^ ;D I don't have any neighbors close enough to spy on or I would. I did occasionally try to spy on neighbors parked next to us at horse shows. ;D I also was doing some interesting "people watching" (actually people listening since they were outside and I could hear them through our walls) last year at the Disney campground. ;D
Post by sparklymouse on Nov 9, 2008 21:13:51 GMT -5
I liked Island Adventure because Claudia kicked butt. Even if she did dress inappropriately for a sailing race.
I also liked Snowbound and Starring the BSC because they took place in Stoneybrook and therefore seemed within the realm of possibility. They were called *Super Specials* after all, not *Outrageously Unbelievables*.
My favorites are Island Adventure (even if it is ridiculous and should have been longer than the convenient long weekend off). I agree with Sparklymouse that it was great to read about Claudia taking charge and doing so in a calm, cool, and collected way. I really wish later books had followed up on this. Instead most Claud descriptions resort back to her being "the artistic yet perhaps not so bright one." I still love Snowbound and except for Dawn/Kristy fight, Baby-sitters on Board was a lot of fun.
Least favorites: Aloha, Summer Vacation, and Starring the BSC.
Post by m0drnmoonlight on Apr 1, 2009 1:04:36 GMT -5
Favorites: New York New York (despite all the stereotypes about my home city in it...and Claudia's fight with Mallory was stupid), and Snowbound. California Girls is starting to grow on me too.
Least Favorites: Here Come the Bridesmaids. It was incredibly boring and Mary Anne was unbearable in it. The "subplots" were pointless. I also don't like BSC in the USA, though I was so excited to get it when it first came out. None of the different storylines were significant to me, and Stacey's fight with Claudia was stupid. What is it with Stacey always going into b*tch mode when she's on vacation?
My favorites are Island Adventure (even if it is ridiculous and should have been longer than the convient long weekend off). I agree with Sparklymouse that it was great to read about Claudia taking charge and doing so in a calm, cool, and collected way. I really wish later books had followed up this instead of resorting back to Claudia being the artistic yet perhaps not soo bright one.
Claudia is also calm and collected and resourceful in Baby-sitters' Haunted House, I noticed. Probably because this was "her" book and she began and ended it by talking about her summer English paper. I do like these instances a lot, when she's perceptive and has good ideas.
Post by pinkkdiamond on Jun 22, 2009 23:09:06 GMT -5
My favorite was Babysitters Remember... i loved hearing about the past, and stuff that was just different from the usual books. But, i also loved California Girls, and the Summer Camp one.. I loved how Mary Anne tried to step up to her snobby cabin-mates, and snuck across to see Logan! So funny.
I hated Aloha, Babysitters.. too much history, and just plain boring. I also didn't care for Snowbound. I missed a few of them.. I'm bidding on ebay for a few of the specials in the middle. I need them all!
But, what amazes me... is the amount of fabulous vacations these 13 and 11 year old girls have been on. I haven't been on anything that great, and I'm much older. I mean, come one... a disney/bahama's cruise, skiing in vermont, an island adventure, hawaii, california, a european vacation, and a freakin' road trip across the country? What lucky girls ;-)