This was an interesting read. The BSC is faced with something completely new: a home life that isn’t perfect. Granted Kristy’s home life included an absentee father but Lou was a whole different ball game.
Lou was a grieving child who’d been separated from her only family. She was angry and it showed. I liked that the BSC had their horizons widened. I’m also really glad things worked out for Lou!
Claudia's Friend by Ann M. Martin
Also by this author: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club #63
Also in this series: Kristy's Great Idea, Baby-Sitters on Board!
Genres: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Read in: July 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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Claudia is convinced that no one understands how difficult it is for her to do well in school, that is, until she meets Shea Rodowsky, a young boy with a learning problem. - via GoodReads
Claudia really shone in Claudia’s Friend! One of the regular BSC charges has dyslexia and is felling rather lost as everyone tries to make it better. I loved how Claudia found a way to connect with Shea to help him see that his learning disorder doesn’t define him. I also liked that she taught him the ways that she overcame her own learning issues.
I almost feel bad for this book! I made the mistake of reading some Facebook posts that pointed out just how unlikely some of these situations were. Granted I knew that but it wasn’t something I actively thought about….until 11 year old Jessi was hoping in and out of taxis by herself in New York City. Once I couldn’t get into it the book was ruined for me. I actually really enjoyed the story I just couldn’t settle into it like I usually do.
Ya know I always thought the Spier/Schaffer union went a little too smoothly! This is when things really hit the fan. I really could understand Dawn’s position. What I couldn’t understand was her need to be so vicious even after she knew Jeff was purposely being a brat. In the end things worked out but I have a feeling this is going to cause a division.
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