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Kristy and the Snobs (The Baby-Sitters Club #11)

3.6  ·  Rating details ·  3,065 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
Kristy's mom got married again last summer and now Kristy and her family in a new neighborhood. The kids aren't very friendly. In fact, they're... well, snobs. They criticize Kristy's clothes. They make fun of the Baby-sitters Club. And worst of all, they laugh at Louie, Kristy's pet collie, who's going blind. Nobody does that and gets away with it!
Kristy's fighting mad--
Paperback, 145 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Scholastic (first published 1988)
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Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
note: upon opening this book, I found written in my cursive handwriting on the title page (circa 4th grade, when I learned cursive and exclusively wrote in it after switching back to print before 5th grade): "great so far!" apparently in the middle of reading this book, I was moved to update my future self about my enjoyment of it.

this book is a huge bummer, fyi. kristy is finally starting to get settled in her new rich kid neighborhood, but her interactions with the neighborhood kids are awful,
Logan Hughes
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: babysitters-club
Kristy clashes with her new neighbors; pet death.

Kristy doesn’t fit in in her new neighborhood. Louie, her old, sick collie, looks scruffy and bedraggled next to next-door neighbor Shannon Kilbourne’s well-groomed Bernese mountain dog, Astrid of Grenville. The Delaney kids are snotty and demanding. And Shannon and her sister Tiffany keep playing practical jokes on Kristy while she baby-sits, such as ordering unwanted pizzas or calling her to tell her the house is on fire when it isn’t. Kristy fi
definitely not my fave--not when i was a kid & not now. kristy has moved to her fancy new neighborhood, where everyone is rich. one day she's taking louie (the family collie) for a walk when she meets shannon kilbourne walking her purebred bernese mountain dog, astrid of grenville, & amanda delaney, strolling up the sidewalk carrying her $400 persian cat, priscilla. amanda is sure to announce how much the cat cost. later in the book, amanda says that the fountain in her house foyer cost ...more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn't love this one as a kid, but really enjoyed it this time around. It's so sad we lose Louie, but this book is about swallowing your pride and getting to know people who you have judged at face value.
Oct 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I like this book and I agree that Shannon and Amanda are snobs. But in the end Shannon becomes part of the BSC!
Isabella A C
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Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
This one kind of annoyed me because the rich girls were such clichés. They were invented to be hated, and didn't act like actual rich people. (Rich people don't usually tell you how much their cat cost. Rich people are usually kind of oblivious about money because they've never had to worry about whether something's expensive; they just get it.) Poor Kristy is now in this neighborhood of people who don't accept her sort of dirtbag tomboy way of dressing and the non-purebred-ness of her old, sick ...more
Rachel Brand
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I remember reading it over and over as a child but didn't expect to still love it so much as an adult. There are two main stories - Kristy making friends in her new neighbourhood and learning not to judge people without talking to them first, and Kristy's dog, Louie, getting old and having to be put down. Both stories, but particularly the one about Louie, were very touching and well written. There is also a subplot in the background where Jeff wants to move back to California ...more
Mar 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens, reviewed
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 rated it really liked it
a wonderful peice. the lessons in this bok for young readers are fantastic. this is a book that any parents with older pets should have their children read. it is so delicately written and yet shows the pain while giving children ways to cope.
April Thompson
Aug 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Ending can sometimes be beginnings. They are sad, but sometimes they bring happiness.
Jul 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Kristy's first book since finding a new station in life, thanks to her mother's marriage to Watson. We watch as she finds footing in her new neighborhood with her new wealthy neighbors, who are suprisingly (and worryingly) eccentric. Her new baby sitting charges have no problem spouting off the price of everything they own. (They think their cat has never been sick because she cost $400.) Her fellow neighborhood baby sitters have no problem acting like spoiled sociopaths to punish Kristy for mon ...more
This book made me so sad as a kid, and it really had the same impact on me just now. I admit it. A BSC book made me cry.

Let's do a quick plot review:

Kristy has moved into Watson's fancy neighborhood, and thinks that all the neighbors are snobs. They sort of are, at least at first glance, and they even make fun of poor Louie the family collie. The baby-sitting plot centers around the kids in her new 'hood, and how snobbish the Delaney kids are. They're tiny terrors, who are eventually tamed by th
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 5-stars, bsc, own, reread
Hands-down, the saddest Baby-sitters Club book. No matter how many times I read it, I sob through a broken heart every time. Sighhhh. :(

I liked all the new characters in Kristy's neighbourhood, and I'm excited for the occasional Shannon appearance in future books. I also really liked how Stacey dealt with the Snobs, and how Kristy tried to use her way, but added her own gross flair.

But this is still the saddest BSC book ever.
Elaine Mullane
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I used to love the Babysitter's Club! My friends and I used to swap them between us when I was in primary school. They were so popular at the time, there was a waiting list at the library if you wanted to read them in chronological order! I used to be allowed to buy one book a week on a Friday when I was younger; this was usually an Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Point Horror or one of these! I would love to revisit them at some stage, just for nostalgia's sake!
Pei-jean Lu
This was definitely the one of the series I had read as a child that I had wanted to read but never had the chance. I knew where Shannon the dog got her name and how Kristy got her from later books in the series, but never read the book about how Louie died and how Kristy and Shannon ended up being good friends.
Dec 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one will always have a special place in my heart because it was one of the first books that had ever made me cry. Anyone who has ever own a pet will empathize with Kristy on a very personal level.

