Glad to hear that Terry's dad got into a different occupation where they could do away with the secrecy. That would be awful. I might have to break down and read FF - at least #9. ;D Do Stacey and Terry go out?
Nope, Stacey's not really in it. Kristy and Abby are on the debate team and go to Washington for a tournament, and David is there with another school competing in the tournament. I think Kristy and David end up on the same team, but it's been a while since I read this one.
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Post by inconstant heart on Apr 22, 2008 11:57:36 GMT -5
Eww, I'd forgotten about Charlie checking Tasha out! Icky. But maybe she looked like Laine, the thirteen-year-old who looked eighteen/nineteen. (Or you could go with some of the posters on the bsc_snark community, who have a disturbing theory regarding Charlie's willingness to ferry the BSC around).
One thing that bothered me about this mystery (even though I really like it) was the scene where the guy dropped the bag of counterfeit money. Why would he do that? Stacey and Charlotte didn't see anyone chasing him at that point, and, really, if you're being chased and you think it's rival counterfeiters or the police or something, WHY would you DITCH THE INCRIMINATING BAG OF COUNTERFEIT MONEY??!? Stoneybrook criminals have no sense. No wonder they get caught by thirteen-year-olds.
Post by inconstant heart on May 24, 2008 9:38:47 GMT -5
Ah, *lol*, I don't even remember making that comment. (I sound crazy, heh!) From what the book said, the bag was pretty heavy and everything. Wouldn't the counterfeiter have realised he'd dropped it? I mean, I don't understand how you could drop a bag of counterfeit money (which you'd probably be really nervous about carrying around too) and just miss it.
It was fun reading it. I had bought this book and the BSC activity book to read and write in during a road trip that year. I thought it was cute how Charlotte was so worried, but realistically, why was Stacey put on the spot for having that fake bill? One time my sister had a 5 dollar bill that turned out to be fake and they just told her she can't use it, and didn't do anything else. If Stacey said the bill came from Bellair's, they should have gone after them instead after confirming that Stacey was just there.
I liked this Terry too by the way, he and Stacey sounded awesome together, I was glad to see him again in that friends forever Kristy book when they went on that trip.
And it was cute how Claudia loved the moon and stars tattoo on the suspect's earlobes, but it was dangerous putting the babysitting charges at risk by having them spy on a criminal.
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Post by virgoscorpio on Dec 15, 2008 17:51:27 GMT -5
There were two things I found interesting about this book and wanted to comment about:
1. There is a big oopsie! in the book. I forget what chapter it is in, but Stacey comments about how Mal and Mary Anne had sitting jobs and couldn't come to investigate... but then awhile later, Mary Anne is in conversation with the girls doing detective work. Ummm didn't you forget she was babysitting?
Bad, bad babysitter!
2. The comment about the Canadian two-dollar bill with the robin on it was funny to me. Partially because it helps to note how dated the books are. Canada hasn't had a two-dollar bill for over a decade, I believe, and we have replaced it with a toonie (pronounced two-knee. Our one dollar coin, we don't have a bill, is called a loonie).
I guess because Canada is so proud of our loons... bwaha
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