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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Episode 2: Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls

This is another one of the “early books,” set before Mallory joins the club, before Jessi and Dawn are invented, and before everyone has settled into their own stereotypes characteristics. I really like it, probably because I was a weird kid who actually liked reading old fashioned things like The Happy Hollisters and Trixie Belden. There’s also the added benefit of this book actually being written by Ann M. Martin, or AMM if you so desire

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Episode 1: Kristy’s Great Idea

I was thinking that starting at the very beginning would be a very good place to start. When you sing,you begin with sorry, someone was watching the Sound of Music last week and that song has been in my head ever since. I was going to start off discussing the Graphic Novel, but that will have to wait. My 12 year old cat decided that Kristy’s Great Idea is a pillow. So I am instead looking over the new cover version that was released after I stopped reading these books the first time.

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