May 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}

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May 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Mary Anne and the Secret in the Attic by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, Baby-Sitters on Board!, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Hello, Mallory, Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, Jessi's Secret Language
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 140
Format: eBook
Read in: May 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Mary Anne's mother died when Mary Anne was just a baby. And since it makes Mr. Spier too sad to talk about her, Mary Anne hardly knows a thing about her mother. She respects her father's feelings, but lately, she wants to know more.

So Mary Anne does something she knows is wrong. She goes up into the creepy, ghostly attic in her and Dawn's house to look for evidence. And there Mary Anne finds something she wishes she'd never looked for . . . . - via GoodReads

5 Stars

This was the BSC book I didn’t know I needed! I never knew what happened to Mary Anne’s mother and this book answered so many of those questions for me and for Mary Anne! It did make my opinions of Richard even more divided. I mean I can understand not wanting to go into all of it but Mary Anne should have known the basics about her mother. It was a good book!


May 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Dawn Saves the Planet by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, Baby-Sitters on Board!, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Hello, Mallory, Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, Jessi's Secret Language
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club #57
Also in this series: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Hello, Mallory, Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, Jessi's Secret Language
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 146
Format: eBook
Read in: May 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Dawn thinks studying ecology is so cool. For a science project, she and Stacey are even teaching an ecology class for some of their baby-sitting charges. It's fun to get kids excited about cleaning up the Earth.

But Dawn isn't through yet. She wants to start a recycling center at SMS. The BSC is all for it, but Dawn needs a lot of help. And lately she's been so busy lecturing people about being environmentally responsible that no one can stand being around her. Poor Dawn. She's trying to do a good thing--but she's driving everyone crazy! - via GoodReads

3 Stars

In some books I feel like Dawn is a little full of herself and this is one of them. She drove me nuts in this one and that’s probably the point. Dawn was something I’d never seen before and that was sanctimonious. I’ve never seen any of the BSC members behave like this before.


May 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Stacey's Choice by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, Baby-Sitters on Board!, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Hello, Mallory, Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, Jessi's Secret Language
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club #58
Also in this series: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Hello, Mallory, Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, Jessi's Secret Language
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 138
Format: eBook
Read in: May 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Since Stacey's parents got divorced, it hasn't been easy. Stacey hates being put between them, and she misses her dad sometimes even though she gets to see him often.

And now both of her parents are depending on Stacey. They each need her badly. And she can't be in Stoneybrook and in New York at the same time. How will Stacey choose between her mom and her dad . . . again? - via GoodReads

4 Stars

My heart hurt for Stacey in this one! I thought that as an adult child my parents divorce would be easier. *forever mockingly laughs at self* I could understand her struggle. Both of her parents needed her and no matter what parents say, it always feels like a choice. Even though the lesson was to lean on community more it still felt like a lose/lose situation for Stacey!


May 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, Baby-Sitters on Board!, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Hello, Mallory, Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, Jessi's Secret Language
Series: The Baby-sitters Club #59
Also in this series: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye, Hello, Mallory, Little Miss Stoneybrook...and Dawn, Jessi's Secret Language
Genres: Children's Books, Contemporary
Pages: 138
Format: eBook
Read in: May 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Being a "total spaz" in gym is bad enough, but now Mallory's worst nightmare has come true. Gym class has gone co-ed! - via GoodReads

3 Stars

I had a few books this month that were just misses for me. I didn’t enjoy this book either. I could commiserate with Mallory because I was miserable in gym too. What I didn’t empathize with was her intense attitude. Mallory also refused to hear anything that didn’t jive with her boys are all awful theory. I drew the line when she started including 4 year olds. I guess I have to remember that pre-teens and younger teens are FULL of drama.


Stephanie

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