I am really confused by the fact they spent 2 weeks in nyc. In Get Well Soon, Mallory!, Mallory mentions that NYC is close enough that they can just call it "the city." The book made it seem like none of them had ever been to new york before, when it was certainly close enough for field trips and family day trips. In Welcome Home, Mary Anne, Dawn, Sunny, and Mary Anne easily sneak off for the day. I mean, you can easily take the Connecticut to NY commuter train. There's even a line CALLED the stamford line that goes from the city to westchester to connecticut. I mean, it's a very easy and relatively cheap journey. I just don't understand their excitement, given that they live in Connecticut.
^ Me neither. I mean, they could just up and go to New York and be back before the afternoon. I mean, if it were really that far away then it would have cost quite a bundle. At least more than a couple of babysitters can afford on a spur-of-the-moment thing. Personally, I think it is just because of the glitz in comparison to Stonybrook, so it didn't matter the distance between the two places.
Post by wanderingfrog on May 12, 2006 10:46:29 GMT -5
Dawn's never portrayed as a chicken anywhere else, though. She did seem a bit OOC in this book.
It wasn't just in this book. She was also ridiculously afraid of everything in the first BSC trip to New York in #18 Stacey's Mistake. (OMG, alligators in the sewers!) But I agree with you that it's OOC -- she's not a chicken the rest of the time and it doesn't seem realistic that she'd be so afraid of NYC.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Listen-through Progress: #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary (November 1989)
I must agree that Claudia was really rude to Mallory in this book. I have seen a lot of people in the past make fun of Mallory, and I understand she can be a bit annoying, but I do like her, she is a dork, kind of like me. she seems like the underdog and I have to cheer for the underdog.
Claudia's letter at the back of the book is on the same page as Alistaire Harrington's, who is seven. Did anybody else notice a definate similarity in spelling and grammar?
Deer Mary Ann and Stacy, We are back in Englund. It is nice. I licked New Yurk. I rememberized the names of your freinds. Rowena licked the toy store. Love, Alistaire
My New York dairy is finished. I showed it to mom and dad and Janine. They thought it was grate. Mom even thought my speling had imporved but I an not so sure. Claudia Kishi
I wonder if it was intentional. Speaking of the Harringtons, what did you guys think of them? I loved them when I first read the book but I'm not so sure now. They seem too much like the stereotypical posh English kids. Sometimes they were really cute though, like Rowena saying her balloon is her pet dog, Travis Balloon.
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Post by sotypical42483 on Jun 27, 2006 18:06:52 GMT -5
Rowena and Alistaire were so sweet and cute. I really liked them. And their names are so cute!! Love it.
One thing I'll NEVER understand about BSC SS's - whyyyy do they always have random kids/people they are exchanging mail with when they get home?! Alistaire, for example, and then in BSC in the USA, Jessi sends a letter to that lady she met at the Plantation... like, you met a person for 20 minutes so now you're pen pals? I don't get it.