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ozqueen ([personal profile] ozqueen) wrote in [community profile] stoneybrook2016-08-28 01:34 pm

Read Through: BSC #17 - Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery

Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery


Welcome to the discussion post for Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery! 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 #18 - Stacey's Mistake

(Anonymous) 2016-08-30 04:40 am (UTC)(link)

Vegetable blouse! Poodle hair clip! I think this is one of our first truly random Claudia outfits and I love it.

Wow, we're only in October! Time is starting to slow as the time warp sets in, I guess.

I do believe this is the first mention of Cokie Mason!

Interesting that she acknowledges some feelings are hurt by the club choosing each other over their old friends.

I kind of love Mary Anne reading about Beth's death to feel better.

Jackie's robot costume sounds pretty awesome, tbh.

I appreciate that the scary letter package includes the dash in baby-sitters club.

I love when the BSC goes into mystery-solving mode!

I want a dusty, spooky library, too, Mary Anne!

I love how all the normal mishaps and illnesses, even Jamie's Halloween fears are all BAD LUCK. Jackie wrecked stuff! Claud failed a spelling test! It must be a curse!

Yeah, a bird in the house is pretty terrifying.

Oh my god, 18 sandwiches. I am never having 8 kids.

Old Man Hickory!

I love how consistent they are with the details of who lives where—Kristy arrives because she's driven, Mary Anne still lives across the street, Jessi is nearby, Dawn and Mal came over together.

I love everyone planning how they're going to sneak out! It's all tailored to everyone's personalities.

LOL at Charlie driving them to the graveyard. Like he's got nothing better to do. (And it kills me that Kristy ASSUMES he will.)

More continuity! David Michael remembers going to Morbidda D's house for lemonade!

I absolutely believe Mrs. Porter knows about and plays up the witch thing. There's no way this isn't all her.

I can't believe Mary Anne is a Stephen King fan! I feel like they would upset her too much.

Charlie just kind of goes along with it. They must be paying him the big bucks.

Charlie DIRECTING LOGAN TO THE GRAVE OMG. Now I want to see Charlie and Logan bonding over the insane women in their lives. Or just Charlie and Logan bonding, period.

Ha! Kristy's mind is completely blown at the idea that Cokie and Grace are the bad luck.

I love this ending, how they accomplished this crazy scheme and get to feel good about themselves afterward! This is my favorite type of BSC book.
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[identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com 2016-09-12 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Charlie DIRECTING LOGAN TO THE GRAVE OMG. Now I want to see Charlie and Logan bonding over the insane women in their lives. Or just Charlie and Logan bonding, period.
I know! I‘m picturing them just staring at each other at first and being like “*resigned sigh* Of COURSE you’re here.”