Post by booklover85 on Mar 20, 2017 23:22:12 GMT -5
I'm always hesitant in reading Mallory narrated books because she always gets treated like crap in every single one, except for Mystery Diary. Which books did Mal have good luck for once and get a happily ever after?
Post by mallorypike on Mar 21, 2017 3:49:19 GMT -5
Umm, gosh, practically every Mallory book Mallory was treated horribly. There's Mystery Diary as you mentioned, and a few other BSC books Mallory DIDN'T narrate such as Mean Janine when Mal volunteered in the play group and in Ghost at Dawn's House when Mal was a second sitter and in Goodbye, Stacey, Goodbye, Mal was also a second sitter. I heard that in the All New Mallory Pike, Mal finally gets good luck and she eventually becomes happy, but during the book, her roommate acted like a pain in the neck towards her...so idk if this counts.
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Post by Sideshowjazz1 on Jun 5, 2017 2:41:46 GMT -5
I would argue that Alexis was too small a part of The All-New Mallory Pike to be a "Mallory torture porn" as some would call it if it was a TV show. I don't mind Mal's bad luck as much as I mind her attitude in some books. Mallory Pike, #1 Fan (is that the right name?) was awful for her. I mean, first she accused her favourite author of writing lies because she knew from the author's history that she'd never experienced that kind of life, then wrote a really insulting play about her family and didn't want to change it because she didn't want to "lie". Of course, she ended up learning that fiction didn't need to be as true to life as she thought - as long as it had a true emotional core that inspired feelings in the readers, that was the important part. But still, her attitude there was horrible. Especially in her play. I know she changed it, but in one version, the Vanessa character came in while rhyming about why she wasn't more like "Valery". It was horribly narcissistic.
But my question for that was whether she was OOC or not. A lot of the time, she is. Plus often the girls are mean to her for a reason she can't control. The Super Specials have had Stacey and Claudia do that. California Girls was an exception, since she was borrowing money and dyeing her hair, so Jessi had a right to be distant. Though Jessi's behaviour in some other books shouldn't be passed...
And speaking of which, does anyone else think Mallory's attempt to make friends with the kids in Mallory and the Dream Horse was cringable? I was all "Could you please STOP being so obvious? They only just met you, girl!"
"We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates, "Psycho"