Post by booklover85 on Mar 10, 2017 1:33:47 GMT -5
Why doesn't Kristy take the public bus home after every club meeting? I think it would save everybody a lot of trouble. Charlie would spend less on gas and get a life of his own and Kristy wouldn't have to worry about getting a ride to every meeting.
Kristy could have walked with Claud or Mary Anne to their homes, come with them to the meeting and take the city bus back home. Could that solution really work in the books?
That's a very excellent question, Booklover85! In several books, the BSC girls do bus up to Washington Mall and several other places as well as take the train down to NYC on their own.
I suspect that Kristy did take the public bus to BSC meetings some days, but it was just not mentioned in the books.
And I suspect Charlie was looking for a way to earn cash where he wouldn't have to take a mall job that might interfere with his homework, especially in his senior year, so he probably gave rides for money to different people, including Kristy and Abby sometimes, sort of akin to a cab or uber driver.
They emphasized the rides from Charlie in the books, I think to keep Charlie relevant and to detail the BSC treasury.
I suspect Kristy and Abby caught the bus more often than the books admit.
Large towns like Stoneybrook, which is so close to New York City, have an often surprising network of buses and cabs.
I'm very glad the BSC girls don't have to rely on their parents to drive them everywhere.
Post by nancydawes on May 30, 2021 11:13:05 GMT -5
I was about to say Stoneybrook doesn't have a public bus that really runs through their town. There's only one mentioned in book 6 and then poof, it was gone. It's only mentioned again in that later Mary Anne book that there's one that runs from stoneybrook to washington mall which is like a half hour/hour away.
I was about to say Stoneybrook doesn't have a public bus that really runs through their town. There's only one mentioned in book 6 and then poof, it was gone. It's only mentioned again in that later Mary Anne book that there's one that runs from Stoneybrook to Washington Mall which is like a half hour/hour away.
Yep, Nancydawes, there actually is bus service in Stoneybrook.
And no, just because the buses aren't mentioned in some books doesn't mean that the buses magically vanished.
I suspect Kristy and Abby take the bus to meetings far more often than is mentioned in the books
Stoneybrook is not any tiny one-horse town in the middle of nowhere.
The BSC regularly take the train from Stoneybrook to New York City on their own.
Mary Anne in Mary Anne's Book and Karen in Karen's Plane Ride get a taste of true small town life when they visit their grandparents and both initially experience a bit of a culture shock.
Verna's friends tease Mary Anne a bit about being a "city girl."
Stoneybrook seems to be a rather large town to me.
I often think of the 1980s song Life in a Northern Town by Dream Academy when I read the BSC books.
This beautiful video below so reminds me of the BSC and of Stoneybrook and how it was just a short hop away from NYC and not far from other major cities either.