Thursday, October 4, 2012
"THE BRADY BUNCH IN THE NEW YORK MYSTERY" by Jack Matcha Chapter 4
1) PLOT SYNOPSIS – Jan tells Greg she the two men she saw in front of the house on the plane. Greg tells his dad. He dad says there is nothing they can do. Greg tells Peter to take a picture of the men. He does. One of the men drops a brief case on Peter’s camera. The camera cracks, but Peter doesn’t know if the film is spoiled. Greg worries the men know they are on to them….. 2) CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT - When Greg talks to his dad, his mom assumes he is getting advise on picking up girls. Jan worries when the plane initially heads west over the ocean rather than east toward NYC that they are being hijacked. ….. 3) RELEVANT CULTURAL ISSUES – Airline hijacking – a great concern of the time, usually taking planes to Cuba. (When Jan postulates the plane is being hijacked, Greg astutely comments with a frown, “I hope not. A lot of people could get hurt.”)….. 4) HIP SLANG – “From the frying pan into the fire” and “Cooking your own goose” (Two consecutive thoughts from the cliché minded Greg)…… 5) CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL REFERENCES – 707s……. 6) FAVORITE SENTENCE – “Peter felt pretty good as he left the lavatory, but his confidence faded quickly when he saw the obstacle that lay in his path.”….. DID I MENTION THIS NOVEL IS FROM “TIGER BEAT PRESENTS" ?