August 7, 2013

BSC Super Special #15, Baby-sitters’ European Vacation: I See London, I See France

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 6:40 pm by Jenn

I expect these kinds of crimes against fashion from Mallory, but not you, Abby

I expect these kinds of crimes against fashion from Mallory, but not you, Abby

Summary: Kristy, Stacey, Abby, Jessi, Mallory, and Robert are among a group of students who go to London and Paris on a school trip. It’s boring.

Kristy meets the French-Canadian version of Alan Gray, a guy named Michel who keeps annoying her because he likes her. She rebuffs him until they get left behind on a day trip in Paris, and she has to rely on his knowledge of French to survive. They end up practically dating, and Kristy makes out with only the second guy in her life.

Stacey accidentally picks up someone else’s luggage, and it contains a jar of ashes. Don’t worry, it’s not like that. The man who owns the suitcase brought his late Army buddy’s ashes to France to spread them at Normandy, where they both fought on D-Day. Stacey’s mom is one of the trip chaperones, and she keeps getting on Stacey’s nerves by being overprotective. When the McGills connect with the man and give back the ashes, they both decide to go with him to Normandy to spread them. They have a moving experience and end up bonding.

Jessi meets up with David Brailsford’s troupe and gets to fill in for an injured dancer.

Abby accompanies Victoria Kent when she goes to meet the queen. Abby doesn’t get to meet her herself, but she does accidentally step on the prince’s toes.

Mallory meets her mom’s cousin and learns that she’s related to Shakespeare. She spends the rest of the trip writing, and Jessi has to remind her to enjoy herself.

Robert gets one pointless chapter and spends the trip being annoyed with one of Stacey’s former bad girl friends.

Back in Stoneybrook, Claudia, Mary Anne, Dawn, Logan, Cokie, and Janine are working at the playground camp where everyone was competing to get jobs. It’s boring, too.

Claudia has a miserable time because Janine is asked to sub in for a counselor at the last minute, and Claudia has to take orders from her. Janine is already on edge because she’s working with her ex-boyfriend, Jerry. Ultimately, Claudia gets Janine to calm down, and in turn, Janine stands up to Jerry, who’s kind of a big jerk.

Mary Anne mostly deals with trying to keep Logan and Cokie from spending too much time together.

Dawn is barely an entity in this book, but she does spend a day filling in at a day camp for special-needs kids, which leads to an encounter with Susan Felder.

Thoughts: “Robert is Stacey’s former boyfriend. Mom is Stacey’s permanent mother.” Hee. Thanks, Abby.

Trivia: Mallory’s parents’ names are Jonathan and Diana.

Yeah, I bet this big-shot dance company has no understudy for this major performance.

Mallory, re: an annoying chaperone who keeps going off by himself: “He’s at Virginia Woolf’s house!” Mrs. McGill: “What’s he doing there? Virginia Woolf is dead!” Heh.

Speaking of that annoying teacher, this trip is horribly chaperoned. And I know from horribly chaperoned trips. We were allowed to wander around New York City by ourselves. We were allowed to stay in ski condos by ourselves. But at least we were in high school and somewhat responsible enough to get ourselves from point A to point B without getting lost.

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4 Comments »

  1. Alycia said,

    I think the understudy for the big-shot dance company had food poisoning!

    • Jenn said,

      But only one understudy for the whole troupe? Pffff.

  2. Ramie said,

    Before this book I never would have thought a book about a trip to Europe could be boring.

  3. SJSiff said,

    “this trip is horribly chaperoned”

    I know! They only had TWO CHAPERONES. For about 50 kids. Crazy.


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