I voted for Dawn's Book . All the other portraits endeared the Sitters to me more (yes even my very least favorite character, Abby) Dawn's did the opposite. In fact, imo, this book makes Dawn worse than Abby. I remember being absolutely shocked when I first read how Dawn purposely snooped through the Lazars' mail, not even having the decency to stop when she accidentally hit upon the letter from Sandra's school. For her to make the choice of self-righteously trying to prepare Sandra for the news simply to ease her conscience made it all worse. Of course, when the whole thing came to a head, I felt awful for poor Sandra. I'm not saying her parents should have left that letter out to begin with, because they shouldn't have. What if Sandra herself had found it? I also thought that was a big enough deal for Mrs. Lazar to have made it known to the BSC why she would never be using them again. Kudos to her for not doing that, being that kind to Dawn, just that I would have understood if she had or if nothing else if the other BSC Members had innocently asked Dawn one day (after no calls from the Lazars) if she knew what had happened.
i haven't read kristy's portrait yet, but out of the ones i HAVE read my least favorites are dawn and stacey. i like that MA and claudia grew up together and have stories of each other, but aside from that, dawn and stacey were both kind of annoying. MA and claudia were both pretty modest in theirs.
Post by lilafowler on Jan 12, 2011 16:39:49 GMT -5
^It really was awful. The lefty shortstop was especially egregious because the left-handed glove was such a big part of the next anecdote, so you couldn't even pretend that she'd learned to field righty and just hit left-handed.