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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2016-08-14 12:02 pm

Read Through: BSC #15 - Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn

And now to discuss the most ominous sounding book in the entire series...

Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn


Welcome to the discussion post for Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn! 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 #16 - Jessi's Secret Language

(Anonymous) 2016-08-18 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Dawn as treasurer is so weird! Also amusing when coupled with the comment later about not helping Jeff with math.

Mal had chestnut brown hair in the last book, and now it's dark. When does it turn red?!

Aww, Dawn wanting an induction.

Oh, Sharon. This must be so painful for her to consider sending Jeff back to California. :( I am really feeling for her this go-round.

I think it's kind of interesting that this is a Dawn book. It seems like Dawn would be the one going on about pageants being sexist, but I like the note that she needs some fun with all that's going on with Jeff.

Even I have to admit that Karen's reaction to the pageant is adorable.

Is it bad that I'm already tired of the Perkinses and they've been in... how many books?

"her father has some other important job" - LOL, Dawn doesn't know what Mr. J does

“Not really. I’d rather read.” - Me too, Char. Me too.

Claire and Margo's terrible talents are cute, too.

I love Claire's answer of what she would rescue. And Claire being a giant ham. I really love Claire. Karen singing fifteen verses of The Wheels on the Bus is cute too! And her not being able to pick between rescuing Andrew or her pen that writes in three colors. She's genuinely adorable and not obnoxious in this book.

Sabrina Bouvier singing Moon River, oh my lord.

Whoa, Margo being asked what she wants to happen in the year 2010!

I love how it turns into BSC kids vs. everyone else.

I'm with you, Myriah, I'd rather have a shopping spree at Toy City than go on to another pageant.

This book was pretty cute! It was nice to have a cute story to contrast with Jeff moving back to California. And now the clock is starting on Dawn leaving too. :(
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[identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com 2016-09-02 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
nggggl I’m so stupidly behind on this reread ~

Maybe the title is supposed to be referencing pageant announcers being like "And the winner is...[contestant]!" idk. I never got it.

-I never reread this one much. The Jeff subplot was just too sad. My heart breaks for Dawn but especially Sharon – this is gonna happen to her TWICE, poor thing
“Sometimes,” I said, “I feel more like your sister than your daughter.”

“Funny. I feel more like your sister than your mother.”

Like…awwww, my heart. But also OUCH, my heart! Knowing what’s coming.

-Anyway, every YA book I’ve ever read about a pageant is upfront about how sexist they actually are. Pretty interesting how every single one of them acknowledge that they know it’s sexist but go through with entering their kid anyway.

-Well, except Mal and Jessi. I love how they were both so vehemently opposed to the pageant!

-hah, the girls have now gravitated towards what I call their meeting-mode positions. Kristy in the chair, Mallory and Jessi on the floor (usually fiddling with something or other), and the other three on the bed. And, when Stacey comes back, she’ll be with MA and Claudia on the bed and Dawn moves to Claud’s desk chair. The useless random trivia I’ve retained from BSC, I s2g

-I’m glad that things didn’t explode into TOO big a fight this time. I mean, they did get competitive but not to the point where there had to be apologies after.

-big LOL at David Michael kidnapping Andrew from Let’s All Come In. Its cute how this isa a shoutout to him talking about Old Bad John in SS1.

-couldn’t stop cracking up at Claire and Margo’s talents! And at 2/3 of the triplets constantly trolling them. And yay to them for being themselves during the questions instead of goody-goody pageant-heads!

-that said, Myriah’s answer is adorable despite being manufactured. “Now you stop that!” And yeah – who’d wanna graduate on to another contest when you could have a toy shopping spree!

“Are you sure you don’t want to sing a different song?” I asked her, just to be sure. “Like ‘Tomorrow’ or ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’?”
-hah, Claire gets a Somewhere Over The Rainbow obsession in one of the mysteries. Don’t worry, Dawn, it’s coming.

/whoops, fixed my comment. *facepalm*