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** Bindy of ''The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie'' appears to give misinformation on Matthew Dunlop and to transcribe the pseudo-trial at the end of the book.

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** Bindy of ''The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie'' appears to give misinformation on Matthew Dunlop and to transcribe the pseudo-trial at the end of the book.
*** This particular piece turns into GeniusBonus/FridgeBrilliance when you read ''The Murder/Betrayal of Bindy McKenzie'' as it elaborates as to WHY she's this way in this particular book.



* CrazyPrepared: Emily.

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* CrazyPrepared: Emily. The best example of this is when she's trying to set Charlie up with Christina and suggests "practice dates" such as Kicking a Pebble and Gazing Into A Girls Eyes.



* LoveableRogue: Seb, who constantly asks Lydia to meet up with him while they are penpals and flirts with her constantly.

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* LoveableRogue: Seb, who constantly asks Lydia to meet up with him while they are penpals and flirts with her constantly. And when they DO meet up...



* MamaBear: Patricia, Cassie's mum.

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* MamaBear: Patricia, Cassie's mum. Also Emily's mum at one point.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Matthew/Paul]] gives a brutal one to [[spoiler:Cassie]] a little before Winter Term.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Matthew/Paul]] gives a brutal (and undeserved) one to [[spoiler:Cassie]] a little before Winter Term.


Also, it's an EpistolaryNovel, and a companion to ''FeelingSorryForCelia''. In some countries, it's known as ''Finding Cassie Crazy''.

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Also, it's an EpistolaryNovel, and a companion to ''FeelingSorryForCelia''.''Literature/FeelingSorryForCelia''. In some countries, it's known as ''Finding Cassie Crazy''.


* CloudcuckooLander: Lydia. The other two girls have this as well, but Emily seems merely energetic whereas Cassie is just a bit distacted.

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* CloudcuckooLander: Lydia. The other two girls have this as well, but Emily seems merely energetic whereas Cassie is just a bit distacted.distracted.



* {{Woobie}}: Cassie, Cassie, Cassie!


* CharacterOverlap: Elizabeth and Christina of "Feeling Sorry for Celia" appear breifly.

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* CharacterOverlap: Elizabeth and Christina of "Feeling Sorry for Celia" appear breifly.briefly.


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**Bindy of ''The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie'' appears to give misinformation on Matthew Dunlop and to transcribe the pseudo-trial at the end of the book.


Also, it's an EpistolaryNovel, and a companion to FeelingSorryForCelia. In some countries, it's known as FindingCassieCrazy.

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Also, it's an EpistolaryNovel, and a companion to FeelingSorryForCelia. ''FeelingSorryForCelia''. In some countries, it's known as FindingCassieCrazy.
''Finding Cassie Crazy''.


* BottleFairy: Lydia's mother.


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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Lydia's mother.


* Woobie: Cassie, Cassie, Cassie!

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* Woobie: {{Woobie}}: Cassie, Cassie, Cassie!


* Misanthrope: Lydia, slightly.

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* Misanthrope: {{Misanthrope}}: Lydia, slightly.


* Determiner: When these girls want to accomplish something, they will stop at nothing.

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* Determiner: {{Determinator}}: When these girls want to accomplish something, they will stop at nothing.


* Catchphrase: Emily at first has "Don't get me started!" but stops using it after Charlie lampshades and mocks it. Similarly, Charlie uses "Just say the word" before Emily gives him the same treatment.

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* Catchphrase: {{Catchphrase}}: Emily at first has "Don't get me started!" but stops using it after Charlie lampshades and mocks it. Similarly, Charlie uses "Just say the word" before Emily gives him the same treatment.


* Adorkable

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* Adorkable{{Adorkable}}


Also, it's an EpistolaryNovel, and a companion to FeelingSorryForCelia.

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Also, it's an EpistolaryNovel, and a companion to FeelingSorryForCelia.
FeelingSorryForCelia. In some countries, it's known as FindingCassieCrazy.



* Adorkable
* AdultsAreUseless: Averted with Emily's dad, played straight with Lydia's parents.
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Paul Wilson]]
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Paul Wilson]]
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: Lydia is unimpressed when Seb mentions that he looks after his baby brother, commenting, "I hope you weren't trying to impress me with that baby stuff. I think all guys should know how to look after a baby, especially if your mother's just had one."
* BelligerentSexualTension: Charlie and Emily, Lydia and Seb, particularly the latter couple.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Seb to his baby brother.
* BigDamnHeroes: Cassie, Charlie and Seb bursting in during the climax of the book to save the day.
* BigEater: Emily mentions eating a lot, mostly chocolate.
* BottleFairy: Lydia's mother.
* BreakTheCutie: '''Cassie'''.
* BrilliantButLazy: Lydia passes her Science exam with 98%. According to Emily, she "does that sort of thing when she feels like it."



Emily Thompson

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Emily ThompsonThompson.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Emily, semi-literally.
* Catchphrase: Emily at first has "Don't get me started!" but stops using it after Charlie lampshades and mocks it. Similarly, Charlie uses "Just say the word" before Emily gives him the same treatment.



