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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2013-09-08 10:26 pm

read-through: discussion post - #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three

Dawn and the
Impossible Three


Welcome to the discussion post for week five! Don't panic if you haven't finished Dawn and the Impossible Three 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 Dawn and the Impossible Three.

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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This Book!

[personal profile] bscfan38182 2013-09-08 04:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Is it just me or is this book the first that is full of inconsistencies? There are several that I found:

1. The notorious M&M Incident
2. Vanessa is at a violin lesson (I don't know if that's ever mentioned again but I don't think so)
3. Dawn says that jobs offered to a member outside of meeting times can be accepted without offering around (WTF?!?)
4. The barn is "not very big"
5. Dawn says the brownies smelled "divine". This is NOT the Dawn I know.
6. There is no way Later Kristy would have allowed Dawn to take all of the Barrett jobs. They would have gotten spread around.
7. It is so weird that the girls refer to Watson as Mr. Brewer in this book.

That's all I can come up with for the moment.
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Re: This Book!

[personal profile] luxken27 2013-09-11 05:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it is weird to read about Dawn eating junk food (she indulged in the Gummi Worms in the last chapter)! I liked this early version of Dawn, though - less rigid in her beliefs and her disposition. She handled the whole kidnapping thing with aplomb IMO, considering she's 12.

I think only Dawn refers to Watson as Mr. Brewer, which makes sense since she doesn't know him all that well (yet).
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[personal profile] mkrobinson 2013-09-09 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
I never really understood why they were deemed "impossible". I always felt for the Barretts.
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[personal profile] luxken27 2013-09-11 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
This book reminds me of why I actually like Dawn - the pre-pining-for-California Dawn, at least. (I have Thoughts about book #23, LOL). I thought she handled the whole kidnapping thing well, and her fight with Kristy.

Ann M has all the subtle ability of foreshadowing of a brick, LOL. Already hearing about how Mallory is so great, and she'd make a great baby-sitter? Hmmm... ;)

Mrs. Barrett drives me crazy. It seems so selfish of her to always be model-perfect and put together, only to leave her house and her kids to languish. And it had never crossed her mind that her ex might try to take their kids? Really?! Maybe its the modern world we live in, but considering how nasty their divorce supposedly was...

I also thought it was weird that Mrs. Pike knew so much about the Barretts, but then I realized I thought it was because the Barretts had just moved into the town/neighborhood. I guess because that's the way new clients/characters are introduced in the rest of the series? IDK. But she was helping Buddy with his family tree and I was just sort of like...wow. I guess she's quite friendly!! :P
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[personal profile] kalloway 2013-09-13 11:27 am (UTC)(link)
I got the feeling that Mrs. Barrett was a stay-at-home Mom who didn't tend to need babysitters and that was part of the issue - suddenly needing to find a job after probably close to a decade was a real event for her (especially after a nasty divorce). I felt bad for the whole family, to be honest, and Dawn handled everything well.

There was a lot of good development for Mary Anne, too, with her room redecorating.