Book 8: Stacey and Scumbag Scott

If you saw an eighteen-year-old lifeguard continually pay skimpy-bikini-wearing thirteen-year-old girls compliments like “Hi, love.” and “Sweetheart, did anyone ever tell you you’re beautiful?”, what would you do? I know what I’d do. I’d call the police on the lecherous cretin. Not our Stacey, who, as the title of the eighth book in the Baby-Sitters […]

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Book 7: A week with the Kishis

Janine Kishi, Claudia’s sister, isn’t mean, in either the cruel sense, or the average sense of the word. So, why is the 7th book in the Baby-Sitters Club called Claudia and Mean Janine? Because Claudia yells at her a few times? Because Janine spends a lot of time on her computer? Because Janine’s quiet? Claudia […]

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Book 6: Kristy, WHAT?

Kristy’s Big Day, book 6 in the Baby-Sitters Club, chronicles the week (or thereabouts) leading up to the wedding of Elizabeth Thomas, Kristy’s mum, to the millionaire, Watson Brewer. My memories of this book are thus; Kristy is told she’s in the bridal party, as is the rest of her family; she begrudgingly lets herself […]

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Book 5: Dawn and the D-Word

D for “Divorce”, that is. Divorce and life-changes slap you in the face each time you turn a page in the fifth Baby-Sitters Club book, Dawn and the Impossible Three. Our California-girl, Dawn Schaefer, has been moved from the sunny shores of the West Coast of the US, to the damp, dreary Stoneybrook, Connecticut, after […]

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Book 4: Mary Anne has to Make Decisions

Finally, a look at Stoneybrook through the eyes of the shy, scarf-knitting, braid-wearing baby-sitter with the over-protective father, Mary Anne Spier! Mary Anne Saves the Day starts out dramatically, and within the first few pages the girls are practically clawing each other’s eyes out at a cold, January afternoon BSC meeting. Kristy sort of causes […]

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Book 3: Stacey vs The Worst

In book three of The BSC, The Truth About Stacey, we visit Stoneybrook, Connecticut during the Holiday Season via Stacey McGill, the boy-crazy blonde one who dots her i’s with hearts. Stacey’s recently moved from New York to Stoneybrook with her parents in order to change the pace of her life and try to deal […]

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Book 2: Claudia and the Phantom Stalkers

Book two of The Baby-sitters Club, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, takes place a couple of weeks after Kristy’s Great Idea and the formation of the BSC. This time we see the world of Stoneybrook through Claudia Kishi’s eyes, but nothing but really happens until Mary Anne reads The Stoneybrook News one fateful Saturday […]

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