* CharacterOverlap: Elizabeth and Christina of "Feeling Sorry for Celia" appear breifly.
** Also Emily mentions a girl in her year who ran away to the circus when on a rant to Charlie, which was what Celia did.
* CloudcuckooLander: Lydia. The other two girls have this as well, but Emily seems merely energetic whereas Cassie is just a bit distacted.
* CoolBike: One of Charlie's brothers has a motorbike.
* CrazyPrepared: Emily.
* DeadpanSnarker: Lydia and Sebastian. Charlie has shades of this, but mostly because he is the StraightMan to Emily. Cassie has a few moments, too.
* Determiner: When these girls want to accomplish something, they will stop at nothing.



* EmbarrassingTattoo: Charlie's little sister Jess comes home with a tattoo of barbed wire around her wrist.
* GenkiGirl: Emily.
* HeroicBSOD: Cassie gets one after she finally meets Matthew Dunlop.



* KnightTemplar: Lydia is ''not'' happy when she finds out what Matthew Dunlop did to Cassie, and makes every effort to track him down and punish him.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: Cassie mentions in the book that she is trying to stand up on her own without Emily and Lydia's help so much, as she leant on them a lot shortly after her dad died.
* LoveableRogue: Seb, who constantly asks Lydia to meet up with him while they are penpals and flirts with her constantly.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Matthew/Paul]] gives one to [[spoiler:Cassie]] a little before Winter Term.

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* MamaBear: Patricia, Cassie's mum.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Charlie has at least three brothers and a little sister.
* Misanthrope: Lydia, slightly.
* MotorMouth: Emily, which goes with the territory of being a GenkiGirl.
* ObliviousToLove: Emily manages to miss out on some very obvious hints that Charlie loves her, as she's convinced he's in love with Christina.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Bindy Mckenzie says she's heard of a Matthew Dunlop when she's actually confused him with someone else, but this makes it a lot harder for the Lydia and Emily. [[spoiler: Since Matthew Dunlop doesn't actually exist.]]
* TheQuietOne: Cassie's letters are nowhere near as long as Emily or Lydia's.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Matthew/Paul]] gives a brutal one to [[spoiler:Cassie]] a little before Winter Term.Term.
* RunningGag: Emily constantly getting words wrong, Lydia confusing her stories for real life, and the secret assignments themselves.
* TheShrink: Cassie's therapist Claire is of the "dopey and ineffective" category, so much so that both Cassie and her mother simultaneously agree to stop seeing her at the end of the book.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Emily has some kind of grudge against Bindy, even before the aforementioned communication failure. One brilliant example occurs when Bindy is doing the transcript during the "trial" and asks when it finishes:
---> '''Bindy:''' When can I stop typing?
---> '''Emily:''' ''[sarcastically]]'' Now would be a good time, Bindy.
* SmokingIsCool: Lydia seems to think so.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Seb.


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* Woobie: Cassie, Cassie, Cassie!

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->''Mr. Botherit is an idiot.''
->''What he has to say is that we have now finished Larkin, so ''next week'', we will begin the Famous Ashbury-Brookfield Pen Pal Project. Specifically, we will write letters to students at Brookfield High, and they will become our pen pals. "And this," he says (whispering for dramatic effect), "will kill two birds with one stone!"''
->''("Don't you ''dare'' kill any birds," Sasha Perkins said passionately.)''
->''Mr. Botherit is holding one finger in the air: "A," he is saying, "it will reduce the hostility between our schools! And ''two''," he holds up a second finger, "and ''two'', it will be our stand against the tyranny of technology! By sending ''letters'', we say no to e-mails! No to mobile technology and texting! And ''yes'' to the ''Joy of the Envelope!''"''

So begins ''The Year of Secret Assignments'' by Jaclyn Moriarty, a simple book about three girls (Lydia, Emily, Cassie) writing to three boys (Sebastian, Charlie, and Matthew, respectively.) Oh, except there are the aforementioned secret assignments, along with prank calls and falsely-pulled fire alarms and cars getting broken into.

Also, it's an EpistolaryNovel, and a companion to FeelingSorryForCelia.

!!This story provides examples of:
* BrokenRecord: Emily's third letter to Charlie:
--> You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
You talk a pile of crap. You talk a pile of crap.\\
Yours faithfully,\\
Emily Thompson
* CelebCrush: Emily asks Cass what her ideal way of being asked out is:
-->Cass says that her ideal way would be for the guy to be Brad Pitt and he can just call her up and ask.
* DisappearedDad: Cassie's dad died a year before the start of the novel.
* ImaginaryFriend: For a while, Emily and Lydia think Cassie's pen pal is one of these.
* {{Jerkass}}: Matthew Dunlop, aka [[spoiler:Paul Wilson]].
* {{Malaproper}}: Emily. Charlie even calls her out on it a few times, though no one else does.
-->'''Emily:''' The ladies seem to really go for Lydia's dad (Justice Oberman). They love him! :) I have heard tell (from Lydia's mother) that Justice Oberman's name was once a cinnamon for sex god.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: [[spoiler:Matthew/Paul]] gives one to [[spoiler:Cassie]] a little before Winter Term.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Emily loves chocolate so much that her nickname is Toblerone.
-->'''Emily:''' I think it is an [[{{Malaproper}} angiogram]] of Thompson, actually.
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