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Stacey's Choice (The Baby-Sitters Club #58)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  886 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Since Stacey's parents got divorced it hasn't been easy. Stacey hates being put in the middle of them. And even though she gets to see her dad often, Stacey misses him. Sometimes she wishes she were just a regular kid with a regular family. But now both of her parents are depending on her. They each need her--badly. And she can't be in two places at once. How will she ever ...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Scholastic (first published 1992)
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Nov 25, 2010 Ciara rated it liked it
the book opens with stacey & mallory babysitting for the pike kids. they have magazines & comic books spread out everywhere, & they are ordering the cheap crap from the back pages--stuff like stamp moisteners & necktie-knotters. but it's keeping them entertained & out of trouble, so stacey & mallory don't think much of it.

back home, stacey notices that her mom seems a little pale & tired. stacey assumes it's because mrs. mcgill has been so busy lately doing temp work
Allison Floyd
Either this wasn't Ms. Martin's finest moment, or this little nostalgia kick is coming to a blessed close. It started out promising enough; I especially loved the BSC's visit to the punk store at the mall to secure an outfit for Stacey's dad's dinner. The mail-order subplot among the BSC charges also had its amusing moments (and I say this as someone who tends to want to skip over the babysitting parts and get back to the fashion and boys). But all the escalating tension surrounding the central ...more
Laura Hughes
Apr 07, 2013 Laura Hughes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: babysitters-club
Stacey’s mother comes down with pneumonia just before Stacey is supposed to go to New York to be her father’s date to a company banquet honoring his promotion to vice president, causing Stacey to debate which parent needs her more. In the end, she attends the banquet but steps out to call her mom several times and insists on leaving early to catch a train, so that neither parent is satisfied. In a surprisingly subtly related choice-over-compromise, you-can’t-have-it-all kid storyline, the Pike y ...more
Dec 01, 2010 Leah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this book does a good job portraying the life of a divorced child. Stacey is constantly put in between her parents. They're divorced. She chose to live with her mom, but she visits her dad often. When her mother ends up sick on the weekend she's got awesome plans with her father she has to choose between them. Take care of her mother or spend time with her father whom she doesn't live with? What should she do? I think she makes the right decision in the end and it shows that she loves th ...more
Raevyn (Christian and Proud)
/of course, the beginning was drawn-out and dull, but toward the end it was *almost* entertaining....
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
May 12, 2010 Marian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: readit, bsc, 2010
Sooo I must admit that I'm a sucker for the blonde books. I know, I know...

I love the little bit in this book where Stacey and Dawn bond over being kids of divorces that aren't entirely amicable and involve quite a bit of traveling. It's little moments like this that make me continue to love this series many, many years later.
Maria Elmvang
Since when does a kid feel that much responsibility about a sick mother, that she doesn't even feel it sufficient that friends of the mother take care of her, but wants to skip school to do it herself? Stacey makes a lot of bad choices in this book which more or less feels like the flip side of "Stacey's Emergency".
I wish Stacey would make up her mind already. First she's with her mom. Then her dad. Then she's in New York City. Then she returns to Stoneybrooke. Who cares?
Sarah B

Stacey's mom has got it going on. How do we know? Because Mary Anne's mother rose from the dead just to take care of her!
Romane Dela Gracia
May 06, 2014 Romane Dela Gracia rated it it was amazing
Reading this will help you realize the things that you should be responsible for. Very great!
Apr 29, 2009 Sally rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, bsc
EPIC YAWN. This one was really kind of bottom of the barrel.
Jan 04, 2014 Nancy rated it liked it
Shelves: rereading
In which Stacey's mom has got it going on. "It" being pneumonia.
Dec 30, 2011 Imani rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.It's realistic and touching.
Amy Holcomb
Oct 03, 2013 Amy Holcomb rated it it was amazing
The Baby-sitters Club series was my favorite growing up! :)
you must read it
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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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