Post by Penny Lane on Oct 31, 2007 10:28:02 GMT -5
I recently re-read this book, and OMG hilarious. It might make my new favorite desert island books. (Probably not). I mean, we have horrible "Bad Boyz" names like Ice, Skin, TJam, Ice Pick, etc. We have logan walking around saying "'Tsup" whatever that means, we have Logan describing fashion to us, we have Kristy threatening to throw Logan out of the club because he hangs around people not previously approved by the BSC, and Logan hangs out with kids who smoke cigarettes during recess. Not to mention Mary Anne's reaction to that "LOGAN you might smell like smoke, and what about Hunter?!" It's just hilarious to me. And Nicky Cash/ Reginald Fenster!
Oh, and Logan describes the appearence of every BSC member, except Mary Anne. If I had, for some reason, picked up this book as my introduction to the club, All I would know about MA is that she was on the short side, had a nice smile, and brown hair. I would know that Stacey had a smile like a toothpaste ad, blonde hair, dresses very sleek and New York, and is thin.
I remember there was a part where he sees the "bad kids" and their leather jacket collars were pulled up. That of course, meant they were bad. LMAO
I think I remember there being some line after it said their collars were up he reminded the reader he meant the boys, NOT the BSC members. I laughed my BUTT off when I first read that- picturing the BSC in leather coats acting tough with the collars up.
So many of the descriptions of the "Badd Boyz" (such as the "cigarette packs rolled up in their shirt sleeves" and the slicked back hair... ) reminded me more along the lines of, say, 50's-era greasers than the kind of gangs roaming the high schools in the 90s.
Well considering these are girls who are just crazy about I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, and Mary Poppins, it's not too surprising that the Stoneybrook gang members are right out of the 50s. (yeah I know Mary Poppins wasn't from the 50s, but you know what I mean) I'm sure the Badd Boyz spent their time stickin it to the Socs and the Sharks.
the "Badd Boyz" reminded me of the guys from Grease, too. I think that's why I liked this book - because it was a little more "fantasy" instead of the harsh reality of what really "bad boys" today might be (an unpleasant thing for me to think about and thoughts I prefer to avoid by reading the BSC)
yep, i wrote a blog entry on this not too long ago. i remember that around the time this came out, high school gangs were a really big deal in the media and tv shows and were featured a lot of Very Special Episodes. i feel like ann and the editors tried to respond to this... but kind of failed.
"You may not believe this, but I was good at acting evil."--Karen Brewer
Post by baseballchica03 on Feb 29, 2008 1:27:54 GMT -5
I just read this for the first time, and it was hilarious. I mean, absolutely ridiculous. I called from the first page that we saw EJ that she would be a girl. The fact that the kids wouldn't use pronouns about her was a dead giveaway, even before the thing with the triplets. Man, this book was just so bad it was funny. I mean, the Badd Boyz? Did they take spelling lessons from Caludia or something?