I just finished rereading this one (for the first time since I was in elementary school) and all I can say is: Wow.
I loved reading this one. Loved it. The reason I got my BSC books out of the attic and started rereading them is totally because of the utter ridiculousness in them, and this book was a total winner in that regard.
It’s hard to believe that the authors expected anyone – even the young ‘uns – to take this book seriously. Did the authors learn everything they know about teenage hooligans by watching West Side Story and Grease? The cigarettes rolled up in the sleeves. The leather jackets. The fact that they called pizza “za”. The fact that they actually used the word “greaser” in the book.
This book makes me want to create a poll, “Which BSC book reads most like a parody of itself?” because I think this book would take the cake.
"This is what us sitters like about Mallory. She is totally levelheaded." - Claudia, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye
He definitely didn't play basketball, because he wasn't involved with Robert's crowd and the whole scandal about special treatment for basketball players.
^ Wait a minute. Didn't Logan play basketball in Stacey's Secret Friend? Kristy yelled something at Stacey after the game of which embarrassed Stacey immensely, something about sleeping over at her house if I remember correctly.
Oh wow, I just read this one after a long time and just wow. What a hot mess Logan is! Such a naive little boy - oh hey he's a klepto so I'll just let him steal from a locker....that must be T-jams locker.....skin didn't really steal those gloves. Good grief, I feel like this is a bad after school special
However, if anyone watches Glee, I see this King character as a Kouravski type guy. He is secretly gay (or something) and picks on everyone else so no one knows what his problem is.
Who else loved the note that was in Logan's locker??? Hahaha I would have been terrified if they had drawn my bf/gf as a mouse caught in a trap....ohhhhh nooooooo!!!!!!
Post by virgoscorpio on Feb 12, 2012 12:29:43 GMT -5
I'm still a bit confused as to what I think about this book. There were some comical moments, like a boy being referred to as "bare chested" and Logan constantly saying "Tsup" (which got really annoying). I did think it was cute when Hunter said that Logan would do the right thing and when Logan asked, "Why?" Hunter says, "Because you always do." That was a really sweet moment that, I believe, showed how good of an older brother Logan is. Also, I thought it was weird how they added in that Slim, I believe, was in Logan's place before. So that means that the Bad Boyz just bully guys into being their friends? It seemed kind of weird to me.
I realized that I look a lot like Logan does on the cover.
I dog-eared a really cute Kristy/Mary Anne moment:
"Yeah. Charlie, have you ever tasted candlelight?" Kristy said. "It's magnificent." "Kristy!" Mary Anne threw her had back and laughed. "'Yes, waiter, we'll have the candlelight dinner for two," Kristy said, imitating a restaurant customer. "Make my candlelight medium rare - and you, dear?'" "Well done!" Mary Anne said. "Tank you!" Kristy replied.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
Post by BuckinghamAlice on Feb 26, 2012 2:43:26 GMT -5
Oh, Logan, how could you be so naive? I mean, it was kind of obvious on several different occasions that they were stealing every chance they got. And I find it pretty funny that he was most offended by the fact that they called him a Ken Doll. He sort of does look a bit like Ken. And as a Barbie collector, I don't see that as an insult.
I understand Logan enjoying the new status that his friendship with the Bad Boyz brought him considering the situation with King. (I totally see similarities between him and Karovsky on Glee, wiggir13.) I also agree that the gang sounded really '50s... I half expected to hear one of them do a Fonz-like "Eyyyy!"
I don't normally get a gay vibe from Logan, but there were a couple of moments in this book that made me think, "ooh, I see what people mean." But then again, I may be being naive now, but his feelings and attraction for MA seem genuine. But I had to laugh (literally out loud) at the thought of her in a sequined jumpsuit (or anything sequined for that matter). I find it really hard to believe that Richard wouldn't have a coronary seeing her leaving the house dressed like that.
Over all, this book was funny (in a way it wasn't intended to be) and I enjoyed it for that. I think I liked Logan's Story better, though.
<3 Bre -- lover of animals, collector of dolls, reader of kiddie books <3