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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2013-08-31 11:45 pm

read-through: discussion post - #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day

Mary Anne Saves the Day


Welcome to the discussion post for week four! Don't panic if you haven't finished Mary Anne Saves the Day 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 Mary Anne Saves the Day.

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] kalloway 2013-09-01 12:29 pm (UTC)(link)
The excitement over a VCR! Though I don't think my family had one til the early 1990's (same with a microwave and CD player). I remember being in awe that the parents of a friend had a TV in their bedroom. Two TVs in one house!

Everyone has a lot of really petty moments in this one, and at the same time, Mary Ann is really maturing. I'd forgotten how Dawn first appeared in the series - that's all a lot of fun.

I think it must be strange for pre-teens reading the series today considering how many obstacles in the series would be solved via cell phones, which they've probably not known a time without.
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[personal profile] bscfan38182 2013-09-03 10:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Loved the VCR hype too. This is one of my favorites. I love at the end when the girls can't remember why they're mad. I also love the introduction of early Dawn (before she became all crazy)
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[personal profile] luxken27 2013-09-09 11:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Slowly but surely I'm catching up! LOL :)

I always forget how much I like this book until I read it again. It's hard watching the girls fight, but I like the way Mary Anne's friendship with Dawn evolves - and I'm a sucker for their parents' romance, too :P

I really like this Dawn - I wish she could've stuck around. (Literally and figuratively.)

Reading about the fight always takes me back to the reference [personal profile] ozqueen makes to it in her Richard/Elizabeth story =)
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[personal profile] luxken27 2013-09-23 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
The fandom tends to label Mary Anne as passive aggressive, but honestly, I don't see it - at least, no more than the other girls.

I think it's more from the later books. I see it especially in, like, #50 and #88 (both of which are Dawn's narrative, interestingly enough...)

Richard doesn't seem that strict to me.

Yeah, as an adult, I can totally see his perspective on the situation much, much more clearly - when as an eight-year-old (or even at 12!) the whole braids-and-clothes thing overshadowed his reasonableness :P