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!Download Book ☢ The Mystery in Arizona ♀ Di Lynch s Uncle Monty has invited Trixie, Honey, and the rest of the Bob Whites to his Arizona dude ranch for winter vacation There will be lots to do horseback riding, swimming, festivals but Trixie is hoping for an activity that isn t on the usual list She wants another mystery This book is so bad I have a hard time articulating the ways in which it sucks Let s hit the easy targets first, heap big stereotypum, ugh Completely offensive, on every level Also easy to complain about the didactic and horribly stilted writing It sounds like a travelogue about Arizona written by aliens This book reads as though it was written by a corporate committee The characters, completely unreal, completely stereotypical.There s just nothing about this book to like. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Thought this was in the 1800s Moms and Dad I thought it was a mistake the first time, but she said it again That means Arizona is out for this Beldon, but definitely there s some weird speech in several places in the book groan, groan groan, groan, groan are they saying the word groan, or are they actually groaning Never seen that in a book before that s for me But definitely Here we go again That s insensitive for Di to run in saying they re going to Arizona knowing Trixie mig Thought this was in the 1800s Moms and Dad I thought it was a mistake the first time, but she said it again That means Arizona is out for this Beldon, but definitely there s some weird speech in several places in the book groan, groan groan, groan, groan are they saying the word groan, or are they actually groaning Never seen that in a book before that s for me But definitely Here we go again That s insensitive for Di to run in saying they re going to Arizona knowing Trixie might not go.Family coming out of the woodwork You should list all at once all her brothers Thought Bobby was a random neighbor kid, gathered the plump little boy into her arms Why didn t you say that was her brother immediately Th Then I I c can go too many stutters.A lil draggy, especially cuz I dragged it out a while We knew she was going to Arizona so I wish that whole school scene all the moaning literally moaning about grades not being able to go had been much shorter SheHoney Miss Trask had gone off in the wheelers luxury trailer to find Jim, after he had run away from his cruel stepfather What Are they not related This is the first Trixie book I ve read, so Idk anyone or their connections I thought it was weird how the stewardess just sits down tells them she s Apache I ve never been on a plane before, but that seems highly unorthodox Jim is Honey s adopted brother I find it ironic Trixie her friends have either written reports on Arizona, the Indians, or Mexican culture Di said I m going to be a stewardess someday Trixie sniffed You ll nvr be that smart Now, Trix, don t be rude You re failing your classes, so why would YOU say something about someone else not being smart that sounded so incredibly snobbyrude a stewardess isn t a genius That woman talked about places she knew, so obviously she knows all about them they re sharing things they know Di says she knows about the Lost Duchman mine Trixie says I m not very interested in gold mines, Trixie said flatly Rude again I thought it sounded interesting I m disappointed that she isn t interested in that, because I m interested in it hey, isn t Trixie supposed to like mysteries adventures I thought the Hassayamp river if you drink from it, you ll never tell the truth again, and the little saying they have for Hassayamp liars was cool was the mine that quickly got shut down from Trixie Bristly Trixie frowned looked down her nose I know it s sandy, but I didn t think it was bristly How did she not understand how the desert is bristly Cacti, other dry, prickly plants Can t believe Mart would say you re not a true apache woman cause she served the women first It was an out of line thing to say I don t think you could get away saying that in real life Also, that s how apache women acted in the past, not necessarily now it didn t seem like true plane protocol Seems like they re on a private flight At one point, I literally forgot they were on a commercial plane with other people on board They didn t describe anyone else on the plane Love the insight on Indians How Navajo Indians greatly respect their women the women serve the men first Can t believe they didn t know what a pi ata was You don t have to be Mexican to know that They can trace their lineage back to Aztec nobles That s cool But how you do even begin to do that They have cool customs, like the one of MaryJoseph leaving hay for the wise men in their shoes, them giving their thanks by refilling the shoes with candy The boys have had lots of experience waiting tables at camp, they re all grand cooks Well, isn t that extremely convenient They re ALL great cooks waiting tables isn t the same as cooking What kind of camp did they turn to cookwait tables at Dolefully has been used several times and it s only page 76 She s already repeating words a lot.Think of another way for your characters to express emotion I swear everyone s spoken dolefully at some point.The mystery hits us from the get go The family quits Rosita is sad about her jewelry she probably isn t wearing any jewelry because she feels it wouldn t be in good taste What does that mean Oh boy No one noticed that Rosita is acting odd, sad about her jewelry Looks like Trixie is the only one This lil mystery is too weird I m probably irritated because I can t figure it out Their family was threatened but Maria remained Didn t she want to go