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LuxKen27 ([personal profile] luxken27) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2013-09-14 07:51 pm

read-through: discussion post - #6 Kristy's Big Day

#6 Kristy's Big Day
Kristy's a baby-sitter - and a bridesmaid, too!

Welcome to the discussion post for week six! Don't panic if you haven't finished Kristy's Big 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 Kristy's Big 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 2013-09-17 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I have a customer who is a Theodora, so probably that?
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[personal profile] kalloway 2013-09-17 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't really come up with much to comment on with this one. Kristy seems to be finishing up her reconciliation of her mother remarrying, even if it ends up being quick (which was probably better than drawing it out all summer, for Kristy).

It's nice to have a new group of kids at least for a book.

The last scene with the four Thomas siblings is really lovely.
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[personal profile] marycontraria 2013-09-18 10:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I still have to go back and comment on the last few books and I hope I'll actually get to that sometime, but I'll say this again: I am so, so enjoying the real-ness of the characters in these early books. They've all got so much more nuance than I remembered/than they had later on.

And now, some comments about this book in particular:

Hey, it's the first BSC day camp!! I know that part of being in BSC fandom is snarking about how this group of 13-year-olds manages to make their whole existence revolve around the neighbourhood kids and how maybe that's unrealistic and weird (because to the extent that it happens in the later books, it is unrealistic and weird), but here? Damn, these girls are just really kick-ass babysitters. So that's kinda cool.

Okay, let's see what else. Karen. She's irritating, but she's also reading very true as a really bright but probably-struggling-with-ADHD kind of kid. Like, I can empathize because I kind of was that kind of kid, but also I am endlessly thankful that she is not a real kid that I have to spend actual real-life time with, haha.

This is the book where we learn one of my fave facts about Stacey: that her all-time favourite movie is Mary Poppins. Well, all I have to say about that is sing it, sister!!, because it's my all-time favourite movie too.

The mock-wedding. I mean, apart from the fact that getting a bunch of kids to stage a mock-wedding is painfully heteronormative and hurts my 2013-queer-activist brain... in the context of the book, oh my god, it's adorable and hilarious.

That's all from me for now, I think. :)