Post by Sideshowjazz1 on Sept 14, 2016 4:09:58 GMT -5
Hmmm...I'm just remembering the playground thing in this book. Who had their own chapters besides the club this time? I remember Robert having one chapter when he rejected Jacqui (well, she was asking for it), but anything else? I keep thinking Janine should've had a chapter, but I don't remember her having one. And at that point, I don't remember her being in any other Super Specials, when she should probably get some POV. She's probably one of my favourite minor characters. I'd rather hear from her than from, say, Karen.
"We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates, "Psycho"
Not much special in any of the plots but all pretty OK (the Claudia-Janine conflict was a little forced). Interesting to see Jacqui and Robert again but I would have preferred if he had been more attracted to her. Mallory being related to William Shakespeare and how she reacted to it was entertaining and even better that she realized it would be more interesting & fun for her fiction writing to be more fictional.
I didn't like the early interactions between Michel and Kristy much, Michel seemed a little too annoying even though his harmonica-playing wasn't (so it was also a little annoying that Kristy was so bothered by that). The idea of them saying they were just acting like friends and that that became more genuine was nice though.
Edit: Also in some of the illustrations it was interesting that Jessi looked so tall, about as tall or taller than Stacey (her height usually is emphasized but not that much) and OTOH Abby looked short, about same as Kristy's height (or else Kristy looked not short). Mallory looked nice in the internal illustrations with straight and medium-length hair.
Is this the one with the reference to the Baby-sitters Club wet t-shirt contest?
Yes. Cokie says something like, "If it isn't the Baby-Sitters Club wet t-shirt contest. Not that anyone would notice."
I was so shocked by this talk in a BSC book! 😂 It was like I was reading a different book all of a sudden! I only picked this book up a few years ago and second time I’m reading it and just up to this part. I don’t think I was concentrating on it much the first time I read it. It’s fun reading about the “good ol’ days’’ of travel (this one and USA).
I was shocked at that too when I first read it. I was like "Mmk, I'm growing up and the BSC is too. Cool." LOL.
I thought that scene was hilarious and so realistic.
I just wish all the BSC girls had gone to Europe, not just some of them.
Perhaps have half of the BSC go for the first two or three weeks while the other half takes the playground jobs, then have the first half return and take the playground jobs and the second half go to Europe for the second two or three weeks.
Also, it would have been better for them to visit maybe the U.K, but also Germany and/or Italy.
France and Paris are far too overused in too many books.
I've visited Paris and it's not necessarily more "glamourous" or "romantic" than London, Berlin, Rome, Venice or Geneva.
And not all Parisians are "sophisticated" and fashionable.
It would have made this book far better and more intriguing to visit other places besides London and Paris.