with her husband All indians love jewelry That s really stereotypical.They all talk like proper grown ups Which doesn t match with their ages when Mary, Honey Trixie were talking like westerners, how would kids know how to talk like that It sbelievable with Mart, cause he s in high school In fact, I forgot what grade the girls were in, never knew their ages I like how her friends offered her to skip the luncheon dishes she says it s her fault about her grades so they shouldn t suffer I like when characters have morals, realize what s rightwrong, and know the right thing to do.I thought this was a ghost story So disappointed somebody was out there, that somebody was crying Who could it be why was he, or she so unhappy This does not make for a good mystery Figuring out why people are unhappy This may have been the moment I felt this book plot, what I thought it would be like slipping away from me.THIS is the snippet from the back of the book It actually seemed like a mystery when I read that lil blurb in the local book shop But reading it here, why it s nothing It s not even interesting Jane says I did, but how did you know Trixie asks was it you crying Jane said she was crying in the beginning Jane Brown doesn t act like that someone 10 years out of high school Throwing herself on the bed wailing Then telling Trixie to go away But Mommy is too dumb to know that Well that s nice He s only in the first grade He shouldn t be talking like that.Everyone s pretty Di, Brian, Maria, Rosita, Stetson It s just unrealistic Or Arizona is the land of beautiful people If you have not finished those 3 rooms by 8 15 the guests will return to them may keep you there indefinitely That sounded crazy every single guest is lonely looking to talk that they d hold up a worker from doing their jobjust chat their ears off That s unrealistic I m surprised the cra zee and puh leaze were in here sounded like teens today you mean both Di Honey s dad s are millionaires That seems unrealistic too she s as poor as a church mouse Aren t you, Trixie Trixie laughs I can t believe Montey said that I thought that was rude she s so smallslim, she looks cute in jeans That was a weird thing to say R u trying to say she looks young Oh boy Mr Wellington wants to work on his vacation because he s had experience with serving ppl because his kids used to bring a lot of friends overhe can make rlly good lemonade Well, look at that Then Jane Brown jumps in wants to work too, on her vacation, with the accounting Well, imagine that Who works on their vacations Di talks weird Me for bed Me for a hot shower it s annoying how ppl think Trixie is making things up or lying.Interesting about what all a bandana can do it can do a lot their chaps, bootsropes I have a feeling in my old bones that Maria is suddenly going to disappear then I could have fun What They skipped right over the dance the whole reason they went there a week early What the heck I was so interesting in hearing about the big custom that would be educational to see So she sold her jewelry to that woman Gosh this mystery is so lukewarm everyone s nice, just misunderstood What do you know This is all so unrealistic Not even one person is truly mean.Can t believe it was just about jewelry She told her parents to buy a modern machine, her dad cut his hand She simply needs money If only Maria would quit, I d be as happy as a queen So Mrs Sherman, the rich snooty woman, isn t actually rich she likes working.This book is so repetitive We ve heard about her low marks throughout the whole book.She gets thereshould be studying but gets distracted, or helps Mrs Sherman unpack Then Honey offers again to cover for Trixie so she can do her school work says she won t go riding without her If that was my friend and I d already covered for her once she was still blowing off her work, I d be mad Don t be silly, Trixie said rather crossly I don t feel much like riding, anyway, if you ll just stop bothering me, I ll have these problems corrected before the rodeo Wow, Trixie goes again being really rude unlikeable Her excuse was that she had to or Honey wouldn t have gone riding You didn t have to say it like that Ok, one of the last mysteries falls to the wayside, as did the previous ones Tenny is a PhD student, simply saving for money Don t the guests wonder why kids are serving them Who would want that It would be weird if kids served me food.A whole book of guests with talents that can help run the ranch not only talent, but the willingness to use them They ALL wanted to work there On their vacations I thought Tenny was a bad guy I can t believe Trixie just upsaid she knows he s faking I thought that scene was gunna end way differently I thought he d get mad threaten her, because I thought he was a bad character Doesn t the author know she made him look bad the girls are good at talking They talk to ppl older than them adults really well I marvel at that, cuz I wasn t like that as a kid Jim asked coldly, Did you correct all of those problems I m surprised Jim would treat her like that, cause she isn t her sister Why worry about him Tenny demanded He s as happy a little boy as I have ever seen I know, Trixie said What He hasn t been happy any time we ve seen him Why would Trixie agree to that, and is Tenny delusional only much prettier than the ladies you see in western movies So they get hags in western movies That s not true at all since when is Jane Brown terribly shy Or shy at all I like how throughout the book, ppl mention Trixie likes adventure mysteries and solving them I solved the mystery this morning when I talked to Mrs Sherman also when I talked to Tenny But you didn t really solve it Outright asking them them just out telling