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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?

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Next week's book is BSC #8 - Boy-Crazy Stacey
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[identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com 2016-06-22 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Oh that’s right, there was a whole Mystery dedicated to Janine hiding her love life! Shows that she’s the one who’s expected ONLY to concentrate on what she’s good at, meanwhile, Claudia goes to school dances with boys all the time and has fun.

I would love to read fic about Janine going away to college and completely letting loose and going wild because even though the pressure to get good grades and Be Smart and Succeed are still there nagging in the back of her mind, it's suddenly not ever-present in her face all the time

I could see this. She is most likely going to a college where everybody is at her intelligence level, so I can see her feeling much less pressure to stand out. It’s like going to a college where everybody else was also the valedictorian in high school, so you feel less pressure to be THE smartest. This happened to me in the jump between elementary and high school actually, and tbh, it was all for the best.

And hee, I just noticed your icon! <3