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Mary Anne and the Memory Garden (The Baby-Sitters Club #93)

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After a fun winter break, Mary Anne is glad to be back at SMS. She's excited about her English project, and optimistic about the weeks ahead.

Nothing could have prepared Mary Anne for the awful news that Amelia Freeman, a friend and a partner on her English project has suddenly died.

Everyone at school is shocked and saddened. Gradually the other kids recover. But Mary Anne
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Paperback, 148 pages
Published January 1996 by Scholastic
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Ciara
Apr 06, 2011 Ciara rated it did not like it
my bias against mary anne strikes again. okay, so, mary anne's english class is doing a group project on william shakespeare. mary anne is assigned to a group with gordon brown (who was a good sport about having to partner with howie johnson on the egg baby project), barbara hirsch, & amelia freeman. barbara & amelia are best friends & mary anne likes both of them, though we have never heard of them before. they decide to write a newspaper about shakespeare's historical time period, ...more
Laura Hughes
Mar 09, 2015 Laura Hughes rated it liked it
Shelves: babysitters-club
Mary Anne enjoys getting closer to Amelia Freeman, a girl she knew slightly, through a group English project. When Amelia is suddenly killed by a drunk driver, everyone is shocked. Mary Anne becomes depressed, and returns to her old counselor Dr. Reese. After reading letters where Dawn describes cleaning up an old vacant lot with neighborhood kids, Mary Anne decides to plant a garden in Amelia’s memory. While the grief and permanence of her friend’s death remain insoluble problems, by the end of ...more
Ds
Mar 03, 2016 Ds rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood-teen
Uhm, finalmente un argomento che volevo si affrontasse già molto tempo prima. La morte di un compagno di classe (o di qualcuno di giovane). Non voglio essere morbosa. E' solo che ero molto curiosa di sapere come le ragazzine avrebbero reagito. Facendo qualcosa ovviamente! Eppure ci sono dei piccoli tocchi che ho apprezzato molto. Il fatto che Mary Anne riveli di essere stata da una psicoterapeuta, di andarci nuovamente (oltre che usufruire dell'aiuto fornito a scuola), le cose di cui si preoccup ...more
Samantha Glasser
Jan 28, 2014 Samantha Glasser rated it really liked it
I don't remember this book, but I have an old diary where I wrote a note to my friend apologizing for laughing at her for crying when she read this. I told her, "I am crying too."
April
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
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Rebeccadanielle
Feb 27, 2015 Rebeccadanielle rated it liked it
Shelves: children-1990s
I'll admit it, I got teary eyed. Mary Anne and the Memory Garden is a BSC book where the girls learn to cope in their own way after a classmate is tragically killed. I like the BSC books where they deal with an issue like this.
Shannon
Jul 20, 2011 Shannon rated it it was ok
Shelves: 1996
At this point in my BSC reading career, I vaguely recall being disappointed at the random new things that would seem thrown into the books. Mary Anne was my favorite character, but she seemed way too sappy in this book.
Rachel Brand
I remember reading this at the age of nine and thinking about how different it was from the usual BSC books. They'd dealt with serious issues in the past, but this book just had a generally serious feel all throughout.
Nancy
Oct 31, 2013 Nancy rated it it was ok
Shelves: rereading
In which a character we know nothing about and have never seen before - meh, maybe she was mentioned in passing in a previous book to set this one up, but not much - dies and MA is traumatized.
Sally
Apr 29, 2009 Sally rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, bsc
Aw, this one was sad. Quite a good book, so different to any of the previous ones.
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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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