you is not solving anything A mystery is when you look for clues solve it on your own That s why this fails as a mystery All too well do we know that when you trip the light fantastic, you trip, period Huh You were the belle of the ball, honey, Mrs Sherman told her No, you were, Jane argued There was too much emphasis in this book on people being pretty looking pretty, and the belle of the ball.Di, Honey them told Trixie she d be the belle of the ball if not for Mrs Sherman her sack dress Which I think they re making fun of She knows that Petey wants to be with the other Orlando s, wherever they are, but nobody paid any attention to Trixie when she talked like that nobody except Rosita Why don t they believe her Can t believe her husband died I wonder how No wonder she stayed behind with Petey, because her husband wasn t alive so they argued Maria stayed with Petey because the family believed in old customs The Mexicans, you know, are really cousins of many of the southwest Indians Wow I did not know that Rosita may know where the Orlandos are now why they left so suddenly That s a long shot Wow Trixie says that she wouldn t be surprised if Maria her son left, even the next morning I was thinking no, because Maria has been so adamant in staying I especially didn t think they d leave the next morning they do It s too much I was pretty sure Maria would leave last evening, Trixie said smugly I m honestly surprised that she didn t go last weel I know she s happy to be right, but that s a little insensitive Do you miss her Don t you feel bad for the effects on the ranch of her leaving Honey is the only really sweet, compassionate likeable character.Mart says do you expect us to set the tables too Honey says You don t ever have to set a table again We girls will manage the dining room as long as you boys do the cooking Wont we, Trix Trix just nods, like the doesn t really agree with it Honey was awesome for saying all that Really great girl Trix should have said all that, too I just didn t like Petey, not even a smidgen I think he s a brat Yeah I get he misses his family, but that s no call to act like that He should accept his mom s decision to stay there frankly, the things he yells out sounds too bizarre I knew it was some kind of festival or ceremony from the beginning, but the way it was said sounded too crazy He didn t have to say eating skulls Maria is so Americanized that she almost but not quite makes fun of Mexican customs That sounded way too mature for her to say When has Maria made fun of any customs The only real surprise is how Maria had been prepping the guys to learn to cook before she left That truly surprised me, that she had been planning to leave Everything else, every surprise in here wasn t very surprising So my prayers were answered She exclaimed Maria has gone Now I can have some fun around here You could have cooked WITH Maria if you so desperately wanted to work on your vacation wow, does anyone miss Maria Now I know why you kept saying you hoped Maria would leave You like to cook When you and your husband had that restaurant, you must have done the cooking That was obvious from the get go I m surprised Trixie was slow there Scram, she yelled What on earth are you doing in my kitchen She s been likeable Don t ruin it here at the end They know Uncle Monty he hired them, such as it was You have not been approved to work there yet You re getting territorial over a kitchen that in no way belongs to you I can t believe Sherman asked what tacos are no one knew what pinatas were I knew from the first moment Petey started describing eating skeletons heads that it was some sort of festival.Back when I thought this was actually a mystery book I thought someone had threatened the Orlandos off the ranch The ape man I can t believe I didn t think specifically of the Dio de Los Muertos festival maybe their own special family day of the dead is tomorrow No that s so unlikely, it s weird to even say Who has their own day of the dead if they honored tradition they wouldn t have their own date that cave like place Petey told you about might be some sort of tomb That s another kinda weird thing to say A cave could be a cave Skeletons being candy makes sense, though.The ape man must have been a pi ata Disappointing They re making up things it s all long shots, cuz they have no idea that was weird too Cause he said ape man, made it sound like a man A pi ata doesn t look like an ape man they probably felt he wouldn t understand might even make fun of them so they just left There s no way Monty would have laughed you owe your boss an explanation You never just take off.how long have they been working there Less than a year Cuz if it had been longer, Monty would know of their yearly ritual.Jim saying all of a sudden that they re probably celebrating an ancestors birthday just didn t seem right to me I hate that they have to piece all of this together, which may or may not be right They re just throwing out possibilities, some of which sound wrong Could be celebrating an ancient Aztec custom that only they know Whoa, this is getting crazy Di mentions twins Idr her having twin siblings He only started school this fall, didn t he Can he really write well enough to read Trixie sighed As usual, you re not making any sense, Di How well he writes has nothing to do with how well he reads Di pretended to sulk I meant, was his writing good enough so you could read it Trixie giggled Just about If you knew she was joking, why did she say that there she goes, putting her friends down again Bobby s letter just had missing letters in it the author could have done better in the misspellings Dere Trix I fee th chikens ver day I go ridn.LovRobert Belden I