History Literature / TheBabysittersClub

1st Jul '17 7:27:20 AM annette12
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* RaplecementLoveInterest: Happens in both "Boy-Crazy Stacey" and "Dawn and the Older Boy". In the former Stacey falls in love with a boy who turns out to be a jerk who was just using her, but she eventually ends up happy with another boy introduced in last few chapters. In the latter it happens exactly the same thing, only with Dawn instead of Stacey.

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* RaplecementLoveInterest: ReplacementLoveInterest: Happens in both "Boy-Crazy Stacey" and "Dawn and the Older Boy". In the former Stacey falls in love with a boy who turns out to be a jerk who was just using her, but she eventually ends up happy with another boy introduced in last few chapters. In the latter it happens exactly the same thing, only with Dawn instead of Stacey.
1st Jul '17 7:26:42 AM annette12
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* RaplecementLoveInterest: Happens in both "Boy-Crazy Stacey" and "Dawn and the Older Boy". In the former Stacey falls in love with a boy who turns out to be a jerk who was just using her, but she eventually ends up happy with another boy introduced in last few chapters. In the latter it happens exactly the same thing, only with Dawn instead of Stacey.
22nd May '17 7:25:52 PM InSetsofThree
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** In early books, Elizabeth Thomas is described as mindful of her older children's time, and financially comfortable enough to afford daycare and baby-sitters for David Michael. In ''Friends Forever,'' however, Charlie complains bitterly about having to quit baseball and sacrifice his social life in order to help Elizabeth raise David Michael, specifically because they couldn't afford daycare after the loss of Patrick's income.
2nd Apr '17 11:04:54 PM K
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* FandomNod: Overlapping with NoPronunciationGuide. In the later books, Claudia's terrible spelling is a handy way to figure out how to pronounce some of the more unusual names. She spells "Spier" "S-P-E-E-R" and "Myriah" "M-A-R-I-A," for example.
2nd Apr '17 11:03:26 PM K
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* FandomNod: Overlapping with NoPronunciationGuide. In the later books, Claudia's terrible spelling is a handy way to figure out how to pronounce some of the more unusual names. She spells "Spier" "S-P-E-E-R" and "Myriah" "M-A-R-I-A," for example.
1st Apr '17 10:34:17 PM dsneybuf
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* Dawn Schafer - stereotypical "California girl," becomes Mary Anne's stepsister. [[spoiler:Eventually leaves to be replaced by Abby, and gets her own spinoff series.]]

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* Dawn Schafer - stereotypical "California girl," becomes Mary Anne's stepsister. [[spoiler:Eventually leaves to be replaced by Abby, and Eventually gets her own spinoff series.]]
3rd Mar '17 9:09:49 PM Scifimaster92
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* NationalStereotypes: The Australian family in ''Kristy and the Secret of Susan'' has the surname Hobart (the capital of Tasmania), eat vegemite, use slang that no one in Australia has used for ages (like "brekky" and "funny as a funeral"), and have to endure tons of Crocodile Dundee references.
23rd Jan '17 7:15:59 PM InSetsofThree
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** After Patrick and Elizabeth's divorce, Charlie became a ParentalSubstitute towards all three of his younger siblings -- but especially towards David Michael, who was only an infant when Patrick left. In ''Friends Forever,'' Kristy realizes that being forced to become a father at ten has left Charlie with some anger problems.
23rd Nov '16 1:24:04 PM MagBas
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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality:
** In book #12, the girls get bitchy over Claudia spending time with a new friend and go as far as to short-sheet her bed, mess with her belongings, and leave her a series of nasty notes. But in the end, ''Claudia'' is the one who owes ''them'' an apology for "being a bad friend."
** The girls also viciously shun Mary Anne in another story after she commits the mortal sin of... getting a stylish new haircut. Everything's back to hunky dory by the end of the book.
** In one book, the girls are angry and hurt when Mrs. Newton decides to hire an older sitter for her new baby as she feels that a 12-year-old, no matter how experienced, may not be able to cope with a newborn. The girls act like it's irrational and unfair, and the girls do eventually prove that several of those sitters are Very Bad, although Mrs. Newton says she found one she liked and she'll continue to call him on his own. The girls do eventually get to sit for Lucy Newton, but not until they're in eighth grade and Lucy is a little bit older.
** Another book has a friend of David Michael's come over while Kristy is babysitting, and the friend's parents won't let him stay because Watson and Elizabeth aren't home. The incident is presented as though we're supposed to sympathize with Kristy's mental fuming ("Don't these people know they're dealing with the ''president'' of ''The Baby-Sitters Club''") when most people would think refusing to leave their kid with a thirteen-year-old they don't know is pretty reasonable parenting.
** One book was based around Dawn babysitting for Whitney, a girl her own age with Down's Syndrome. Whilst Dawn is babysitting some young kids, they go missing and she calls the police. It turns out Whitney took them to a carnival, wanting to try her hand at babysitting like Dawn. When Dawn sees that the kids are fine, she has no problem with it and doesn't tell the kids' parents, Whitney's parents, or the police what happened; nor talk to Whitney about the consequences of her actions. The story presents it that Whitney genuinely did nothing wrong, even though she basically kidnapped two children and got away with it.

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* ProtagonistCenteredMorality:
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ProtagonistCenteredMorality: In book #12, the girls get bitchy over Claudia spending time with a new friend and go as far as to short-sheet her bed, mess with her belongings, and leave her a series of nasty notes. But in the end, ''Claudia'' is the one who owes ''them'' an apology for "being a bad friend."
** The girls also viciously shun Mary Anne in another story after she commits the mortal sin of... getting a stylish new haircut. Everything's back to hunky dory by the end of the book.
** In one book, the girls are angry and hurt when Mrs. Newton decides to hire an older sitter for her new baby as she feels that a 12-year-old, no matter how experienced, may not be able to cope with a newborn. The girls act like it's irrational and unfair, and the girls do eventually prove that several of those sitters are Very Bad, although Mrs. Newton says she found one she liked and she'll continue to call him on his own. The girls do eventually get to sit for Lucy Newton, but not until they're in eighth grade and Lucy is a little bit older.
** Another book has a friend of David Michael's come over while Kristy is babysitting, and the friend's parents won't let him stay because Watson and Elizabeth aren't home. The incident is presented as though we're supposed to sympathize with Kristy's mental fuming ("Don't these people know they're dealing with the ''president'' of ''The Baby-Sitters Club''") when most people would think refusing to leave their kid with a thirteen-year-old they don't know is pretty reasonable parenting.
** One book was based around Dawn babysitting for Whitney, a girl her own age with Down's Syndrome. Whilst Dawn is babysitting some young kids, they go missing and she calls the police. It turns out Whitney took them to a carnival, wanting to try her hand at babysitting like Dawn. When Dawn sees that the kids are fine, she has no problem with it and doesn't tell the kids' parents, Whitney's parents, or the police what happened; nor talk to Whitney about the consequences of her actions. The story presents it that Whitney genuinely did nothing wrong, even though she basically kidnapped two children and got away with it.
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19th Nov '16 8:32:03 AM talltalltree
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** One book was based around Dawn babysitting for Whitney, a girl her own age with Down's Syndrome. Whilst Dawn is babysitting some young kids, they go missing and she calls the police. It turns out Whitney took them to a carnival, wanting to try her hand at babysitting like Dawn. When Dawn sees that the kids are fine, she has no problem with it and doesn't tell the kids' parents, Whitney's parents, or the police what happened; nor talk to Whitney about the consequences of her actions. The story presents it that Whitney genuinely did nothing wrong, even though she basically kidnapped two children and got away with it.
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