Posts Tagged ‘Holy smokes a Mary Anne outfit!’

Book 21: Mallory Pike, the Self-proclaimed Freak

Mallory and the Trouble with Twins Feature

According to the world of Mallory Pike, if you’re eleven and don’t have contacts, pierced ears, cool clothes and a stylish haircut, you’re a freak. Having never had, or wanted, my ears pierced, I don’t see what the big deal is now, and I’m unsure I saw what the big deal was back when I […]

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Book 18: Stacey’s Mistake is Not Her Fault

Stacey's Mistake review

I’ve missed Stacey. There’s a long time between re-reads and reviews these days (thanks, real life!) and it feels like Stacey has been missing from Stoneybrook and the Baby Sitters Club for much longer than four books. In Stacey’s Mistake, not only are we in Stacey McGill’s world again, but we’re also taking a break […]

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Book 17: Mary Anne is Bad Luck

Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery

This book was the best, because Mary Anne is, still, The Worst. Oh, wow, what a difference after the sweetness of Jessi’s Secret Language. There was bitchiness, rival girls, school dances, emergency BSC meetings, and a Mary Anne tantrum. Generally, I try to vastly summarise these things, because the bulk of the books are kinda…drab. […]

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Book 14: Mallory isn’t Ginger, and Jessi is Black

Hello Mallory

Sorry, look, I know that probably sounds racist but the amount of times we’re reminded that the Ramseys are Black and in Stoneybrook this is an Issue was kind of appalling. Perhaps this is the way suburban Connecticut residents acted in the 80s. Perhaps Stoneybrook was a town of white supremacists. But, more on Jessi […]

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Book 13: Stacey Dreams of Candy and Eats Cake

Good bye stacey good bye

…and moves back to her beloved New York. Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye starts with disaster. Stacey’s just minding her own business, dreaming about Candy land… …when Math class ends, she rushes to her locker, and runs into Claudia, who gives her some devastating news: “Howie Johnson asked Dorianne Wallingford to go to the library with him […]

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Book 10: Why does ANYBODY like Mary Anne?

Logan Likes Mary Anne cover feature

No, seriously, why does anybody give Mary Anne Spier the time of day, let alone the sweet, patient puppy-dog, Logan Bruno? Mary Anne can be such a bitch. Everybody always talks about how shy and caring and considerate she is, but underneath the braid and plaid is a jealous, calculating princess, who uses the excuse […]

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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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