Mary Anne's Makeover (The Baby-Sitters Club #60)
But Mary Anne really wants to get the haircut. So she goes ahead and gets it - along with some new clothes and a little makeup. Mary Anne can't wait for her friends to see her.
What a mistake! The Baby-sitters ca...more
in this tolerable mary anne book (I know, how could it be tolerable and be narrated by mary anne?) written by ghostwriter Peter Lerangis, mary anne gets what sounds like a louise brooks-style haircut. her dad takes her to the mall for the haircut and lets her buy some new makeup and new clothes too. the baby-sitters all hate her new look, mostly because dawn tells them to/they're the worst, and mary anne gets weirdly popular with the shallow crowd at schoo ...more
Long story short, Mary Anne decides she's tired of being the same old her, so she asks her dad to take her to get her hair cut. He does, and takes her shopping for new clothes and make up at the same time.
Of course, this is enough for ALL OF THE BSC MEMBERS to act like total snapebags toward her for most of the book.
Not because they're jealous, no. Because they're hurt that she didn't invite them along.
Jeez. When I was ...more
Oh, hell, no.
She does show more of a spine in this one, but damn if she isn't also simultaneously reverting to her old invertebrate ways.
If you aren't rooting for Mary Anne to get some real friends and for Dawn to choke on an alfalfa ...more
Mary Anne gets a make-over and her so-called "friends" treat her like crap because she didn't consult them. I pretty much hated everybody in this book except the Arnold twins.
Passive-aggressive douchery FTL.
the A-plot gets going on the babysitters club meeting that afternoon, when mary anne pages through one of ...more
That is the plot of this book.
The BSC, for some reason, is 100% opposed to Mary Anne’s new look. Mary Anne is so upset by their disapproval that she cancels plans with them and stops going to meetings (she just can’t face them), opening her up to renewed BSC criticism that she is a slacker and ditches her girlfriends for her boyfriend. Finally they talk things out, of course. A subplot where Carolyn Arnold claims to be building a real time machine and goes so far as to t ...more
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 ...more
"Her friends weren't supportive of her haircut" WELL I'M SURE SHE LOOKED HORRIBLE
Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me ...more