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Dawn and the Surfer Ghost (The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries #12)

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Dawn is back in California just in time to see the surfing competition, and solve a mystery concerning a missing surfer, a mangled surfboard, and a ghost that surfs at night!
Paperback, 10 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Scholastic (first published January 1st 1993)
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Jan 17, 2011 Ciara rated it it was ok
it's not really okay with me that we still have to read dawn books even though dawn lives in california now. dawn kind of sucks, & i don't care about her california friends, the we <3 kids club, or her california sitting charges, who run the gamut from bratty (the dewitts) to hippie (sunflower & daffodil) to mary anne (stephie & her emotion-induced asthma attacks). but i'm reading all these books as a personal project, we go.

dawn is spending a lot of time at the beach th
Feb 20, 2014 Redfox5 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, children, mystery, usa
About a year ago I was feeling pretty nostalgic about The Babysitters Club books, looked for them in some bookshops and didn't see them. I guess they've fallen out of favour with kids. I used to read these when I was about 13 but nowdays I'd say this book would only suit a much younger age group. I don't think teens would really enjoy it as it's far to tame by todays standards. I was looking forward to reading this as I've never read one of the mystery BSC books and it was a disappointment that ...more
Nov 21, 2016 Shira rated it did not like it
this is my first time reading this book!

in this cali-style (gag me with a spoon) mystery by ghostwriter Ellen Miles, dawn becomes weirdly obsessed with this way cool surfer named thrash. he's got a tubular board and gnarly moves. then one day, he disappears/maybe dies: how un-groovy! turns out he faked his death because someone had it out for him in a mondo way (and tampered with his board). with dawn's help, he gets back at his would-be murderer in a truly outrageous way: snitches to the cops,
I really enjoyed The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, it really spoke to me, especially because one of the only books Kimmy has while she’s kidnapped is this Babysitter’s Club Mystery. It’s not one of the ones I read when I was going through my BSC phase, and it piqued my interest. A mystery? A surfer? A GHOST?!

Spoiler alert, it’s not a ghost. Because whatever else BSC is, it’s not Sweet Valley High (don’t know if this is a good or bad thing) so you’re not going to get werewolves or vampires, there m
Sep 27, 2015 Marna rated it liked it
I just want to say that I knew exactly where the plot of the Kimmy Schmidt pilot was going the second I saw this book as I had just read it a few weeks before.

Is it spooky how the later ones, where Dawn gets dragged into the Stoneybrook alternate universe against her will, she just sort of sits around shaking her head at their ridiculous problems?

Like, 'this is so juvenile. We have like, real problems in California. Like, depression and not just that fake depression Stacey's ex jock boyfriend
Sep 12, 2011 Brittney rated it it was ok
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In this mystery, Dawn is trying to figure out where a surfer disappeared to. His surfboard still remains along with a creepy ghost. This would be a good book for older children to read. I think it's a great book and would keep their attention.
Jul 22, 2016 Prisha rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who likes the Babysitter's Club
While Martin usually writes family/friend dramas and realistic fiction, she showed how well she can write by taking up a different genre entirely! It's quite realistic, though not as descriptive or suspenseful as I would have liked.
Jan 23, 2009 Gwynne rated it liked it
I loved Dawn. I wanted to be as cool as Dawn. For a while (my middle school years) I planned to name my firstborn Dawn.
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Sep 26, 2009 Autumn Cook rated it it was amazing
This was a really good mystery book. Its about Dawn living with her father and she comes upon a mystery.
Jun 05, 2015 Ani rated it did not like it
Whoa. Some childhood favorites hold up better than others, I guess.

Although, let's face it, I probably shouldn't have picked a Dawn one to read. Don't know what I was thinking with that.
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me
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The Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries (1 - 10 of 36 books)
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