Dawn and the Impossible Three

So here we are. Deep, Dark, Confession Time.

I actually really like Dawn. If I were a lesbian, I believe Dawn would have been my first crush. (Well, her or Stacey. I waver back and forth over which blonde haired, blue-eyed baby-sitter is cooler.)

When I was growing up, I especially loved this book. Perhaps that’s why it has taken me an absurd amount of time to recap and revisit Dawn’s (and the reader’s) first experience with the Barretts. While this book wasn’t on my top five desert Island books (that would be #9 – The Ghost at Dawn’s House); it’s still up in the top 10 Baby-Sitter’s Club books of all time.

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Book Four: Mary Anne Saves the Day

Mary Anne Saves the Day is the fourth installment, and what was supposed to be the final book in the series. We catch up to Mary Anne and Kristy shouting to each other on their way to the BSC meeting. It’s a Monday, almost 5:30. They run across the street to Claudia’s, mentioning the snow so that we know it’s January and half of their seventh grade year is complete.

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Episode 3, In Which We Learn The Truth About Stacey..

The Truth About Stacey is one of those “truths” that we learned a few books ago. Yes, it’s true. Stacey has *gasp* diabetes. It even says so on the back cover, and at the end of the first book in the series. (Also, in Book Two, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls). But that’s beside the point. This book is so much more than “Stacey has diabetes”, although you wouldn’t know it from the back cover.

I might go so far to say that this is one of my favorite books in the series. No, my favorite sitter hasn’t been introduced yet, but this book does have a lot of what I like in a BSC book.

No, it’s not the “Traditional” cover. But it’s the one I had scanned. I actually quite like it, however, I like the candy shop background on the original cover much more. Anyway, so Stacey has diabetes, and that’s the truth. But as I said, this book and Stacey’s problems, go much further than the diabetes; and this book has several good qualities, even if the title is not one of them.

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