(PDF/EPUB) [How I Survived My Summer Vacation] À Nancy Holder


How I Survived My Summer Vacation

DOWNLOAD Â How I Survived My Summer Vacation FREE DOWNLOAD Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Nancy Holder READ & DOWNLOAD How I Survived My Summer Vacation A collection of short stories set during the summer after sopho year at Sunnydale HighWhen sopho year ended with Buffy's defeat just barely of the Master she headed off to spend the summer with her father in LA The theme was RR parties and an occasional shopping spree But things that go bump in the night do. Note April 16 2016 I ve just edited this review to correct a factual error which I discovered had crept in due to my relative unfamiliarity with the seriesI saw and liked the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer which inspired the TV series of the same name and while I was never a hardcore fan of the series I don t watch enough TV to be a hardcore fan of anything when it was syndicated in this area several years ago I used to watch scattered episodes whenever I could and mostly liked what I saw So when I had a chance to pick up this spin off collection of short stories at a yard sale some years ago I did Finding myself between novels recently I picked it up as a fill in read frankly not expecting a lot from it The uality of the stories was a pleasant surprise though in the four and 12 star range but I rounded upMy theory of the life cycle of TV programs based on several examples runs like this show starts with a good premise and good execution and gets loyal fans a few seasons in usually the producers decide to forestall possible fan boredom by introducing increasingly far out over arching plot arcs that take the series away from its original basic concept as fan loyalty slips because they re no longer getting what originally attracted them the producers apply and of the supposed corrective course and finally the series expires From what I could see this happened with Buffy Fortunately for my reading enjoyment these stories are set in the summer between the show s first and second seasons picking up immediately after the finale which I actually never saw of Season 1 in which Buffy defeated and destroyed the Master Vampire Johann Heinrich Nest but not before being herself clinically dead for a couple of minutes after he tried to drown her The five authors of the six stories Cameron Dokey contributed two are all series fans and all professional writers of genre YA and spin off fiction Paul Ruditis at the time had the least writing experience though his first novel was awaiting publication They were aware of each others work and the stories fit into a framework but are also basically self containedThe tone and content of the stories reflects that of the early series episodes as I remember them and the characters incarnate their TV counterparts very faithfully Two stories follow Buffy spending the summer with her dad in LA her parents are divorcing the other four follow Buffy s Watcher Rupert Giles his romantic interest Jenny Calendar Angel Willow and Xander as they hold the fort in Sunnydale Like the series some of these stories have certain internal credibility problems a 16 year old Slayer mixing secret vampire fighting with high school is probably not a situation a real Watcher s Council fighting real vampires if they existed would accept Sunnydale has inconsistent characteristics of both a small town and a large metropolis which sit uneasily with each other and don t make for the greatest verisimilitude and there are aspects of the plotting especially in the last two stories that don t stand examination very well But the stories all feature supernatural challenges and jeopardies with meaningful conseuences affecting characters that you care about and who have to reach inside themselves for the courage and strength to overcome in the situations their interpersonal dynamics are affecting and the evocative prose in some stories notably Michelle West s Dust can have unexpected emotional depth The book also offers at least one jaw dropping surprise and some moments of real tension as well as a leaven of humor in placesDust is probably my favorite of the stories even though the dynamics of exactly how the underlying supernatural situation works are never really explained beyond its effectiveness as supernatural fiction it gives a poignant look at the pains a culture of divorce can inflict on today s families A close second is No Place Like with its masterful use of actual Mexican folklore surrounding the Day of the Dead Nancy Holder s Absalom Rising evokes the darkest feeling of supernatural menace of any of the storiesIn terms of texture explaining the web of relationships describing the settings and delineating the characters the writers here largely presuppose that the readers have watched Season 1 of the series and are fans they clearly assume the familiarity this group would already have However those who just enjoy good supernatural short fiction without really being familiar with the series could still enjoy the collection on those terms But a knowledge of the series enhances the read It can also impart a bittersweet uality in places knowing what became of certain characters and relationships For me as a librarian I d have to say that seeing Giles front and center for a change in several stories was satisfying it s nice to see the inherently heroic ualities of librarians save the day

