point is, the middle school guys were total jerks when I think Logan babysitting was a win-win situation over playing sports, like having a real job isn't manly enough!
"We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates, "Psycho"