Tag Archive | Books from Childhood

Top Ten Tuesday #28: Childhood Characters

Top Ten Tuesday #28: Childhood Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is all about our five star reviews. Now, I like to think that I have a fairly decent amount of five star reviews versus how many books I read a day. By that I mean, I don’t believe I […]

Review: Claudia and the New Girl by Ann M. Martin

Review: Claudia and the New Girl by Ann M. Martin

Claudia has always been the most outrageous girl in her class…until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashey’s really different – she dresses in hippie clothes, wears six earrings, and is the most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met. Ashey says Claudia has artistic talent, too. She thinks Claudia should spend more time on her “calling” and […]

Review: The Ghost at Dawn’s House by Ann M. Martin

Review: The Ghost at Dawn’s House by Ann M. Martin

Dawn has always thought there was a secret passage hidden in her house. But she never thought there was a ghost… until now. All kinds of creepy things go on whenever Dawn’s at home. There are even spooky noises behind her bedroom wall! Dawn is sure there’s a ghost in her house. And so are […]

Review: Double Love by Francine Pascal

Review: Double Love by Francine Pascal

Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are identical twins at Sweet Valley High. They’re both popular, smart, and gorgeous, but that’s where the similarity ends. Elizabeth is friendly, outgoing, and sincere — nothing like her snobbish and conniving twin. Jessica gets what she wants — at school, with friends, and especially with boys. This time, Jessica has […]

Review: Boy-Crazy Stacey by Ann M. Martin

Review: Boy-Crazy Stacey by Ann M. Martin

Stacey and Mary Anne are baby-sitting for the Pike family for two weeks at the New Jersey shore. Things are great in Sea City. There’s a gorgeous old house, a boardwalk, plenty of sun and sand…and the cutest boy Stacey has ever seen! Mary Anne knows that Scott the lifeguard is way too old for […]

Review: Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin

Review: Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann M. Martin

The title of this book is more than a little ironic. Despite how much I enjoyed the series as a child, I can’t bring myself to side with these girls when they act like spoiled brats. For one, Janine never actually does or says anything that is cruel or condescending. Instead, she quietly absorbs every […]

Review: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M. Martin

Review: Kristy’s Big Day by Ann M. Martin

For me, Kristy’s Big Idea probably serves as the first example that the girls in these books are actually capable of being responsible baby sitters. Considering the title of the series, I know that seems like a duh statement, but up until this point they really fail to impress. After all, no one wants a […]

Review: Stay Out of the Basement by R.L. Stine

Review: Stay Out of the Basement by R.L. Stine

Dr. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. Nothing to worry about. Harmless, he says. But Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father. Especially when they… meet… some of the plants he is growing down there. Then they notice that their father is developing plant like tendencies. It’s hard to properly […]

Review: Dawn and the Impossible Three by Ann M. Martin

Review: Dawn and the Impossible Three by Ann M. Martin

You know what I’ve realized I love the most about The Baby-sitters Club? It’s the fact you can curl up with a book and read it in an hour and a half. These past few weeks, when I’ve come across a book I’ve struggled to get through for whatever reason (work, working out, family life, […]

Review: Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M Martin

Review: Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M Martin

Mary Anne has never been a leader of the Baby-sitters Club. She’s left that up to Kristy… or Claudia… or Stacey. But now there’s a big fight among the four friends, and Mary Anne doesn’t have them to depend on anymore. It’s bad enough when she’s left alone at the lunch table at school. But […]