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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2016-05-22 09:56 am

Read Through: BSC #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? 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 #5 - Dawn and the Impossible Three.
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[personal profile] isabelquinn 2016-05-29 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Mary Anne Spier, for someone who's so shy, you sure can be — "- and that’s the book in a nutshell!

Ha, yes! Maybe that should have been the tagline ;)

But at the same time, I amused myself thinking that Richard probably fears she’ll put up "rebellious" posters of rock stars or whatever, but all she really wants is kittens!

Lmao I was thinking the same thing during that scene. Kittens, Richard! Kittens!

Mary Anne’s insights over the Prezzioso family are also really interesting

The Prezziosos are fascinating. As an adult I find myself way more interested in the adult characters and their various marriages/relationships/friendships and whatnot, but the Prezziosos' marriage intrigued me even as a child.

The scene where Mary Anne takes out her braids has stuck with me after all these years. I’m thinking Richard was probably struck by how much she looked like Alma.

I had that thought too. It's simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking </3