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The All-New Mallory Pike (The Baby-Sitters Club #126)

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In a breakthrough book for the series, Mallory says good-bye to Stoneybrook and hello to the Riverbend School. The boarding school in the Berkshires introduces Mallory to a new group of friends--and a not-so-friendly roommate.
Paperback, 138 pages
Published January 1999 by Scholastic
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And then, just like that, Mallory Pike is banished forever from the BSC-verse! In Friends Forever she is briefly mentioned, at least in the first book, but we are left to more or less imagine what becomes of Mallory from this point onward. I like to imagine she was happy, learned a lot, made good grades, and got herself into a badass women's lit college.

You go, Mallory!

Also there were only a couple of baby-sitting chapters, and they revolved around the Pike kids. I can accept that. It was a bea
Dec 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: BSC fans, book-ish nerdlings, boarding school fanatics, people with awful roommates
this is one of my all-time favorite BSC books, because it is a mallory book (i still like her, except for when she whines incessantly about her parents not letting her get a nose job at age eleven--like, are you kidding me?) & it's about mallory going away to BOARDING SCHOOL, & i think we have established my obsession with boarding schools in other reviews on this site. previously in mallory's stoneybrook life, she taught a class for some dumbass program at stoneybrook middle school. she ...more
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it
It always creeped me out that everyone apparently hated Mallory (as I basically was her in school). And during the whole story arc after 'Kristy in Charge,' I started to really get the feeling that she was basically being kicked out due to being the least favorite character. Even though she is mentioned in the books pretty far back (much farther back than Jessi) she has only 13 books (including one mystery). Now, I get why fans probably hated her. She is sarcastic and whiny about everything. But ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Poor Mallory! She cannot catch a break.

Let's recap Mallory. Her parents, good ol' Mr. & Mrs. Pike, have a bunch of kids in a short period of time. They take a rather passive approach to parenting and dump most of their responsibilities on to their eldest child. In general, Mallory takes these responsibilities in stride. She likes kids so much that she joins the BSC. She's given the lowly title of Junior Member even though she has more baby-sitting experience than Dawn and Claudia (both Regu
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
I didn't read the BSC books in order, nor did I read all of them. Instead, I picked up those books that interested me, especially those narrated by Mary Anne, Dawn, or Mallory (since they were my favorite characters). I remember being excited to read this one, and, surprisingly, I remembered many details from the book during this reread. However, I don't remember loving this one.

Both now and in my youth, I love books set in boarding schools. But the plot on this one was thin, and the writer (wh
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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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
This is one of my favourites of the later BSC books, mostly because the actual BSC don't appear as much (save us from 2-dimensional Kristy). Mallory begins her new life at private boarding school, Riverbend (I want to go there. Or teach there.) She loves the academics and makes good friends, but struggles with her prickly roommate. Meanwhile, her siblings fight over who shares what bedroom not she's gone.
Maria Camp
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Excellent premise. Interesting story.

I think this is an overall good story for Mallory; however, some things happened too easily. Other things felt contrived.

Additional conflict could have provided greater interest.

I would have liked to have seen Mallory try harder to solve her own problems in her new school.

The ending felt forced and not fully satisfying.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it liked it
Mallory away at boarding school?! Quite trippy for the BSC.
Dana Salman
Aug 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-siblings
I feel sorry for Mallory, I wouldn't last a day at boarding school, and she's only eleven. Still, Riverbend seems like a passionate school. Plus her sibs haven't gotten any less funny without her!
Amy Holcomb
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Baby-sitters Club series was my favorite growing up! :)
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
Honestly, I found Mallory very annoying and whiny. I felt the beginning, before she got to school, was incredibly boring.
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: rereading
In which Mel-ry escapes the Cult and tries to have a normal life. It doesn't work, but hey, at least she's away from those psychotic chicks in the 'Brook.
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bsc
Mallory is not my favorite BSC characters, but she loves reading, and her story about boarding school always made me happy.
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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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