Saturday, March 25, 2017
Girls of Canby Hall #22 Troublemaker and Super Edition The Almost Summer Carnival
While at the pond and with Gigi and Yolanda hidden nearby, Toby complains about Andy's selfishness for no reason when Andy is not even being selfish. This scene occurs only so that Gigi and Yolanda can use the information against the girls of 407. I hate that sort of contrived scene that goes against the girls' personalities.
Laura Lee is a quiet girl who is the focus of the girls' attention in this book, at least when they aren't worrying about Gigi. By the end of the story, all I could think each time I saw the name was Laura Lee Hope, the pseudonym used as the author's name for the Bobbsey Twins series.
This book does not have reminiscing in it. I really enjoyed it.
It's strange how the girls do their own laundry in the early books, but suddenly in this book, they have never done their own laundry.
A hailstorm breaks out most of the windows. The windows are covered with blankets to help keep the rain out. I have trouble understanding how a blanket would keep the rain out. It would help for the first few minutes, but the blanket would get wet and moisture would still come in.
Jane is incredibly rude and snobbish in this book. While Jane has always been a bit snobbish, she is written out of character in this book. Jane is outright cruel.
This book is better than the other super edition, which I did not like, but not by much.