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Welcome to the Baby-Sitters Club, Abby (The Baby-Sitters Club #90)

3.52 of 5 stars 3.52  ·  rating details  ·  503 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Abby Stevenson and her twin sister, Anna, the new girls in town, are trying to adjust to everything new and help their hardworking, fatherless family.
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Published October 1st 1995 by Turtleback Books
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this is the first abby-narrated book of the series. since she is new & everything. i stopped reading the babysitters club series as a child long before abby came into the picture, but i really enjoy her as an adult. i feel like she is a tool for the ghostwriters to make fun of the other characters. in the very first chapter, she refers to kristy as a "bossy beast". i love the tension they have with each other, both being sporty loudmouths. & the tension is really ratcheted up in this boo ...more
Abby calling Kristy a "bossy beast" earned this book an extra star.

I don't really see the point of Abby. Ann M & the ghostwriters had an opportunity to bring a new dynamic into the group and we all we get is Abby? Why create a new character that has the interest in sports/obnoxiousness of Kristy, the overdramatized medical ailment of Stacey & the dead parent of MA...I'm sure there were more interesting an unique characteristics they could have come up with. The one unique thing to Abby
In which Abby is welcomed to the BSC by everyone but me. STFU, New Dawn.
Maria M. Elmvang
I'm sorry - Abby will never be a 'real' BSC member to me.
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
Delicious Strawberry
I definitely like the older books better, but some of the new ones were nice. I guess Abby was introduced to mix things up because she's Jewish and has severe allergies, plus she has a twin and her mother is widowed. As a character she wasn't bad, and since Dawn left, a replacement was needed. Overall an all right book.
I knew at this point that I was going to cut myself off from BSC books right at #100. I was disappointed Abby seemed so blah. Growing up in a not-terribly-Jewish part of Michigan, I didn't understand why so many series seemed to feature at least one Jewish character in a group of friends. It didn't seem authentic to me.
When I can't find something to spark my interest, I go back and re-read books from my childhood and this was one that I actually had not read yet from this series. I love the Babysitter's club books, no matter how old I am, they still hit my soft spot and this was no different.
Trisha Gephart
I remember when this book came out because there had been a contest to name the new characters and I was pissed that I didn't win. Maybe I would have rated this book a bit higher if the twins were named Arielle and Jade Foster. Abby and Annie? Gag
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.
Psht. Who needs this Abby anyway? I will forever be an original BSC snob and shun this unnecessary upstart!
Jackie Krasuski
What young girl did not love the Baby-Sitters Club and Karen, the Baby-Sitters Little Sister?
Amy Holcomb
The Baby-sitters Club series was my favorite growing up! :)
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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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