July & August 2020 BSC Nostalgia Reviews

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July & August 2020 BSC Nostalgia ReviewsKristy and the Worst Kid Ever 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 #62
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: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Pages: 124
Format: eBook
Read in: July 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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The big news in Kristy's neighborhood is that the Papadakis family is getting a foster child. The Baby-sitters think taking in a troubled child is a really special thing to do. Kristy's sure the new kid will fit right in. Only Lou (and don't call her Louisa!) turns out to be a terror. She's rough, and tough, and none of the kids want to play with her. Kristy knows that she should feel sorry for Lou. But Kristy's even sorrier that she has to baby-sit for her! via GoodReads

4 Stars

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!



July & August 2020 BSC Nostalgia ReviewsClaudia's Friend 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 #63
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: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Pages: 151
Format: eBook
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

4 Stars

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.


July & August 2020 BSC Nostalgia ReviewsJessi and the Jewel Thieves 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, Mystery
Pages: 141
Format: eBook, Paperback
Read in: August 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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Jessi cannot wait to get to New York City to see her friend Quint dance his first ballet, but when she overhears two men planning a jewel heist, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery. - via GoodReads

3 Stars

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.


July & August 2020 BSC Nostalgia ReviewsDawn's Family Feud 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 #64
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: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Pages: 145
Format: eBook
Read in: August 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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Dawn can't wait for her little brother Jeff to visit from California. She's sure that Jeff is going to fit right in with the new Schafer-Spier family.
Jeff is miserable in Connecticut, though. His old friends have changed, and Mary Anne's dad is trying way too hard to be Jeff's best friend. Dawn hopes that the family trip to Boston will bring everyone together.

Ha! Now the Schafers and the Spiers aren't talking at all. Could this mean divorce for the family? - via GoodReads

4 Stars

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.

Stephanie

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