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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2016-08-07 02:08 pm

Read Through: BSC #14 - Hello, Mallory

Sorry this is late, I got distracted by the Olympics!




Hello, Mallory

WHY ARE THE BABY-SITTERS MAKING IT SO HARD FOR MALLORY TO JOIN THEIR CLUB?



Welcome to the discussion post for Hello, Mallory! This post doesn't have an expiry date on it, so just comment whenever you're ready.

What was your favourite part? What was your least favourite part? Any memorable quotes you'd like to share? What had you forgotten about since the last time this book was read? If someone wrote a fic set during the timeline of this fic, what should they write?

There are no mandatory questions or points of discussion for this - anything you want to talk about in relation to this week's book, go ahead!








Next week's book is BSC #15 - Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn



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[personal profile] kalloway 2016-08-07 12:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I remember, as a kid, being very confused by what a tourniquet was and needing to ask my mother because I'd never heard the word before.
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[personal profile] primeideal 2016-08-07 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"It was time to hide my journal (not easy, since I share a room with Vanessa). I put the book in its usual spot under my mattress. (I bet Vanessa knows where I keep it.)"

I like how the second parenthetical basically undermines the first!
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[personal profile] isabelquinn 2016-08-08 10:59 am (UTC)(link)
Ha, me too. A running joke throughout my childhood was that whenever mine had cause to say "where did you learn that?" my answer was always "the Baby-Sitters Club."
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[personal profile] isabelquinn 2016-08-08 11:02 am (UTC)(link)
Haha, yes! I love how later on Mallory knows she can trust Vanessa not to read it because they both respect that writers need privacy. It's a nice dodge of the nosy little sister trope.
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[personal profile] kalloway 2016-08-09 12:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I think everything I (still) know about ballet is via Jessi...

I never realized the range of issues and situations the books tackled (and tackled well!) until I started re-reading. (Along with all the random information in general-- and I know I swiped some of the BSC's ideas when I was a teen/young adult running day camps)
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[identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com 2016-09-06 04:43 pm (UTC)(link)
-This one was always a favorite of mine. There was something really comforting about it.

-I love to read, and I don’t believe that you have to finish one book before you start another. I like to write, too. I keep journals, and I write stories, stories, stories. Sometimes I illustrate them.
Like, d’awwww, her Mal-voice is really charming, and I’m impressed by how the writer has me solidly on her side even though we know the older girls more.

-I so lived vicariously through Mal and Jessi and all their “discovering my best friend” feelings, and I was especially in love with their back-and-forth book-trading:

Jessi stood in front of my shelf. “Horse stories,” she murmured. “Fantasy, mystery. I see lots of books I’d like to borrow. You and I could switch back and forth forever. It would be like having our own library.”

Yeah, that was totally my idea of heaven! Still is!

-You know, it always bothered me how the later narration was like: “But the people who used to be jerks are now discovering how nice Jessi’s family is!”

-Charlotte coming over and bring food and becoming insta-friends with Becca, AWWWW. And she gets extra points because coming over to Stacey’s old house must be hard for her.

- So you can just stop lecturing me about food. If I ate health food, I’d probably turn into a rabbit like you. A skinny, pale rabbit. I’d – ” - this makes me laugh; sorry Dawn. XD I think this is the first time someone’s snapped at her for getting sniffy about junk food.

-“Really,” replied Kristy. “We’ll be like the Three Musketeers. One for all and all for one. Only we’ll be the Six Musketeers.” Love this! As well as her saying she’d refuse to sit for a racist family (which as we know, does happen later). Kristy can get carried away, but when she’s on, she is ON.