realized there were too many problems in here After the Orlandos were solved, I thought that was it But was hoping they d get a call that explained everything, instead of us settling with all the things the kids came up with.Mention Wellington s kidsRosita I forgot all about her troubles A pretty girl and two tall boys Another pretty character Oh boy Of course I was hoping knew Wellingtons kids would show But when they do show up right before, right after Trixie is talking about them, it s too unrealistic Aw SallyBob and Billy mention hanging out I wonder if they ll have an adventure in another book Oh no Spoiler Diamond in a pincushion on the wheelers estate another finding a red trailer.Oh wow, Di says Honey usually helps Trixie solve mysteries I didn t notice that in here.The trailer is where they found Jim Trix Mart got kidnapped in the trailer Orlandos are coming back Of course we knew that I was hoping for that the whole book Celebrating a nobles birth How do they kow his bday Why are they celebrating He didn t find the lost city Sounds like he had an average life after that having the reason they left be the very reason Jim thought of was too unrealistic Who would guess it was an ancestor s bday Gee, thanks Trixie tried to make her voice sarcastic Why Jim says he gives you E for Excellent Effort Brian says they re giving you vacation No need to be sarcastic, even if you didn t mean it.I can t believe how this ended Didn t get to see Rosita get her money Or get her jewelry back I feel gipped It wasn t as resolved as it could have been This failed as a mystery Didn t show western life that great Ruined by studying and working All of that should have been cut out of here Yes it was all for a good cause, but they deserved a vacation there were some big stereotypes in here Like all Indians loving jewelry Rosita wanting to be a stewardess What a dream Can t Indians do anything else That s like having them all work at casinos.Hope the other books aren t like this are actually mysteries.Seeing ppl s reviews that this isn t the worst in the series, so I m hoping others will deliver that they should my little sister has been loving this series so I decided to try one of them This one was so fun I loved the Nancy Drew feel to the mystery And I love the characters Loved it my little sister has been loving this series so I decided to try one of them This one was so fun I loved the Nancy Drew feel to the mystery And I love the characters Loved it The Trixie Belden mysteries fall into some broad categories This one is one of the the mystery isn t really a mystery episodes, with Trixie picking up on some strange events and trying to make themsinister than they turn out to be Most of the entertainment in this book comes not from the mystery, but from the Bob Whites getting roped by Trixie into doing housework on their dude ranch vacation There s a lot of information about Native American tribal history and cultures that as far as The Trixie Belden mysteries fall into some broad categories This one is one of the the mystery isn t really a mystery episodes, with Trixie picking up on some strange events and trying to make themsinister than they turn out to be Most of the entertainment in this book comes not from the mystery, but from the Bob Whites getting roped by Trixie into doing housework on their dude ranch vacation There s a lot of information about Native American tribal history and cultures that as far as I can tell is fairly accurate, but Campbell doesn t do a great job of parceling it out and it comes off as rather info dumpy The mystery is resolved rather abruptly, and everyone gets a happy ending, but I prefer the books where something genuinely sinister is going on More like the previous book than the others in the series Trixie spends a lot of time bemoaning and avoiding working on her math homework while solving a mystery that has turned the Bob Whites vacation into a working break Endless info dumps and racism, sexism, and other disagreeable bits that required a great deal of out loud editing As with the last book, you can easily see the cultural shift away from feminism I was completely grossed out by all the girls self deprecation, even Trixie s, More like the previous book than the others in the series Trixie spends a lot of time bemoaning and avoiding working on her math homework while solving a mystery that has turned the Bob Whites vacation into a working break Endless info dumps and racism, sexism, and other disagreeable bits that required a great deal of out loud editing As with the last book, you can easily see the cultural shift away from feminism I was completely grossed out by all the girls self deprecation, even Trixie s, although she at least blames her actions rather than some inherent girliness for her math grade Tons of gender division here, and the attempts at subverting the norms Boys Can Cook seem less about fighting sexism than about suggesting boys can do All The Things and girls can t Was Hispanic and Native culture really so foreign as to be exoticized Would real cowboys really reject a kid with a longer education Hmm This is my least favorite of the Trixie series, but mainly because I am not a fan of southwestern culture But, this one is enjoyable in that there is a wealth of knowledge about the culture to be read in the book, and the mystery this time actually does not involve any crimes I also enjoy how some of the guests end up helping out the dude ranch of Di Lynch s uncle when his usual employees have mysteriously left.Mystery in Arizona is the last of the books written by Julie Campbell After this, This is my least favorite of the Trixie series, but mainly because I am not a fan of southwestern culture