|Babysitter's Winter Vacation
||[Nov. 3rd, 2016|09:15 pm]
Baby-sitters Club Snark-fest!
All right, I have to do this one. Now. This is the most fail-filled book I can think of in the entire series. There's unhealthy levels of boy-obsession, privilege out the ass, mind-blowing disregard for safety of children, wild accusations of racism based on nothing resulting in the mistreatment of a child, bullying that makes you feel bad for Dawn, dreams of pedophilia...wait, feeling bad for Dawn? Yes, it'll happen!
Bold italicized phrases, like this, are exact quotes from the book. There will be a lot of them. So I'm just disclosing right now that that's what that means.
Stop! Cover time!
Aren't they awfully close to be throwing snowballs at each other? Larger image. I can't tell who is Mary Anne or Kristy, or who is Stacey or Dawn. And a week of fun this won't be. Only Stacey will really have an enjoyable time, and Mal a bit. Kristy's too competitive to have fun, and Dawn will cry, and Mary Anne will be hearltess and mopey, and Jessi will see racism where none exists and be mean to a kid, and Claud will be hurt because a grown man won't become a pedophile.
Oh. Spoiler alert. Yeah.
( French fry, pizza, this way.Collapse )
This book... It's THE book. THE one where the worst case of a crush on an older guy happens, THE worst reason to expect someone is racist, THE most blatant shows of Mary Anne's codependency, THE most everything. The ineptness of the adults is also only just beginning.... Hold on to your heads and pad the walls. You're going to need it.