Post by virgoscorpio on Nov 22, 2009 12:04:27 GMT -5
This part made me laugh because it was so condescendingly-funny:
"I'll be in charge of taking notes," said Claudia. "Um," I said, "what if the rest of us want to be able to read them?" Claudia giggled. She knows she's a terrible speller. "You're right," she said. She handed the book to Jessi, who has really nice handwriting. Also, she can spell.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
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
that's pretty funny, I think I had caught that mistake too but assumed she brought along her charges
i just read this one for the first time. maybe i'm reading too much into it, but it seems like there's a lot of tattoo-bashing in it. the bad guy has a tattoo, and terry makes a comment about how on wanted posters "half those guys have tattoos all over their bodies." and then of course, claudia loves the tattoo but she isn't exactly the best role model. of course the girls have to be wholesome and sweet, but the whole thing is a little bit unfair, if you ask me. (can you tell i have tattoos? haha)
as far as the mystery though, i actually kind of liked it. it's completely unbelievable and i was rolling my eyes the whole way through, but it was a lot more exciting than some of the other mysteries, that's for sure. i loved that stacey was a suspect, again. it did bother me that dr johanssen (who is supposed to be really close to stacey) never talked about the incident. typically in this situation she would say "stacey, i know you are incredibly responsible and i have complete faith in you, blather blather.." but unless i missed it, i don't see a single mention of her after that. even though they sat for charlotte every other chapter.
Post by starrynight on Jul 28, 2010 12:44:18 GMT -5
Yeah, there WAS a lot of "tattoos=bad guy" talk in this one...I never noticed it before. That IS kind of unfair, seeing as there are lots of people who get tattoos for all different reasons. I'm not one of them, but I have no problems with other people doing it!
Post by oldhickory on Mar 17, 2011 10:44:52 GMT -5
i wonder why bellair's didn't just reimburse stacey. i know that isn't how it works, but they counted stacey's money at the police station, so they KNEW the fake bill came from bellair's. and seeing as how stacey's mom works there and stacey's a loyal customer, they definitely had a chance to make it up to stacey and instead they decided to screw her over. a huge company like that could probably absorb a loss of $10 anyday (a lot easier than it is for a teenage girl).
Well, and keep in mind this is from a tattooed bad girl...I found it a little ridiculous that they thought the criminals were making counterfeit bills on a publix copier. Come on now ladies, be a bit smarter. I would have liked the ending if Mr. Fiske actually had some secret too, like he had a copier for his online dating service or something.
I loved the relationship between the girls in the one and I did like Terry/Stacey combo.
^Mr. Fiske should have had more of a role. Didn't Kristy dance with him in "Stacey's Big Crush?" I think Kristy (didn't she)? also once said Mr. Fiske was sort of handsome? Lol to his "online dating service." He could have helped Claudia and Stacey find Maureen a date and/or factored into giving Claudia the idea of the column in Claudia and the Perfect Boy. Maybe that was when he was "found out."
Oldhickory, I just finished and realized Charlotte really was the "star" of the story. This book might just take the cake for sheer craziness of a parent, charge's in this case, being utterly clue-less. Did neither Dr. J nor her husband notice how upset Charlotte was or how strangely she was acting? For that matter Maureen sure didn't have much to say except at the beginning either. I did like this book, I thought it would have been so cute had Charlotte befriended Georgie Hoyt. However, I think this was the beginning of the change in the mysteries from everyday, possible, to wackier and in some cases, more frightening (for the girls).