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The Truth About Stacey: A Graphic Novel (Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #2)

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For use in schools and libraries only. Stacey, a member of the Baby-sitters Club, struggles with her parents, who refuse to accept that she has diabetes, baby-sitting problems, and a rival baby-sitting club.
Hardcover, 141 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Turtleback Books
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Jenni Joru
Sep 12, 2016 Jenni Joru rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Telgemeierin piirtämä Baby-Sitters Clubin kakkonen jatkaa samaa kivaa linjaa, kuin ensimmäinenkin. Neljän erilaisen tytön perustama klubi saa kilpailijan, kun isommat tytöt perustavat uuden yrityksen, Baby-Sitters Agencyn. Uudella firmalla on tehokas mainoskampanja ja tytöt saavat huomata kanta-asiakaudensakin kaikkoavan, koska vanhemmat nuoret saavat valvoa myöhempään. Ikänsä vuoksi he saavuttavat myös asiakkaiden luottamuksen, erityisesti pienimpien lasten hoitajana. Eräs lapsista ei vaikuta k ...more
Jeffrey Zeldman

I love the story it is just so o I have no idea werds
Jul 30, 2016 Meepelous rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scholastic
Perhaps unsurprisingly this book continues what is a great adaption of a rather timeless series. While I was a bit concerned by the lack of modern issues tackled in the first book, I have since read Drama by Raina Telgemeier and published by Scholastic, which was for a similar age group but completely original.

Since Scholastic and Telgemeier are obviously not afraid of tackling the more "modern" issues that children are facing, I'm much more comfortable with this book - which is an adaption of a
Riley Johnson
Jul 14, 2016 Riley Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great way to reimagine one of my favorite childhood series! Too wonderful!
Dec 31, 2015 Adan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Raina's adaptations of The Baby-Sitters Club! They're really fun and bring back great memories of reading the books when I was a kid.
Apr 14, 2016 Hannah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I'm an adult who read the BSC books as a kid and have been tearing through the graphic novels for a nostalgia kick. The Truth About Stacey is another delight from Telgemeier with really cute drawings and issues that will appeal to the targeted audience. This book follows two main plots: Stacey's diabetes, and a group of older sitters who call themselves "The Baby-Sitters Agency" that try to steal the Baby-Sitters Clubs' jobs and sabotage their business.

My only complaint about this book in the s
Teddy Bear Books
I would really like to know if this is supposed to be a modernized-version of the baby-sitters club. The book itself never mentions what year it is, but I know the original series by Anne M. Martin was written in the eighties. Anyway, I say this because of Stacey's type-one diabetes.
As a teenage type-one myself, it is crucial for me that Stacey's diabetes is accurate. She is one of the only fictional diabetic characters in literature, and so I was really hoping to be able to identify with her. T
Jul 24, 2015 Celeste_pewter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I stated earlier in the year, I was pleasantly and delightfully surprised by Raina Telgemeier's Graphix edition of Kristy’s Big Idea, so there was much rejoicing across the Reading Nook when The Truth About Stacey arrived in our mailbox.

Telgemeier follows a similar formula to her adaptation of Kristy’s Big Idea, using storylines from Ann M. Martin’s original book to form the foundation for exploring Stacey McGill’s struggles with diabetes. However, Telgemeier also adds much-needed elements o
Nov 19, 2007 laaaaames rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: recovering hypochondriacs
Until I was about twenty-seven, I was absolutely terrified I would wet the bed. Now, I have never, ever wet the bed as an adult or a child, but I figured if I ever accidentally wet the bed, I was going to end up with diabetes (or at least a lot of blood work to find out I didn't have it) so basically I trained my bladder to awaken me upon the slightest hint, which means up until I forced myself out of this habit, I was getting up every night about five and six times for next to nothing.

Once I wa
Aug 03, 2016 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't like the overhead light in my room. It's so bright, and I much prefer the softer, yellower light of my desk lamp. That said, I couldn't read this by desk lamp. I needed as much light as I could, to take in all the beautiful colours of this book.

I haven't written a review of the original release of the book, so it's worth mentioning how much I love that Raina Telgemeier incorporated parts of Stacey's Book into the story to give more back-story and to flesh it out. The flashbacks (with
Madison Wamboldt
The Baby-Sitters Club: The Truth About Stacey by Raina Telgemeier is about one of the girls Stacey and how she has diabetes and the baby-sitters agency and the little game they are playing. The rest of the juicy stuff is in the book and you will find out about what it is if you read the book yourself.

I like this book a lot because it is about a girl with diabetes and she is new in town and doesn't know anyone. Then, one of the girls bring her into her group of friends and she becomes a part of
Jun 18, 2016 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man, BSC makes awesome graphic novel fodder. I love Telgemeier. The plot in this is actually very entertaining. I'd forgotten a lot of the details--diabetes was the only thing that stuck with me--about the BSA competition. I realize that I learned a lot about what it means to be a good caretaker from these books. Lessons!!! I could binge read these.
Christine Grant
Jul 03, 2015 Christine Grant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my first graphic novel reads. This is the 2015 rerelease, and I really liked it. I was obsessed with the BSC ehen I was a kid, so it was neat to experience it in a new way. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much without reading the original.
Apr 04, 2016 Natalie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book of the babysitters club was really good. This book is about Stacey who has diabetes and the only people she has told is her parents and the other members of the babysitters club. This book tells how Stacey got diabetes and how her life was back in New York city when she just got diabetes. I recommend this book to people who have read the first book of the babysitters club. And also to people who like Raina Telgemeier .
Jul 23, 2016 Skye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was good and it was cool seeing it though Stacey's point of view
Oct 09, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read on vacation!
Dec 29, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Soobie's heartbroken
When I first read the Italian translation of the BSC I was still in elementary school. The publishers decided to publish them in a very weird form: they were very small and they fit in my pocket. In addition, the paper was pink. It was perfect.

