September 2020 Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}

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September 2020 Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Stacey's Big Crush 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 #65
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: 140
Format: eBook
Read in: September 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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Stacey's in love and this time it's for real. Wes is 22, looks like a film star and he and Stacey have been spending time together in the classroom. Wes is Stacey's substitute maths teacher! The babysitters think she's in too deep this time, but Stacey's confident that love will conquer all. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

Oof. This one hits a lot differently in 2020. I very much doubt it would be published the same way today. Stacey has a big crush on her college aged math teacher. Reading this book was a lot of second hand embarrassment. Eventually Stacey figured it out. This review is purposely short because….YIKES.


September 2020 Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Kristy and the Haunted Mansion 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: 140
Format: eBook
Read in: September 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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Kristy and her all-star softball team, the Krushers, are coming home from a game when a huge storm blows up. The bridges are washed away, leaving Kristy and the Krushers stranded on a dark, lonely road. There are no phones in sight, and the only place they can ask for help looks - haunted... - via GoodReads

3 Stars

I really like this one…until the end. Wandering around a well maintained mansion like that would have been so much fun! This also reminds me how different life was in the 90s. If the phone lines went down you had no way of contacting people. It lost major points when View Spoiler »


September 2020 Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Sea City, Here We Come! 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: 221
Format: eBook
Read in: September 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
Add to: Goodreads

Every summer the Pikes rent a house right on the ocean in Sea City, New Jersey. And they bring two sitters along to take care of the Pike kids. Only this time, the whole entire Baby-sitters Club is going!

Mary Anne shows Logan all the sites - the beach, the boardwalk, the infamous Tunnel of Luv. Mallory gets asked out on a date (except it's with Stacey's ex-boyfriend!). And Jessi's busy being Sea City's Super Sitter. In fact, the Baby-sitters are having so much fun, no one's noticed that a gigantic hurricane named Bill is headed straight for Sea City! - via GoodReads

4 Stars

Honestly this Super Special dragged a bit but it was still a fun read! All of the BSC gets to come at some point to Sea City. I liked that Jessi and Mal were the mother’s helpers. Stacey really did not communicate well and I could understand how hurt Mallory was. I also liked that the little kids got to have chapters as well. I really enjoyed those.


September 2020 Nostalgia Reviews {Stephanie’s Review}Logan Bruno, Boy Baby-sitter 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: 138
Format: eBook
Read in: September 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Add to: Goodreads

Logan Bruno: Bad Boy

Poor Logan. The kids at school are always busting him for being a "boy baby-sitter." And then Logan blows a track event that causes SMS to lose a meet. He's feeling pretty bummed...

Until "Jam," the coolest guy at school suddenly askes Logan to hang out with him. Being aruond Jam and his tough crowd is exciting. They do daring things. They live on the edge.

But pretty soon, Logan gets himself in some major trouble. And not even Mary Ann and the Baby-sitters can help him this time. - via GoodReads

4 Stars

This was an interesting read. This is the second book told from Logan’s perspective. It really shows just how easy it is to fall into the wrong crowd. I feel like Logan was extremely naive to not see what was going on around him. It’s hard to see bad things when you’re trying to see only the good in people.

Stephanie

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