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Stacey's Secret Friend (The Baby-Sitters Club #111)

3.51  ·  Rating Details  ·  296 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Despite her busy fall schedule, Stacey takes on the project of helping the fashion clueless newcomer Tess to become better educated about clothing and makeup, but the well-meaning baby-sitter is soon frustrated by Tess's resistance.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Scholastic
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Jun 12, 2011 Ciara rated it it was ok
stacey is in the pep club with barbara hirsch, whom eagle-eyed readers may remember as being the best friend of the girl who was killed by a drunk driver in mary anne & the memory garden. stacey & barbara are putting the finishing touches on a papier mache jaguar they made for the upcoming football game (apparently a jaguar is SMS's mascot) when someone walks right into it & totally destroys it. the culprit is tess swinhart, a new girl. stacey observes that tess has "an unusual face, ...more
Rachel Brand
Jan 25, 2010 Rachel Brand rated it really liked it
This was better than the previous book but, seriously, Stacey is so clueless! A new girl moves to their school and there are several hints that her last school was "different" but Tess always gets cut off before she can reveal anything useful. She has an obsession with wearing pink clothes and she has - shock, horror! - short hair and thick glasses (I guess these were only popular in the Noughties). Stacey and her get paired up on an English project and also help to rebuild the school mascot tha ...more
Laura Hughes
Apr 08, 2013 Laura Hughes rated it it was ok
Shelves: babysitters-club
The new girl in school, Tess Swinhart, is strange. She always seems to have dressed in the dark, wearing mismatched, unflattering, thrift-store type clothing and thick, black-framed glasses. She speaks in a stilted, precise sort of way. She is the butt of joke comics by Alan Gray, who calls her Swineheart the Destroyer because she is so big and ungainly. Stacey feels embarrassed by and for her, and wants to help Tess help herself. She gives Tess a makeover (Tess permits it, but seems unintereste ...more
Delicious Strawberry
Nov 14, 2012 Delicious Strawberry rated it really liked it
Shelves: ann-m-martin
Being the fashion guru Stacey is, she cannot resist the opportunity to help out a newcomer to school who seems fashion-challenged. Is Stacey in this relationship for true friendship or just to 'fix' Tess? This question is especially pertinent because Stacey is not open about her friendship. Also, I notice that while Tess is described as being a big girl (not fat, just big) the cover shows her to be actually an average-looking girl. Yes, I know it's just a cover illustration, but it always bother ...more
May 01, 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
Maria Elmvang
Dec 03, 2013 Maria Elmvang rated it did not like it
Stacey being her absolute worst self. I don't think AMM (or the ghost-writer) likes her much. At least she's a clueless mean girl and not a deliberate mean girl, but that's about the best I can say for her.
Jul 03, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I loved the BSC series when I was younger and even more glad that I held on to them all these years so my children would be able to enjoy them as well. I would recommend for tween girls.
Nov 01, 2013 Nancy rated it it was amazing
In which Stacey befriends the oddly cool (to me anyway) Tess Swinhart in order to make her over into a Stacey Clone, but not as hot. Tess is too cool for that and hilariously resists.w
Feb 02, 2016 Natalí rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, oldie, bsc
Even if it inludes a quite-serious accident, I thought it was quite funny. Specially how oblivious Stacey is about her own behavior.
Amy Holcomb
Oct 03, 2013 Amy Holcomb rated it it was amazing
The Baby-sitters Club series was my favorite growing up! :)
Feb 04, 2011 Bunny rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-11
Stacey's kind of a bitch.
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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.

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