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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2016-06-12 09:20 am

Read Through: BSC #7 - Claudia and Mean Janine

Claudia and Mean Janine


Welcome to the discussion post for Claudia and Mean Janine! This post doesn't have an expiry date on it, so just comment whenever you're ready.

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 #8 - Boy-Crazy Stacey
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[personal profile] cinaed 2016-06-13 05:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Real life got in the way for the past few weeks, so I've been reading but not commenting. Anyway, on with my thoughts.

-The B plot didn't really interest me because I couldn't keep track of all the kids, but I loved the A plot.

-Janine and Claudia! I love how as an adult I can understand a lot of the things Janine is trying to say, but it goes right over Claudia's head and turns into a fight, because it feels so believable to me.

-Mimi! I think it's really interesting that Mary Anne is the only person she really gets frustrated with during her therapy. Though oh my heart when they fight. :(

-I didn't feel much about Janine as a kid, but now I'm really feeling terrible for her! I feel like her parents and Claudia have decided she's only good at studying, and don't let her do anything else.

-MRS. KISHI IS THE WORST LIBRARIAN. Sorry, I am a children's librarian and the idea of keeping books from kids (especially non-objectionable books like the Nancy Drew series) is abhorrent to me. Maybe Claudia would do better in school if she was allowed to read more of the books she was actually interested in! Now I want a story about a new librarian who comes into town and starts butting heads with Mrs. Kishi over the collection.
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[identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com 2016-06-22 06:57 am (UTC)(link)
I’m so glad to see this commentary about Mrs. Kishi’s librarian-ship. Honestly, whenever there was a BSC book dedicated to condemning book banning and Mrs. Kishi got involved, I always thought "Uhm, but she won’t even let her daughter read Nancy freaking Drew…" I want that story now too!