I looked through the boards and couldn't find a thread, maybe I missed it but just in case. What are everyone's thoughts on this book? I just finished reading it and actually found it interesting. I liked how we got to see another hobby of Claudia's besides art. I liked her being into photography, I myself find it interesting. I also actually liked the subplot with the " A day in the life of Stoneybrook" book they send to Dawn. I thought it was really cute. Any thoughts?
I have always loved this one, though I'm not sure why. Probably for nostalgic reasons since it was one of the first mysteries I owned. I always read it around the time of my birthday in August since that is when I got it (I'm so strange with having "moods" for different books). Since I haven't reread since then, I don't remember too many details but did like the subplot and all of the stuff about Claud taking pictures. Reminds me of how I literally took 1000 pictures on one Disney trip - thank goodness for digital cameras ;D I might reread sooner than August, though, so I have more thoughts.
I don't remember too much about this one also. But I loved it when each member stepped into Claudia's room and how she took a picture of them right when they did. And they did their own little reactions.
Post by booboobrewer on May 29, 2007 11:21:20 GMT -5
Count me in for liking that too. I like how Mary Anne immediately threw her hands in front of her face.
I love this book, probably because I just like photography. I always read it in the summer because it has a very summery feel to it (not just because Claud's in summer school!) The mystery scared the crap out of me when I was a kid, now it's like "oh, hmm." I like how Janine is featured a lot here. Oh, and the subplot is great! I thought "A Day in the Life of Stoneybrook" was a really cool idea.
Post by maddieruns on May 30, 2007 20:28:39 GMT -5
Wow, re-reading this book made me remember how much I liked my photography class in highschool. Now I feel like going into the closet and digging up my old camera.
^I liked the subplot too. I've never heard of "A day in the life...", before reading this book, now i want go to the library to check it out. It seems pretty interesting.
I wish we could have seen the pictures in "A day in the life of Stoneybrook"... that would have been awesome, and it would be fun to flip through the pages to see pictures of the Rosebud Cafe, a Krusher's game, and stuff like that, to see what Stoneybrook actually looks like.
Just read Empty House and liked it how they mentioned Claudia's interest in photography. Glad she used her darkroom in that one too as I wondered if she only used it for this book. I always enjoy seeing consistencies like this and mentions of other books. I can't wait to reread this one soon. "Saving" it for closer to my bday next week.
Just reread and loved it as always but am not sure why. Maybe it is the nostalgia factor as this was one of the first mysteries I read and owned and I read it at the same time now every year ;D Anyway, I really liked how the girls looked through the photos for clues - a nice change from the typical "spying" (of which there was plenty) The kids and MA and Claud snapping so many pictures reminded me of how I was when I first got my digital camera. I think I took 1000 pictures on one trip to Disney (not exaggerating, either) ;D At least my camera was digital, though, as I can't imagine how expensive film would be for the girls.
^ Agree. I think this is one of my favorite chapter 2s. I enjoy a lot of the mystery ones, though, including Mystery in the Painting where she is imagining doing portraits of each sitter. I like it when the descriptions are tied to the plot.
I finished the book, and it was possibly the worst mystery ending ever. I can't believe that 1. the detectives would take those photos seriously as evidence, 2. They would be enough to get a confession out of the criminal, and 3. THE BSC WAS ALLOWED INTO THE FREAKIN' INTERROGATION ROOM! I know the books have to bend reality, but this was just insane.
^ Agree that it's very, very unplausible but a nice thought ;D Have to admit that I didn't even think anything of it. I tend to overlook a lot of the really unrealistic stuff lately (if I like the book ;D)
Post by booboobrewer on Aug 9, 2007 17:04:02 GMT -5
I would not have wanted to be in the interrogation room and wouldn't have expected some of the shyer ones like Mary Anne and Mallory to go without a second thought, either. Kristy volunteered them like always, right? She was like "We want to BE there when you arrest him!" Ugh.