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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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Graphic Novel!

[personal profile] baseballchica03 2016-06-14 10:01 pm (UTC)(link)
I've been skimming but not really commenting on these posts because I don't really find the "here is a stream of consciousness list of all the things I thought about ____ book" to be conducive to starting conversation. It's kind of too much for me to just see the walls of text and not know where to jump in to the conversation. It's easier for me to have say, here is a thread about Claudia and Janine's relationship, here is the thread on how Mimi made me sad, here is the thread about the B plot instead of having it all jumbled in all over the place.

But anyway, Claudia and Mean Janine is one of my faves, though, so I figured I'd be remiss if I didn't at least try to participate a little!

I'm re-reading the graphic novel, and I love how much Raina is able to communicate about the tension that's still there between Dawn and Kristy just using their facial expressions and body language. (Or more specifically, Kristy's deal with feeling jealous about Dawn and her growing friendship with MA.) It's one of the little things that I love about the graphic novel versions of these books. It adds another dimension to stories I've already read over and over many times.

photo of a panel with kristy giving dawn the side eye. she has a huge grin in the panel just above it.
Edited (fixing the img src code) 2016-06-14 22:04 (UTC)
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Re: Graphic Novel!

[personal profile] impy 2016-06-19 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
The graphic novels are adorable and totally worth hunting down. They manage to hit the same warm/happy place in my heart that the early BSC books do and I didn't really think that was possible.