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Preview — Claudia and the Middle School Mystery by Ann M. Martin
Claudia and the Middle School Mystery (The Baby-Sitters Club #40)
But then, Claudia's math teacher calls her to his desk and accuses her of copying off of Shawna Riverson's test!
Claudia can't believe it. Neither can the Baby-sitters. Claudia would never cheat! And they're not going to rest until they help...more
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I enjoyed seeing Claudia as someone who needs to work hard to get good grades, rather than someone who is genuinely stupid. Sometimes her struggles with school make her c ...more
Janine helps Claudia study extra hard for a math test, and Claudia’s thrilled when she earns an A-. But her teacher isn’t so thrilled. Shawna, the girl who sits next to Claudia, got the same grade, and the same points off for the same questions. Claudia is subjected to disciplinary action for cheating. Claudia is distraught; it seems so unfair that she should work so hard just to be accused, and she doe ...more
Claudia's not known for her intellectual abilities, so it's not surprising that people would be shocked if she had a sudden good grade. However, everyone in her family and friend group knew she ...more
I've decided that, even though I've only read two books from her perspective, Claudia is my second favourite babysitter and Mary Anne is my least favourite - hence me not reading any books from her and reading books from all the other babysitters.
I absolutely adored the storyline of this one - Claudia is accused of cheating in Maths test off one of the best students in the class and must somehow prove her innocence therefore so ...more
Poor Claudia, who really is innocent, knows it's futile to take the same approach: nobody would believe her because she has a history of getting bad grades.
It's easy to sympathize with Claudia's plight. A ...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
I kinda love Janine!
At least Claudia's "sophisticated" outfits weren't as scary as Stacey's -- but geez, I'd forgotten about her whole Miss Frizzle obsession!
Claudia books always make me want to read Nancy Drew!
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