Post by wistfuldreamer86 on Sept 1, 2018 18:07:41 GMT -5
Finally finished the first 10 so I can finally answer this question. I chose Dawn and the Impossible Three. I just liked how the baby-sitting story related to Dawn and her story. I also liked the Kristy/Dawn interactions and the girls watching her grandparents reaction to Richard. That was a fun scene. I also liked that we got a glimpse into Kristy's more vulnerable side in this one and that Dawn tried to understand her and her pov instead of just being mad/competitive with her.
Edit: Booklover, I just saw that we answered in the same way.
Post by eternalstudent on Jul 7, 2019 20:02:16 GMT -5
I chose Mary Anne Saves the Day because I just love the over-the-top bitchiness of their feud! The parts with Jenny are pretty funny and one of the only baby-sitting chapters that I actually bother to read. On top of that, I think Mary Anne looks really cute on the cover.
Going deeper, I find it interesting that if this truly had been the final book of the then-mini series, a lot of the negative things that would happen during the course of the series might not have happened, since anything beyond the end of this book would have been merely speculative: Mimi's stroke and death, Stacey's departure and return, Dawn's unhappiness with being in Stoneybrook, the fire (!), Stacey and Claud's friendship break-up.
Of course, then this board might not have existed , but sometimes it does seem nice when it's up to the reader to imagine what happens after.
I think, though I like 3 and 4 a lot, my favorite is Boy-Crazy Stacey, really good, vivid depiction of the beach, the sense of being on vacation and Stacey really liking a boy, nice feel-good atmosphere with some angst near the end pretty well transitioned in to and out of.
I'm just looking at the books on this list and they are ALL so good. It's hard to pick the best one. This series started out really strong!
I am going to vote for the book that I think has the best re-read value, and that's The Ghost at Dawn's House. Just finding the passage is exciting, then she does all this research into the town's history. I grew up in the midwest so I just loved the thought of a haunted New England town. It reminded me of Sleepy Hollow or something. The story of Jared Mulray is so spooky too.
Post by gertiethedino on May 9, 2020 9:27:16 GMT -5
I went with Kristy's Big Day, but Boy-Crazy Stacey was a close second. My favorite stories tend to be ones where the BSC gathers a large group, because of the different interactions you get to see between baby-sitters and kids.