I just finished rereading this one, and I've got acouple of comments:
- Is this the first book where Franklin, Mrs Barrett's boyfriend-fiance-husband is introduced? His last name in this is Harris, but in every other book it's DeWitt.
- Jessi the Super Sitter. Why was she so tired? Mary Anne and Stacey have both done the mother-s helper thing, and none of them were boasting about being a Super Sitter or anything like that. Was Mal so incompetent that Jessi had to do everything?
Post by sugarmonkey on Feb 20, 2006 8:49:56 GMT -5
Maybe Mrs. Barrett swithed boyfriends. Oh wait, the kids names are the same. INCONSISTENCY. Jessi was younger than MA and Stacey when she helped out. I know the BSC isn't suppose to consider age. You're right, Mary Anne never mentioned that she had to be a super sitter when she and Stacey did it. Oh, I want to go reread this one now.
My mind is in chaos and its only cure is your banging it against a headboard-Mary Ann, Amsterdam! Amsterdam!
^ Me toooo! This one isn't overly memorable - although who can forget the Toby-likes-Mallory plotline. He looked at her "appreciatively"?! COME ON. A sturdy eleven yr old with wild red hair and huge glasses is not usually the object of a supposedly cool 15 yr old's affection. Particularly when there are gorgeous blondes with looo-ooo-ooong silky hair and sparkling blue eyes running around. I had to laugh at Mallory's comment I was liking the way he was making me feel ... ew *gets mind out of gutter*
there's so much goodness inside Mallory, that after you've known her awhile, she starts to look pretty - Jessi Ramsey
Oh god, Toby and Mallory! Hilarious. Remember that illustration of her standing on the porch waiting for him to come pick her up? And she's got all those pins stuck in her shirt! Stylish. I like how Stacey got semi-snarky in this book, wondering what Toby sees in Mal.
You know, my boyfriend is 3 years older than me but his birthday is 4 days before mine, so for 4 days he is "four years older" than me. We have always joked that it would have been hilarious if we'd met when we were younger and for 4 days he was 15 and I was 11. A 15 year old and an 11 year old is beyond inappropriete!
I've always really liked Sea City, Here We Come. I love the cover illustration, it's so cute.
Post by booboobrewer on Feb 24, 2006 19:46:21 GMT -5
Okay, am I remembering incorrectly, or did one of the pins they bought for Mal have a picture of Stephen Hawking on it? Among others like Janis Joplin, etc.? And Claudia didn't know who any of them were but picked them because they looked dibble or something.