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DOWNLOAD Â How I Survived My Summer Vacation FREE DOWNLOAD Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Nancy Holder READ & DOWNLOAD How I Survived My Summer Vacation Ogressing to full bloom attempt to stave off the forces of darkness sans Slayer and Slayerettes And Angel grappling with Buffy's brush with death must decide Does he want to be a permanent member of the Scooby GangConcerts Picnics The resurrection of an ancient monster or two Just your typical fun in the su. Great stories about the adventures of the Slayerettes while Buffy is in LA

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DOWNLOAD Â How I Survived My Summer Vacation FREE DOWNLOAD Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Nancy Holder READ & DOWNLOAD How I Survived My Summer Vacation N't take vacation So Buffy's trying desperately to keep a lid on things in LA and to keep her secret identity from her fatherMeanwhile back in Sunnydale trouble keeps popping up in the darnedest places Giles wants Willow and Xander to have a normal summer so he and Jenny Calendar whose budding romance is pr. In terms of plot I enjoyed all of these immensely The writers graced us with two stories set in LA with Buffy as she visits her dad for the summer and we get 4 stories about what is going on in Sunnydale Buffy knows nothing of what the Sunnydale group is doing while she s away and only Giles knows what she is facing in LA It must be mentioned that when I say the Sunnydale Gang what I really mean is Giles Jenny and Angel The short story set did a good job of having those three intentionally leave Xander and Willow out of the loop on the monster happenings in town so that they could enjoy their summer which means they were not really lying to Buffy in 2x01 When She Was Bad when they said the summer had been uiet when it came to monster activity As far as those two knew it wasThe reasons I gave the book only three stars are the following1 Angel s voice was missing completely from these stories Half of the time they made it seem as though Angel had no idea how demons apart from vampires operate While I doubt he knows about all of them they had him asking uestions that a 242 year old vampire should have little need to ask I mean he has seriously never come across zombies before I don t buy that for a second I realize that you need characters to ask uestions to help drive exposition but having Angel be the one to ask certain uestions in these stories just made him sound rather dumb2 In order to build drama they make it so that Angel and Giles don t really get along or trust each other They seemed to have no problem talking alone in a room multiple times in s01 but after Angel saves Giles life numerous times over the last few episodes of s01 Angel is somehow untrustworthy because Buffy is out of town It felt like they needed a way to build character for the two of them and so they shoe horned in a conflict that never existed in the visual canon A on the contentious relationship between Angel and Xander though 3 I feel like the final story character assassinated Xander for no reason They made him seem like a total fuddy duddy who needs help doing basic tasks By the time this book was written Xander was already established as a construction worker on the show and not only that but he was a damn good one Having it be that only three years earlier he apparently dropped anything people put in his hands just didn t seem accurate to me I get that he was not supposed to be the smartest or strongest in the gang but the way they wrote all the other characters aside from Willow as basically thinking of him as disposable really pissed me off Cos while Giles found his inappropriately timed jokes annoying the show never left me feeling as though Giles saw the boy as an afterthought These stories did made me feel that way thoughPS This book was originally entitled How I Survived My Summer Vacation Vol 1 and I thought for years they were going to release at least a second volume After ten years I removed my clown costume and moved on with my life

  • Paperback
  • 276
  • How I Survived My Summer Vacation
  • Nancy Holder
  • English
  • 11 April 2020
  • 9780743400404

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    (PDF/EPUB) [How I Survived My Summer Vacation] À Nancy Holder DNF at around 75%This is a collection of short stories with chapters alternating between Buffy's POV and the POV of GilesJennyAngelWillow andor Xander It is set straight after season 1 ends so where Buffy dies at the hands of the master and t

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    (PDF/EPUB) [How I Survived My Summer Vacation] À Nancy Holder FREE DOWNLOAD Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ì Nancy Holder READ & DOWNLOAD How I Survived My Summer Vacation In terms of plot I enjoyed all of these immensely The writers graced us with two stories set in LA with Buffy as she visits her dad for the summer and we get 4 stories about what is going on in Sunnydale Buffy knows nothing of what the Sunnydale group is doing while she's away and only Giles knows what she is facing in LA It must be mentioned that when I say the Sunnydale Gang what I really mean is Giles Jenny and Angel

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    (PDF/EPUB) [How I Survived My Summer Vacation] À Nancy Holder This is an entertaining collection of short stories that as the title suggests was supposed to show us what the BuffyScooby Gang did during the Summer after the Master was eliminated There are six storiesand as the cover shows six characters

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