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Dawn's Big Date (The Baby-Sitters Club #50)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  977 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Dawn tries to give herself a new image by changing her hair, makeup, clothes, and personality, but then she worries about whether her friends and her penpal Lewis will like the new Dawn.
Paperback, 167 pages
Published 1992 by Scholastic
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Nov 06, 2010 Ciara rated it liked it
this book opens with dawn & mary anne getting ready for their new year's eve party. mary anne wants to make english muffin pizzas & pigs-in-a-blanket. dawn suggests soybean pie & some other weirdo health food snack. while they make their grocery lists, dawn gets to thinking about how no boy has ever really liked her the way that logan seems to like mary anne. logan's cousin lewis is visiting stoneybrook soon, from louisville. lewis & dawn have been exchanging letters ever since d ...more
May 16, 2016 Shira rated it it was ok
in this unofficial sequel to Dawn and the Older Boy by ghostwriter Suzanne Weyn, logan's sexy cousin lewis comes to stoneybrook (the same lewis that dawn has been semi-romantically penpalling with for the past fifteen or so books) and dawn decides to make herself over to look like/act like the girls in stacey's teenybopper magazines to impress him. turns out, he prefers plain jane dawn, and they kiss. meanwhile, in one of the most brutal and upsetting baby-sitting subplots, dawn and the others s ...more
Rachel Brand
Nov 10, 2010 Rachel Brand rated it really liked it
This was one of the few BSC books that I actually owned as a kid but I was always annoyed at Dawn for trying to change herself so that Lewis would like her when he clearly already liked her enough if he was coming to visit her! But now I can see that she's just being a typical teenage girl and worrying about her appearance too much. I remember wearing a ton of blue - YES, BLUE - eyeshadow and mascara to school when I was her age because I wanted to look older so that a guy two years above me wou ...more
Apr 01, 2015 Jenn rated it really liked it
Shelves: bsc
Right after reading: 3 stars for the story, but I had to bump it up a star for all the amazing outfits! Can't wait to "Polyvore" them. :)

So this story really deserves like a 2.5 for the actual plot (major fat-shaming going on that I'll get into later) but I just had to bump it up for the outfits. There are a plethora of outfits and Dawn is bringing her A-game in this one, folks. (Too bad she goes back to Cali-casual in the end.)

The book starts off on the day before New Year's Eve and Mary Anne &
Oct 10, 2012 Rylee rated it it was amazing
I like this book and I like dawn because she is an individual!
Laura Hughes
Apr 07, 2013 Laura Hughes rated it it was ok
Shelves: babysitters-club
Logan’s cousin Lewis, whom Dawn has been pen-palling since shortly after her dalliance with the older boy, comes for a visit. For some reason, Dawn becomes convinced that Lewis won’t like boring old Dawn, so she begins experimenting with clothes, makeup, and sullenness. Nobody likes "the new Dawn," least of all Lewis, whom she is actually pretty mean to. Standing strong with cliche, she drops her act and "is herself" just in time to have one good date with Lewis before he has to go home.
Sep 28, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
Shelves: own-collection
•We finally get to meet the cute cousin of Logan!
•Dawn going through a personality crisis.
•Some major issues with obesity for a new client.
Mar 16, 2013 April rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, childrens
Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems.

I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens.

The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant.

Awesome books that girls will love! And the
Jan 05, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book and wish there was more Dawn-Lewis romance in the series.
Haven Shw
Jun 19, 2016 Haven Shw rated it it was amazing
This book was awsome guys read it
Nov 18, 2011 Bridget rated it did not like it
Didnt like it at all, I only liked a little but its way too simple for me to read. Dawn feels sorta lonely, and Mary Anne mentions alot about Logan's cousin, Lewis, and wants Dawn, to go out with him. When Dawn finally meets him, She feels like she should flirt with him and Lewis finds out that Dawn is only flirting with him cause she feels ugly and thinks thats why boys won't ask her out.

Happy reading!!

P.S. Only my opinion
Aug 21, 2015 Kayla rated it it was ok
Not one of my favorites in the series by far. I don't like the way Dawn changed. I know we're not supposed to, but it's not what Dawn changed into, it's just the fact that she did change. Dawn has always loved that she's not like everyone else. That's what makes her Dawn. I know we all go through times likes these, but I just feel this is beneath Dawn.
Dec 09, 2009 Kate rated it liked it
Dawn is so awkward in this book. Finally she decides to ditch her "California casual" look of baggy jeans and baggy button down shirts (how is this Californian) for a black turtleneck for a whole new image! Unfortunately, Dawn decides to go back to "being herself" after a disasterous date with Logan's cousin Lewis.
Jan 08, 2016 Nancy rated it it was ok
Shelves: rereading
In which STFUDawn is SUCH anindividual that she changes everything about herself for a boy. Again. Also, fat-shaming. Because Ann hates fat people. Shut the fuck up, Ann.
Windmill D2
Feb 23, 2012 Windmill D2 rated it it was amazing
Tina : This book is about a girl named Dawn who wants a double date with Logan (the guy that she likes} to go perfect with her stepsister Mary Anne Jane and her boyfriend.
Sarah Smith
Apr 15, 2013 Sarah Smith rated it liked it
I loved the series as a kid. I never read them in order because the library didn't have all of them. I think my favs were the Super Specials.
Oct 13, 2007 Jessica rated it liked it
I remember not being allowed to read this book because it was about dating, so I snuck reading it in the elementary school library! i loved BSC!
Aug 06, 2008 Rhiannon1220 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-as-a-kid
This whole series is great for girls between 11-15 years old. I read every last one of them as I was growing up.
Nov 25, 2013 Becky rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I read in primary school and I have a copy of my own :D I love this book :)
Amy Holcomb
Oct 03, 2013 Amy Holcomb rated it it was amazing
The Baby-sitters Club series was my favorite growing up! :)
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