Series: The Babysitters Club #1
by Ann M. Martin
Published by Scholastic
Follows the adventures of Kristy and the other members of the Baby-sitters Club as they deal with crank calls, uncontrollable two-year-olds, wild pets, and parents who do not always tell the truth.
This is a childhood staple of mine.
Growing up reading was how I practiced and improved my English. Having moved to the US at the age of 10, the transition wasn’t too easy but I found that books were a place I could go to and not be judged.
I remember wanting to have my own club, wanting to hide candy like Claudia (it never made it past the end of the day lol), and it felt ok that I wasn’t a girly girl. I found a little of Kristy, Mary’s Anne, Claudia, and Stacey that I either saw in myself or wanted to be like.
This was a real simple read. It really does showcase how 4 extremely different girls can come together and find some common ground.
While reading it as an adult, I do find Kristy to be extremely rude lol
While it was a nostalgic read, it doesn’t make me want to read the hundreds of books from the series and its spinoffs. I will just leave it in the past as a nice memory.