^ Oh, I totally hadn't thought of that either but another really good point. Hayley is already so annoying in that book. She was pretty annoying in this SS too. Her huge tantrum always makes me laugh ;D
oookay i ordered this on amazon...haevn't read it in FOREVER...and it finally came...yay!! this has probably been mentioned: but why the hell iss claudia so SHORT???
and seriously, can someoen PLEASE answer me this question? Which one is Haley and which one is Jeff on the cover? REALLY! The one in teh blonde looks like a girl, but jeff is supposed to be really blonde, and the brunette looks like a guy??
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Post by fluffycakes on Jul 10, 2007 15:54:37 GMT -5
This one gets my vote for one of the worst covers ever. I've had the book for ages, and only recently did I realize that Kristy was on the cover. She's so mannish, it's sad. I don't know why it took me so long to realize it was her, or who else I thought it might be. I guess I never really noticed her. Poor Kristy.
And I can't distinguish between Haley and Jeff, either, but I've always assumed that Jeff was the one in the blue.
The illustrations are pretty bad in this one, too. What's up with the terrible artwork for this book?
^ I think Hayley is only 9 and Jeff is 10 but that's pretty close. Actually, I think Jeff was a bit more mature than her in this one. He was pretty helpful while she had the major tantrum (though I probably would have, too ;D) Maybe the different behaviors were influenced by Dawn's attitude towards them, though.
^ I actually liked Jeff better than usual in this book but it seemed kind of out of character - except in the book where he baby-sits for the little girl and they make the house of cards in CA. Usually, he is the obnoxious comedian and seems a bit immature. I wonder, though, if they can't pick a personality or if it is that Jeff doesn't really "know" himself.
Post by sotypical42483 on Aug 9, 2007 13:07:58 GMT -5
I don't think the writers put enough thought into Jeff's character to decide that he doesn't "know" himself. I mean I could see them putting that energy into one of the main BSCers, but not a random sibling because honestly, no one reading the books is going to care enough one way or another about him. I think they just change his personality depending on what they need from him - much like they do with half of the other characters in the series.
Post by wanderingfrog on Aug 12, 2007 10:43:50 GMT -5
I mean I could see them putting that energy into one of the main BSCers, but not a random sibling because honestly, no one reading the books is going to care enough one way or another about him.
Um, I love Jeff. Normally I hate Dawn, but I love Dawn/Jeff interaction, because it reminds me so much of my own relationship with my brother. I think it's the most realistic sibling relationship in the series.
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^ I agree, even though I am an only child and don't know from personal experience. From what I've seen, though, their relationship is realistic. I don't always like their relationship (like when she goes to him for advice in Wicked Stepsister - that seems really immature) but I think that is realistic, too ;D