Post by maddieruns on May 24, 2007 18:12:41 GMT -5
Aw, I liked Thrash's gift to Dawn at the end of the book... I thought it was cute.
I still couldn't believe that nobody recognized him! Wasn't Thrash like a beach celebrity?? You'd think someone would surely recognize him...
and if everyone really believed that Thrash was dead, wouldn't the police or the landlord investigate or check out his house? It seemed weird that Dawn was doing all the detective work... but then again, I guess that's how the BSC mysteries are.
^ Agree about not believing no one could recognize Thrash. Just because he got a haircut? Also about the police not finding out more. This mystery didn't add up for me. Usually, I don't mind the BSC solving things and a lot of the unrealistic stuff but this one was just very strange to me. For some reason, Thrash also gave me a creepy vibe. I just had to edit that sentence because I realized I typed "Travis". ;D Maybe I'm getting Thrash confused with "Dawn's older boy" and that's where the vibe is coming from.
Post by sotypical42483 on Sept 8, 2007 23:29:56 GMT -5
Ugh, 20?! Maybe I'll have to re-read cause their interaction is a bit fuzzy to me, but that just sounds weird and creepy Which I guess is par for the course for a BSC book Why was he giving Dawn his ring anyway? Wasn't it like, his prize possession? I really don't want to have to re-read this to find out, lol. I'm still muddling through...I don't even know what it's called. Some CA Dawn mystery about a clown.
ps; hannah montana has got to be one of the most annoying shows on tv.
^ I also found the ring thing really strange. Kind of reminded me of Travis in Older Boy. Maybe Dawn just attracts them somehow (probably because they sense an "easy target" - something I don't like to think about....)
Post by booboobrewer on Sept 9, 2007 1:04:21 GMT -5
I think he just gave her the ring to remind her of him...or maybe he felt he owed her something for her helping him out. He wants to tamper with the surfboard of the guy who tried to kill him, and Dawn tells him "two wrongs don't make a right" and talks him out of it. And any attention he gave her was always surfing-related; he told her she would be a good surfer one day, gave her a sea-related nickname, etc. Not really all that creepy. But I did wonder why they made him so much older than her.
^ Agree. I also agree his actions weren't all that creepy, which is why I'm not sure what gave me the creepy vibe. I just thought it was a bit strange that he took such an interest in Dawn (but I guess I had a lot of older boys at the horse shows who were nice to me when I was a kid. They were usually friends of the family, though, or of family friends) Maybe it was the name "Thrash" that for some reason reminded me of Travis. Who knows ;D
I just finished this book and I was actually kind of enjoying it until I realized it was Thrash working at the concession stand and how could no one else have recognized him. Kind of weird. The subplot with the Arnold twins was also kind of dull. Not my favorite mysteries, but I think there have been worse ones.
I really liked this one! The mystery plot definitely meandered, but I loved reading about Dawn and Sunny and their 'beachy' lives. I always appreciated the CA Dawn books because I found them to be a refreshing change from the CT books. That Thrash, a local surfer superstar, went totally unnoticed for weeks just by cutting his hair and removing his jewelry requires possibly the largest suspension of disbelief in the history of the BSC mysteries. At least Dawn came in 3rd in the surfing competition. I totally expected her to, you know, win 1st place!, since she is a BSC member and all. But I thought 3rd was pretty realistic for the BSC.
Overall, I found the book fun, not because of the mystery but all the beach stuff.
This wasn't my favorite BSC mystery, but I still love anything to do with the beach--maybe because I don't get to go there very often. The closest beach to me is about 8 hours away, so I live vicariously through the BSC. :-)
I think I kind of prefer the Sea City books to the CA books, though.