Post by sparklymouse on Apr 3, 2012 12:48:53 GMT -5
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!!!!!!
She got police protection for a few days after Logan reported them!
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.
Real gangs jump people in and out. Logan got off easy.
Peter added the words "crispy" and "Squank!" to the BSC slang in this one.
The little feminism PSA at the end was too much. Dawn said it was sexist to think that only boys could be bullies, and somehow that translated into Dr. Johannsen being a woman doctor. I don't know.
I really like the cover of Logan and random kids (one wearing BUM Equipment sweatpants, lol) that he didn't baby-sit for playing Twister in a living room with badly clashing furniture.
^I've always wondered who the kid's were supposed to be. The girl could possibly be Suzi although like a lot of the kid images "she" looks older than 5. The boy wearing jeans looks like a young Jeff, either that or a blond Pike triplet. The Bum equipment wearer almost looks like Logan on the cover so maybe that's supposed to be Hunter? I just thought of something. In "Kristy and the Haunted Mansion," Mal and Mary Anne are baby-sitting at the Pikes. Mary Anne spins the twister wheel for Nicky, Margo, and Claire. Maybe Hodges and Peter, the ghostie on this book, mixed up the book, kids, and sitter? I actually don't remember Twister being played in any other book. Back to "this" book. I'm not a fan at all. I kept thinking what a better second Logan book could have been. Maybe one of the Arnold twins has a crush on him or a new client parent (not named Lowell) doesn't feel comfortable leaving her young child with a "boy" sitter? Could have even finally been Logan recruiting at least one other male associate member for the BSC the way he said he could in #10. IDK, most anything probably would have been more entertaining. If the writers really wanted a "Grease" plot they should have just made "Peter Pan," "Grease," for SS9, maybe that could have "helped" that one along, too.
Post by wanderingfrog on Nov 23, 2012 18:11:31 GMT -5
This is one of those images that was in a BSC calendar before it was ever on the cover of a book, so it's got nothing to do with the story, like the random roller skating on the cover of Mary Anne Misses Logan.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Listen-through Progress: #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary (November 1989)
Oh this book just doesn't get better with age. I found all the characters to be very caricaturish. It's like the writers took the cheesiest thing they could think of from old cheesy movies about gangs and wrote them in.
I did enjoy the bsc hysteria over nick cash b/c that seems very realistic to me. I totally agree about the feminism stuff in the end to be completely irrelevant!
The only things that struck me as really anachronistic were the ending in which it seemed like *everyone else* disliked the bad crowd and the idea that pretty much all boys dislike the male heartthrob singers that girls like (although the latter is probably still common, at least in middle school). Weird to see anyone at SMS smoking and it being semi-tolerated by the authorities. It was really interesting to read Logan's mix of ambitions, frustrations and anxieties.