I haven't read any of them in more than 15 years probably. So when I was reading the graphic novel adaptation I wondered at all the themes that these little books tackle. They were dealing with divorce, new families, and even diabetes. I found out about di
Devon Flaherty
Mar 19, 2015 Devon Flaherty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Smile, Sisters, and Drama, by Raina Telgemeier. All three are Middle Grades graphic novels, the first two memoir and the last realistic fiction. They were published in 2010, 2012, and 2014 (not respectively). They have all been NY Times bestsellers and have won numerous awards.


For me, a sad part of reading a graphic novel is that it goes so quick. I enjoyed reading Smile, but man did it read fast. For me, it was just one sitting, not even an afternoon, like as long as it would take me to pe
First, I love Raina Telgemier. So when I saw that she was making one of my favorite middle grade obsessive series into graphic novels, I flipped out!

If you were not a BSC fan and also not a 5th grade girl, you probably will not think much about these. But I spend a very satisfying 40 minutes reminiscing about tearing through novel after novel in this series. It was so fun to meet Jamie Newton and Charlotte Johannsen and even a not to Mallory! The 4 girls looks just as I had imagined them and th
Allyson Bogie
Apr 12, 2016 Allyson Bogie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: middle-grade
I love Raina Telgemeier and I love the Babysitters Club books, so.....I really loved this book. I read the entire BSC series when I was younger, probably more than once. As I was reading this graphic novel version of The Truth About Stacey, I realized that I was totally engrossed with the girls and their story, just the way that I used to be when I read the original books by Ann M. Martin.

The illustrations were full of life, the story was compelling (again), and now that I'm a parent I wish that
I was a little too old for them when they came out, so this was the first Babysitters' Club book I'd ever read. It wasn't as bad as I'd feared, in part because Telgemeier's artwork is always so appealing. I have to admit I got more caught up in the story than I'd expected. When I was a driving-age babysitter, I once misplaced a 3 year old because I was watching MTV. I had about ten minutes of sheer panic, but it turned out he had put himself to bed for a nap, and I hadn't seen him the first thre ...more
Aug 03, 2016 Charlie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
warning the second line of the big paragraph is a spoiler so just a shoutout!!

I was totally hooked i loved how it was a comic or graphic novel what ever u call it...

I love the connection between the characters I think this book teaches children to forgive their friends (unless it is something big) just like Lainie and Stacey forgave each other in this book.
I also loved how there was the same problem running through out the whole book. It never got boring it was awesome and fun to read the whole
If you loved the Babysitters Club series as a kid like I did, then you will really love Telgemeier's graphic edition. I think they are even better than the real series. My kids, 7 and 4, were so sucked into this one The Truth About Stacey (Stacey and Claudia were my favorite characters in Martin's series). Telgemeier with her iconic Smile style makes these characters come to life. So fun to read. I remember the story as if it were yesterday. For a long time, Babysitters Club books were my favori ...more
Gisselle Rangel
Jan 06, 2016 Gisselle Rangel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book I read was the Baby Sitter's Club by Raina Telgemeier. This book is the second in the series and in this book it tells more about their life at home. I like how now it not only tells about one person's problems but it tells about all of them now. In this book the whole club has one more problem. There is another group of babysitters going around and they are older kids than them so they can stay out later. For a while they try to find ways to be better than them but they go through lot ...more
Ashley D--
Fantastic story! A young girl stands up for herself and control over her own body. Stacey's parents stress her out with all of the different doctors they take her to to try to "fix" her, and Stacey builds up enough courage to have a reasonable discussion with them about her health. And it's not even the "issue" of this book. The girls have to decide if it's unsportsmanlike to tell on their rivals when a bad babysitter puts a child in danger. Loving these comics. They are like entertaining guides ...more
So cute I can't wait to read the next two they are such light quick reads!!
Jun 04, 2014 Sarita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kiddos
These books hold up so well, particularly with their new outfits and context via Ms. Telgemeier (We ADORE Telgemeier at our house). I appreciate the girls' varying strengths, attitudes, and the way they work out problems together. It's not preachy - it's how life kinda works for a lot of kids like me and my friends and for my kids and their friends. Just every day stuff, done so well.
I'm almost glad there aren't more of them - Littlest Kid had to get used to reading regular novels to find out wh
There were two things that I thought for sure would be changed when it came to the graphic novel adapted by Raina Telgemeier. One was a baby-sitter who had been smoking on the job and burned a hole in the couch. Surprisingly that was left in the graphic novel. In both books it was considered bad, but in today's world if a parent came home and smelled smoke they would flip out. I think they would have been just as unhappy then, but smoking was more prevalent so I can see how it was in the book ba ...more
Loved this one even more than Kristy's Great Idea! The hook for this book is immediately interesting: older kids start a competing Baby-Sitters Agency. Stacey is a fun character to follow along with, and Telgemeier's illustrations of Jamie and his newborn sister are so precious and adorable.

Another wholesome, fun graphic novel full of heart, with a simple but enjoyable plot to boot.
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