I think this might be the worst super special. Period. There is so much in this book that made me just go WHAT?!?!?!
The gist: All of Stoneybrook Middle School (except for Logan!) are going to the Leicester Lodge in Hooksett Crossing, Vermont, for a whole week. They’re off for a week of fun winter sports and the Winter War, a competition that pits half of the school against the other half. Fun! But the weather is being a bitch, making for slippery roads. One of the SMS buses skids off the road, but no one gets hurt. One of the other groups staying at the Lodge, a group of elementary school kids, is not so lucky; their bus flips or something, and all the teachers have to go to the hospital, but all the kids are fine. So, the BSC, because apparently they don’t really want a vacation, volunteer to watch the sixteen kids for the week, with some help from the teachers…yup, they’re even bunking together…DUMBASSES!!!!!!
And of course, each girl has some event or something to deal with…
Kristy: She’s the organizer for the Winter War AND she’s her team’s captain. So, she’s all competitive and bitchy and pushy. She gets pissy when people don’t want to participate, and she gets even pissier when people mess up…She even breaks a kid’s ankle…sort of. She pretty much bullies this kid into cross country skiing, and he breaks his ankle, and she feels all kinds of guilty. But he forgives her and even asks her to dance at the dance at the end of the week.
Mary Anne: She’s apparently the nerdiest person in the history of SMS, as she’s the first person to ever volunteer to be the trip historian. But instead of working on her paper, she moons about Logan, and obsesses about all the hot bikini-ed girls in Aruba. Oh, and she tries to research the legend of the lodge ghost, but, like so much else in this book, it doesn’t really go anywhere.
Stacey: Meets a boy. And she’s in love, and he’s in love.
Claudia: She’s dumb enough to think that her 25-year-old ski instructor likes her, and she’s totally heartbroken when he introduces her to his wife and two kids…
Dawn: She’s homesick and klutzy and has a fight with Mary Anne. Boring.
Jessi: She’s organizing the talent show, and she’s afraid to participate in any of the athletic events, cause she thinks she’ll hurt herself and never dance again! Oh, and she dances at the show, and everyone applauds and she finally feels like she belongs…[wipes away tears.] Oh, and she thinks this bitchy girl from the elementary school is racist. Turns out she’s homesick and she’s bitchy and she’s called Pinky.
Mal: is an idiot. She’s attempting the whole lame-o Harriet the Spy thing again AND she’s absolutely terrified of the dance. To the point where she hopes they have to evacuate before the dance…stupid bitch.
So, thems the major plot points. Not much good clothing in this one, cause they’re wearing a lot of snow gear. However, Claud has some impressive skiing goggles…
And that’s all I can say about this one…it was dreadful. Seriously trying to forget.