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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?

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Next week's book is BSC #18 - Stacey's Mistake

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[identity profile] redsilverchains.livejournal.com 2016-09-12 04:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Yessss, this book. SO MUCH FUN. The past two books have such “grown-up” and serious topics in them that it’s great to have this one go all batshit with the Halloween curses and the paranoia.

First things first:
I opened the book to the scene where Beth dies. And that is how nine-year-old me got totally spoiled for Little Women!

+“Too late,” Kristy announced as the bell rang, signaling the end of lunch. “You can abandon us tomorrow, Logan.”
Logan grinned.

I always really liked their relationship. I like that outside of the respective relationships with Mary Anne, they’re comfortably jokey with each other and bond a lot over sports (sometimes to the point where even Mary Anne feels excluded). Idk, it’s just super cute that Kristy feels comfortable teasing her
BFF’s boyfriend, and vice versa.

+it’s been mentioned before that Claudia loves to read crime newspapers and so, it seems, does Mary Anne. I guess the BSC LOVING mysteries didn’t just come out of the blue to kick-start the Mystery series.

+wait, Jessi has braces?

+ I’ve never seen the President of the United States sitting in a director’s chair, wearing a visor. Do it for the BSC, Obama!

+ Oh Jackie and how he just shrugs it off when his robot falls apart. You know, he should get more credit for being so chill over his Walking Disaster tendencies. Also…Archie takes up tumbling? Who gives a four y.o. tumbling lessons?

+my first thought was that Tigger had been kittennapped *clears throat* It’s coming…

+”You’re afraid!” “You’re right!” Boy, judging from her drill sergeant behavior in this book, Kristy is on FIRE when she’s afraid. I mean they actually looked up SPELLS, I can’t. Scrapings from the underside of a sea snake! And Kristy was trying to scold them into being SERIOUS about it! And it WORKS – “we were more afraid of Kristy” lmao. I also have to laugh at Mary Anne semi-trolling Kristy with the spells later.

Something that kinda bothers me:
What do we do first? Claudia whispered as soon as we were inside. Umm, am I missing something here? Where’s Mrs. Kishi?

+ Georgie the Casper Expy! Only a shy, introverted kid like Jamie would think of overcoming his anxiety and entering a contest just so a fictional character can win.

+ Yeah, I am giggling at how all the typical disastrous babysitting happenings are ~totes bad luck. I’d freak the heck out over a bird in the house though, and bleggh, the tooth. Can’t stand to see loose teeth.

btw, I want the Daddy Stew backstory so bad.

+ Claudia was afraid it could mean the end of junk food. THE HORROR. I like how they put this on par with death and destruction.
I like how Mary Anne wants to gloat at Grace’s jealousy of Logan. :D

+ I wasn’t sure whether Kristy would have thought it was funny that I saluted her. Lmao, I just love that a goofier/snarkier side of Mary Anne’s friendship with Kristy is coming out in this. Like, there’s the semi-trolling earlier, but also how she tries to maneuver Kristy into canceling the whole sneak-out event.

+ omg Richard actually says the words “ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties.”

+ yeah, the last two chapters were just…pre-teen girl id-city to me back then. Scaring the crap out of the bullies by giving them a dose of their own medicine! Your cute boyfriend hightailing it to the graveyard just in time to see your victory! Laughing and giggling it out with your friends at a fun mansion sleepover!

+ I love Kristy defusing the tension at the very end by suggesting another ~spell. Get Boo-Boo, good Lord.