June 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reads {Stephanie’s Review}

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June 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reads {Stephanie’s Review}The Mystery at Claudia's House 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: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Pages: 140
Format: eBook
Read in: June 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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Something odd is going on at the Kishis'. First Claudia's room is ransacked. Then she discovers some of her things missing. What would someone want with Claudia's old stuff?

Weird things have been happening with Claudia's sister, Janine, too. Janine has been getting suspicious packages in the mail, and she even got caught lying to their parents! Claudia doesn't know what's going on at her house, but things are going to change with the BSC on the case! - via GoodReads

4 Stars

This really wasn’t a mystery at all but I still really enjoyed it. I loved seeing Janine and Claudia start to bond. I missed so much of this with my own sister. (Don’t worry! We’re besties now!) I really liked seeing a different dimension to Janine. I also appreciated that Claudia wasn’t the one in trouble this round!

June 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reads {Stephanie’s Review}Starring the Baby-sitters Club! 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: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Pages: 237
Format: eBook
Read in: June 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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With Kristy in the title role in her school's production of Peter Pan, the show is certain to be a hit--that is, until Dawn interrupts rehearsals with the charge that the play is sexist. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

There seems to be a trend through this stretch where Martin wants us to realize the BSC isn’t perfect and it’s annoying. Just let me have fiction! 🙂 Jessi was a brat in this one. She couldn’t see beyond herself and she was pretty awful towards her friends. Also I feel like Dawn was creating problems where there were none. Of course in the end all of the BSC pulled together to make it all work.

June 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reads {Stephanie’s Review}Jessi and the Awful Secret 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 #61
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: Contemporary
Pages: 147
Format: eBook
Read in: June 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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When Jessi's dance teacher asks for volunteers to help out in ballet class for children, Jessi gladly signs up. She loves kids, and volunteering will also give Jesse a chance to get to know some of the girls in her own class better. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

Martin continues to cover tough stuff. Installments like this remind me show important the BSC books were back then. I was reading these in 4th grade and Martin handled a pretty serious subject like anorexia at a level 10 year old me could handle. I assure you I wouldn’t have learned it anywhere else. Jessi’s thoughtful personality shone in this book.

June 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reads {Stephanie’s Review}Dawn and the Disappearing Dogs 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: Contemporary
Pages: 152
Format: eBook
Read in: June 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Dawn feels terrible when her pet-sitting charge, Cheryl, disappears. She doesn't understand how the huge Great Dane could have just . . . vanished.

Then Kristy's puppy, Shannon, goes missing, too, and Dawn knows something suspicious is going on. She doesn't think the dogs have run away; she thinks someone's taken them. And Dawn is determined to find those missing dogs. Because what could be more awful than having your favorite pet . . . stolen?! - via GoodReads

4 Stars

This is more the kind of mystery I expect from this line. I also loved how by the end of the book Dawn was a little more accepting of people and their pets. I was actually sort of surprised that Dawn wasn’t a pet lover considering how eco-friendly she is. I guess vegetarian doesn’t automatically equate to animal enthusiast.

Stephanie

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