Published by Scholastic Inc. Source: Borrowed
After gushing about the greatness of the BSC Super Specials not too long ago, I couldn’t contain my excitement when a friend brought a copy of this to my book club last month. Add in a readalong put together by Rebecca from Lost in Books and the stars all aligned.
In true Super Special fashion, the girls of the Baby-Sitters Club are off! This time to Camp Mohawk, where they’re acting as CIT’s (Counselors in Training, of course). But the BSC is split into separate cabins – the horror! – so they keep in touch by writing
separate chapters entries in a shared journal. So, why was this was my favorite BSC book again? It sounds…not so great. Let’s dig in!
Hey, Stace, thanks for the lesson! I’m glad that Ann M. Martin/her ghostwriter at least made an attempt at pointing out a common misconception.
This TOOK ME BACK. It might be a description of this random Randi, but it’s the series’ quintessential Claudia description. I’m pretty convinced that those parrot earrings were regularly occurring, too. I was too busy wearing stretch pants and puffy painted sweatshirts to know what fashion was when I first read these, but had I cared I would have wanted to look like Claudia.
You and me both, Stacey. You and me both. This is the one thing I remembered about this book’s plot as an adult. I had forgotten about Kristy’s makeover and Claudia’s love interest, but Ann M. Martin was a master at making children fear ALL THE DISEASES.
And there it is. Go ahead and add impetigo to the things I learned from Ann M. Martin. If I had the internet when I read this back in the early 90’s, I’m sure I would have Googled it and found all kinds of disgusting pictures, but the images in my mind were just as horrific.
I can definitely see why I fell under the spell of The Baby-Sitters Club, though I’m not quite sure why I fell so hard. Right now I’m feeling a little bad for the other books I ignored for years.
Have you ever gone back and read books from your childhood?