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Logan Likes Mary Anne! (RS#10)

Original Publication Date: 1988

Ghostwriter? No

Synopsis:

It's the start of eighth grade, and there's a new boy from Kentucky, Logan. Mary Anne has a crush on him, and he on her. They start hanging out: he attends a BSC meeting to see if he might join, they babysit Jackie Rowdowsky together, go to a dance, and a party...which turns out the be a birthday party for Mary Anne. She's so stunned when a cake is brought out that she runs out. But things are okay pretty quickly. Logan ends up an associate sitter and Mary Anne adopts Tigger.


Established or continued in this book:


The Girls:

Claudia candy: gumdrops and pretzels in her pillowcase, Doritos

Mary Anne and Mimi are close enough that they kiss in greeting, which further confuses me on Mary Anne's claim in RS#4 that Kristy' mom has been like a mother to her.

Stacey can imitate Porky Pig.


Their Families:

Louie is starting to look unhealthy.


The Club:

New clients: Mr. Ohdner (two daughters), the Rodowskys (mom is Mariel, kids Jackie, Shea, and Archie, "pet" grasshopper Elizabeth; Logan likes to sit for them)

First associate member!


SMS:

Students: Logan Bruno (8th), Erica Blumberg (8th), Shawna Riverson (8th), Kara Mauricio (8th grade), Bruce Schermerhorn (8th grade), Justin Forbes (8th grade)

Staff: Mr. Peters (8th grade homeroom), Mrs. Rosenauer (8th grade gym), Mr. Kingbridge (vice-principal)


PSA time:

Ugh. When you want to use a collective pronoun as the subject of a sentence, use "we." If you mean it to be an object, use "us." E.g.; "We babysitters stick together." Not "Us babysitters stick together."


Misc:

Fail. Stacey supposedly finds out in this book that Cam Geary dates Corry Lalique but that was mentioned in RS#9 when they had a sleepover at Dawn's house. Or maybe her diabetes makes her prone to memory problems.

I think it's fitting that while I type about the book in which Mary Anne gets Tigger, my husband's cat, Eddie) is sleeping on my lap.

Ha, I put stickers all up my door like Gabbie Perkins when I was a kid.


The numbers:

BSC Fights: 2

SMS Staff: 7 (3 7th grade, 2 8th grade, 1 elective, 1 vice-principal)

Students: twenty-three 8th graders

Clients: 12

Types of candy in Claudia’s room: 20 (bubble gum, butterscotch candy, a chocolate bar, cupcakes, Ding-Dongs, Doritos, gumdrops, Hershey's kisses, Ho Hos, jawbreakers, licorice, licorice whips, peanut M&Ms, regular M$Ms, pretzels, Ring Dings, root beer barrels, salt water taffy, Snickers, Twinkies, Lifesavers)

Crushes: Claudia-1 (Trevor Sandbourne), Mary Anne-2 (Alex, Logan Bruno), Stacey-4 (Toby, Pete Black, Scott Foley, Sam Thomas)

4 comments:

nikki said...

Thank you!

When you want to use a collective pronoun as the subject of a sentence, use "we." If you mean it to be an object, use "us." E.g.; "We babysitters stick together." Not "Us babysitters stick together."

BSC AG said...

It bugs me so much. The authors/editors of these books get so many things right: using "I" and "me" properly, using possessive pronouns before gerunds, then go and screw this up. Someone suggested on a different review that it may have been because that book was narrated by Claudia, but it's a running theme.

Sadako said...

I love these early books where they establish everything for the first time...associate sitters, boyfriends, Tigger.:D

charmecia said...

i agree
in fact, this is actually my favorite book out of all the series. For it focuses on much more important things, not to mention i thought it was cute of mary anne and logan to hook up.

this book is basically good. that's all i can say.

lol at alan gray putting m&ms in his eyes to make himself look like annie. LOL!

this is also where jackie rodowsky makes a appearance too(which is cool with me)