^ Agree. Or Jerry worded it poorly ;D I've had a boy say things like that before and even though I THINK I know what they mean (but can't be sure ;D), it still kind of stung. I really like this book for some reason, even though I'm not sure anymore why I didn't figure the mystery out right away as a kid. I loved the "courtroom" scene with Derek and Todd as I always wanted to play "courtroom"
Agh evertime anyone said the word, "expert" in this bothered me for some reason... probably due to the way it was emphasised, "I'm an expert at detective work," "I'm an expert at kissing," etc... Agh shut up!
Post by fluffycakes on Nov 6, 2007 21:34:13 GMT -5
Ugh, I don't remember this book at all. I read it once, and then brought it to school for our mystery books unit. Then some jerk stole it, and I was really upset (and totally wanted to solve the mystery of who stole it). So yes, I don't remember it too well. I was totally shocked that it was Janine, but that's mainly because I sucked at solving the mysteries. Absolutely terrible.
Post by amsterdamage on Nov 21, 2007 7:15:19 GMT -5
The whole "in spite of your looks" thing did confuse me as a kid. First of all I was 7 and had to ask what "spite" meant. Then I spent hours trying to figure it out. Surely if he meant that he didn't want her to get all made up for him, he'd say "I like you because of your looks, not in spite of them", implying he liked the way she looked to begin with and she didn't have to change anything?
Wouldn't saying he liked her in spite of her looks make her want to keep on trying to get glammed up until she was also liked because of her looks?
Yeah if he had said, "I don't csre what you look like; what matters to me most is who you are and that is what makes you beautiful" or something, it would have been better. if someone said "i like you in spite of your looks," i would immediately break up with them.
"You may not believe this, but I was good at acting evil."--Karen Brewer