But, this one is enjoyable in that there is a wealth of knowledge about the culture to be read in the book, and the mystery this time actually does not involve any crimes I also enjoy how some of the guests end up helping out the dude ranch of Di Lynch s uncle when his usual employees have mysteriously left.Mystery in Arizona is the last of the books written by Julie Campbell After this, it was in house writers using the collective pseudonym Kathryn Kenney Aside from the different name on the cover, it is not obvious in writing style that authors are switched From here, the timeline gets a little skewed as well, but otherwise the characters are the same as Campbell wrote them and the writing style is similiar The last book in the Trixie Belden series by Julie Campbell I tookof my time with this one The Kathryn Kenney books are okay, some are good and some are horrible, Kathryn Kenney is a pseudonym name so it really depends on the author Anyway, I loved this book, there wasn t really much of a mystery to it it was just Trixie and the Bob Whites trying to help many different people on an Arizona dude ranch they are staying at for the holidays I loved this book except for the fact that ther The last book in the Trixie Belden series by Julie Campbell I tookof my time with this one The Kathryn Kenney books are okay, some are good and some are horrible, Kathryn Kenney is a pseudonym name so it really depends on the author Anyway, I loved this book, there wasn t really much of a mystery to it it was just Trixie and the Bob Whites trying to help many different people on an Arizona dude ranch they are staying at for the holidays I loved this book except for the fact that there was WAAAY too much Arizona history When Trixie and her friends are flying on the plane from New York, there are about three pages with nothing but the flight stewardess talking about the origins of the name Arizona and things like that, I just skimmed through the educational parts Oh, and I KNOW what a burrito is Haven t you ever heard of Taco Bell xD But other than that it was a great book Four and a half stars out of five I think Julie Campbell s own marriage issues come through in this book she and her husband were in the process of separating at the time the boys and girls arerivalrous in this book than in any other I can remember, practically settling into opposing camps at various points It s also the most episodic of the Campbell books, with the fewest mystery elements there s an on going background mystery, but Trixie does no sleuthing on that one, and the other mini mysteries are all rapidly I think Julie Campbell s own marriage issues come through in this book she and her husband were in the process of separating at the time the boys and girls arerivalrous in this book than in any other I can remember, practically settling into opposing camps at various points It s also the most episodic of the Campbell books, with the fewest mystery elements there s an on going background mystery, but Trixie does no sleuthing on that one, and the other mini mysteries are all rapidly solved pretty much by accident.There are also whole chapters, and many, many pages, of infodumps on various subjects related to Arizona and its people, however when the kids actually go to a Las Posadas event, the reader doesn t go with them And, while it s not surprising Trixie and her friends don t know the names of some of the food they eat, it s a little odd to have the cook and her son repeatedly refer to this rice dish or that rice stuff instead of naming whatever it s supposed to be Not one of Campbell s better efforts, but it does have some nice moments for the Trixie fan, like the girls decorating the Christmas tree or Trixie s sudden panic about homesickness and her mom s handling of it And although Campbell s characterization skills fail her when it comes to Diana s uncle and I never get much feel for Maria or Rosita except as plot points to be honest, I kept mixing them up, their personalities seemed so interchangeable , I like the DGs three Difficult Guests and Tenny They don t have the depth of characterization Campbell gave to most of her minor characters in the earlier books, but they re as good as your average Nancy Drew supporting role.Still worth reading for a Trixie fan, IMHO Not Campbell s best effort, but no Totally Wrong moments, at least Haven t read this in ages and ages Quite nostalgic, but wow are these books dated Written in the 50 s , I originally read them in the 60 s when they weren t so much Like this The stewardess stopped beside their seats then and introduced herself I m a full blooded Apache Indian she told them Barbara Slater is my American name and I was educated in public schools She slipped into the empty seat beside Di My Indian name is too long to remember So won t you please just call me Babs Y Haven t read this in ages and ages Quite nostalgic, but wow are these books dated Written in the 50 s , I originally read them in the 60 s when they weren t so much Like this The stewardess stopped beside their seats then and introduced herself I m a full blooded Apache Indian she told them Barbara Slater is my American name and I was educated in public schools She slipped into the empty seat beside Di My Indian name is too long to remember So won t you please just call me Babs You look divine in that trim navy blue uniform , said Di enviously When I m old enough I m going to try to get a job as an airline hostess Babs smiled back at her This particular airline hires only full blooded Indian girls for the New York to Tucson run Some of us are Papagos and Pimas, and a great many of us are Navajos and Apaches All of us, of course, have to be high school graduates Wow