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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2013-08-18 10:27 am

read through: discussion post - #2 claudia and the phantom phonecalls


Welcome to the discussion post for week two! Don't panic if you haven't finished Claudia and the Phantom Phonecalls yet - we're all in different time zones, so things will be a little bit staggered. The post doesn't have an expiry date on it, so just comment whenever you're ready.

This is the post to discuss your reading of Claudia and the Phantom Phonecalls.

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?

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!

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[personal profile] luxken27 2013-08-19 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't know why, but I wasn't expecting to like it

I know what you mean. This book doesn't stick out in my mind, either, but the reread was a pleasant surprise, to say the least! ♥
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[personal profile] bscfan38182 2013-08-18 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Ma's burglar alarms are one thing that has stuck with me all these years. Also who can forget the red ribbon code! I also loved finding out it's Kirsten Dunst on the cover.
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[personal profile] rubyscarlett 2013-08-18 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm ashamed to say I placed phantom calls myself when I was young and incredibly bored :p I hope none of the people I called then remember that!
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[personal profile] bscfan38182 2013-08-18 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
LOL. Stupid Caller ID coming along and ruining that option.
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[personal profile] rubyscarlett 2013-08-19 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, that's why I stopped!
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[personal profile] kalloway 2013-08-20 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
When I was about that age, I realized the local prefix spelled 'DOG'. Turns out 'DOG-BUTT' belonged to a local salon and we would call/hang up on them endlessly.
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[personal profile] luxken27 2013-08-19 11:42 pm (UTC)(link)
What was your favourite part?

Definitely the Mimi + Claud and Janine + Claud moments. I really like Claudia's voice in this book, its very witty and snappy. I like that she's so shy around Trevor (very realistic, LOL). I like that Claudia is smart but just doesn't apply herself at school WAY MORE than I like the Claudia who can barely spell or reason logically. Bleh.

But JANINE ♥ and MIMI ♥ ♥ I wish we'd learned more about Mimi's heritage and time in Japan. What made her come to the US, I wonder?

And I love that Janine was trying so hard to be a good sister to Claudia, even if Claud brushed her off for the most part. It didn't discourage Janine.

What was your least favourite part?

Mary Anne's burglar alarms, actually - I can't help but cringe when I read that chapter, even now. The secondhand embarrassment is too much, LOL!

Any memorable quotes you'd like to share?

I shrugged. “Do you think it could be Sam goof-calling?” Kristy’s brother had quite a reputation. And he liked to give the Baby-sitters Club a hard time every now and then.

“It’s possible,” said Kristy thoughtfully. “He’s pretty interested in this Phantom business, but it’s not like Sam to call and not say anything. He kind of likes to leave his mark, if you know what I mean. It’d be more like him to get on the phone and say in a really spooky voice, ‘Woooo, Kristeee. Phantom here. Woooo, you better hide your plastic ring and your charm necklace, because I’m on my way over. …’ ”


“Son,” said Officer Stanton in a more kindly voice, “what did you want to ask her?”

Alan mumbled something that nobody could understand.

“Louder!” shouted Rob from the kitchen.

“Finish your sandwich!” I yelled back.


What had you forgotten about since the last time this book was read?

Why Kristy so readily accepted Alan's invitation to the Halloween Hop, and how nervous/excited she was to be going to her ~very first dance~. I really like "girly" Kristy, I haveta say!
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[personal profile] mkrobinson 2013-08-20 12:43 am (UTC)(link)
I love Mimi.

And Mary Anne's burglar alarms are embarrassing, even more so because I think I emulated her when I first read the book.
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[personal profile] kalloway 2013-08-20 11:13 am (UTC)(link)
- Stacey and Charlotte watching the scary movie, including Stacey asking about cable and Charlotte explaining they didn't have it yet. If Stacey is trying to tune in UHF stations, I can imagine her fiddling with knobs and bunny-ears.

- Kristy being described as small for her age. Somewhere along the line I must have forgotten that completely.

- Mary Ann's father doesn't seem too ridiculously strict in hindsight because he's about on par with some of the stuff my friends' parents were enforcing.

- trigonomulus