In dept review coming up in my blog soon.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book because it was about friendship and had a great story. Overall I just really loved it.
Oh wow. This book was more emotional than usual for me. I thought the author perfectly captured Kristy in this book and how she dealt with the snobs. As the books goes on and Kristy gets to know the snobs, they really aren't that bad. Now Louie. Oh man Louie. Having a doggy of my own, it hurt my heart with what they did for Louie, but he was old and everyone gets to that part in their life and I thought it was a good experience for the author to include in the series because of how REAL that sit ...more
Brandi Jones
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty good book, although I am not a big fan of snobby pre-teen girls! However, it was really sad when Louie died :(
Mar 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bsc
This book makes me sad. :( Kristy is living at Watson's McMansion now and hasn't made any friends yet, because she says they're all stuck-up snobs. She's advertising her baby-sitting in the new neighborhood, which kind of makes her a snob if you think about it. She meets one of the new girls, Shannon Louisa Kilbourne, and it's instant enemies. Who introduces themselves with their full name?? Hello, my name is Jennifer Lynn Ingram, so nice to meet you. Blegh.

There aren't any "What Claudia is Wear
Bridgit Sillman
Oct 18, 2016 rated it liked it
This review is required for Dr. Sykes' READ3307 course at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Elementally, Kristy and the Snobs is very consistent with the rest of the Baby-Sitters Club series. The plot is a simple one as Kristy - a notorious tomboy - is moved to a fancy, wealthy neighborhood after her mother gets remarried, and has to come to terms with a new set of peers and a new babysitting clientele of a culture different than her own. The story is still set in Stoneybrook, Connecticut, co
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
Posted originally on my blog:
The Writer's Inkwell

Ann M. Martin writes about how this is a book of firsts, the first book about Kristy and her new family, Kristy’s new neighborhood, the first time a pet dies, etc. But what she failed to do was make Kristy seem sympathetic in regards to her feelings towards the other kids in her neighborhood. Sure, Kristy goes to a public school and wears normal clothes, but she is, in fact, a snob.

Even though Shannon and Tiffany are not exactly welcoming the fir
Julie Decker
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Having recently become the stepdaughter of a rich man, Kristy is now living in an affluent neighborhood and all her neighbors are super snobby. Neighborhood girl Shannon and Kristy immediately begin a rivalry, because Shannon resents that a poor girl might come and take her babysitting jobs away. Is it Shannon who's deliberately causing all the pranks and problems that keep happening to Kristy every time she sits for someone? Can Kristy find some common ground with these rich girls and just go o ...more
Alyssa Bates
I liked this book because its not that long and it has a good story. Its about a girl named Kristy and her mom gets married so she has to move. At her new house she meets a couple of snobby girls in her neighborhood. When Kristy babysits the snobs like to trick her. One time they tricked her by telling her that the house that she was babysitting at was on fire. Another time they called the pizza man and ordered a pizza to the house she was babysitting at.

The snobs like to make fun of Kristy and
Emma Rose Ribbons
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cosy
This is one of the better BSC novels. Please be warned it does feature a dog being put down, I wasn't expecting this plot line in this book so it took me by surprise. It's very well-handled by the author and all the characters and for the first time I really felt like Watson's and Kristy's family were one family. Sadly there's a storyline that's left unfinished (Dawn's brother) which I thought was a bit careless but perhaps the author intends to address it in upcoming books. Still really enjoyin ...more
Jun 07, 2007 rated it liked it
I read about 20-25 of these books. I read them in fifth and sixth grade. I strongly remember wanting to read these because they seemed cool and my older sister read a few of them. I remember that our library had a little display of them and I also bought a lot of them through the book catalogs we got at school. I remember most strongly the set up of the books; each book started explaining the club and describing each of the members. I also strongly remember the covers.

I remember how in this one
Ramya (Idea Smith)
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
The title notwithstanding, this story is more about life with a beloved pet than about dealing with life in a new neighborhood. There is less about Kristy's old neighborhood with its familiar kids and more about her new home. This book is clearly trying to expand the Baby-sitters Club purview by introducing more characters (new kids as well as neighbors etc). In addition, it attempts to address the once-in-five-books-or-so heavy topic that is a pattern in this series (illnesses, divorce, acciden ...more
Kristen Lauderdale
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a tearjerker! Spoiler alert: deals with the death of an elderly family pet and neighbors coming together in the wake of this tragedy to put aside their differences. Kristy is such a hot-head. Yeah, the neighbors were a bit snooty to her, but in true Kristy style, she really got off on the wrong foot with them by yelling at them for being snobs before they'd really said too much that was actually snobby to her. Ann M. Martin really made this one of the better BSC books by having so many humo ...more
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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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