Category Archives: Ann M. Martin

“Guess who barfed in the rented van?” Or, Sea City Here We Come!

At some point, the BSC books became crazy-ass bonkers. Pretty sure it started with Mary Anne’s Makeover but who knows? I just finished reading Super Special #10; Sea City, Here We Come!, and I’m still not entirely clear on what all … Continue reading

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“A California Girl belongs in California”, or Dawn on the Coast

Can we talk about this cover for a minute? I always loved this cover, because Dawn is the same size as Jeff while she’s on her knees and Jeff is standing. Who knew Dawn is an eight foot giantess? Also, … Continue reading

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“Those are the weirdest names.” Or, Ten Kids, No Pets

Ann M. Martin has a new book out for 2014, and it’s getting AMAZING reviews. So, I just needed to remember that when I read this book written twenty-five years ago. Because it is….not good. It’s nice to have proof … Continue reading

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“My parents are acting weird,” or, P.S. Longer Letter Later

  This is weird. I thought for sure I had read this book when I was a teenager, but as I started reading it, I realized it wasn’t familiar at all. The copyright date is 1998 – when I was … Continue reading

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“We should make a pact,” or BSC Friends Forever; Graduation Day

Image courtesy of Goodreads By popular demand, I’m reviewing the very final ever BSC book. Until The Summer Before was released anyway. After 213 books, and endless years in eighth grade, the BSC and all the other eighth graders at … Continue reading

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Mary Anne Saves the Day: the graphic novel

I’d seen the Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels at my local comic shop, but they are a little on the pricey side for my tastes, as graphic novels usually are. So I’ve kind of been on the lookout for them at … Continue reading

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“I thought about those Olympic athletes I saw on TV”…..or Jessi’s Gold Medal

I bought this book to review in honor of the XXX Olympiad. And I read it, and for the seventeen days of the London Olympics, I failed to sit down at the computer and just fucking write about it already.  … Continue reading

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“I wondered if I’d ever know what he meant.” Or Inside Out

I’d like to introduce Ann M. Martin to something. It’s called the Autism Spectrum. She seems to believe that all autistic kids are on the most severe end.  When I was a kid, I thought that too,  thanks entirely to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Dawn and the Big Sleepover

Hello Interwebs! This is Amber, aka Class Bookworm. I’m a teacher– sorta– I have the degree, anyway– so my blog is a little more straight-laced and “teacher-y” than Nikki’s. However, I love a snarkfest as much as the next guy, … Continue reading

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“I had the urge to apologize, but I knew that was silly.” or Mary Anne’s Makeover

This book was after my time with the BSC, so I never read it as a kid.  When I got more into this blog and read more about the BSC online, I got kind of interested.  Mary Anne’s Makeover just … Continue reading

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