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Kristy's Worst Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #100)

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What's going on with the BSC? Meetings have never been like this before. Members are showing up late, arguing about jobs, even pushing to get rid of Friday meetings. Extra schoolwork is making everybody tense, too. Then a favorite sitting charge gets hurt, right under Kristy's nose.

It feels like the last straw to Kristy. Maybe she's not such a good sitter--and maybe the Ba
Paperback, 150 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Scholastic
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Logan Hughes
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: babysitters-club
The Baby-sitters Club is disbanded.

As the new school year starts, everyone is super busy with school and other commitments. Nobody wants to do Kristy’s “Fall into Fall Block Party” festival idea (especially when it involves increasingly insane demands like tying apples to trees for fake apple-picking). Against Kristy’s protestations, the club votes to change a meeting day to accommodate Jessi’s Friday dance class. Then Mallory gets a Wednesday writing class, and other conflicts pop up. Kristy wo
May 07, 2011 rated it liked it
kristy is back home from her hawaiian vacation & staring down the barrel of another year attending the eighth grade at stoneybrook middle school. she is also anxious because abby was president of the babysitters club while kristy was away & kristy is very concerned that abby was a superior president somehow. (abby as president was the subplot of stacey's broken heart. i forgot to mention it in my review. basically, abby thinks kristy is too bossy & controlling, so she only charges du ...more
Dec 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
in this oddly almost fanfic (alternate universe-style) installment by ghostwriter Peter Lerangis, kristy comes back from hawaii and is bummed out that the club didn’t completely fall apart without her. in fact, after the events of Stacey's Broken Heart, abby kind of got it together, and the other bsc members have started to vibe with her more lax presidential style. they have a meeting on labor day and everyone but kristy is surprised/bummed about it and then KRISTY is surprised/bummed that they ...more
M.M. Strawberry Reviews
You can see by the title this is a big one. It's also handled realistically, Kristy thinks about disbanding the BSC because of various pressures in life, but in the end, it only causes the girls to appreciate the value of the BSC and what it means for them and for others.
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
I read and reread and loved these books as a kid. And rereading several of them as an adult, I find that some of them are actually really good, enjoyable and even mooving at times. But the series clearly suffers from being WAY TO LONG! ( and ghostwritten from nr 36 and out) The girls do not seem like real people anymore,more like simplyfied cartoonish versions of what they once were. Kristy was super annoying in this book, and whats the deal with this new kid Abby? She is even worse! I guess bei ...more
Dani Heller
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: popular-series
I chose to read this book as my graphic novel, because I was a huge Babysitter's Club fan when I was younger. Kristy's Worst Idea is the 100th book in the series, and is a play on the title of the very first book, Kristy's Great Idea. In this book, all of the girls are back together after summer vacation but no one seems to be as into the club anymore. The girls are all busy with their lives and Kristy fears that the club is falling apart and she is losing her friends. Kristy suggests that they ...more
Sep 02, 2016 rated it liked it
In the 100th Babysitters Club book, Kristy Thomas decides to disband the Babysitters Club. The book begins with Kristy returning from Hawaii with her family and the group about to start the school year again. (Since they are stuck in a time loop, it's 8th grade...again). Kristy is pissed because Abby has taken over as president while she was gone (it's part of Abby's job as alternate office to fill missing roles) and Kristy wants to re-exert her power. Some of the members of the club want to cha ...more
Feb 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Kristy's Worst Idea is to break up the Baby-Sitters club. All the girls are busier and some of them have interpersonal conflicts, so they take a break. Of course, they all miss it and the parents in town go crazy, so of course, they get back together. Oops, did I spoil something?
I just can't believe this is the hundreth book and they're all still 13 and in Eighth grade. I mean, come on. Also, this book takes place post-summer vacation, so shouldn't they be in 9th grade? Please? I started reading
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Rachel Brand
This is actually a pretty good book. I now feel the need to snatch the other "new" BSC books off my school library's shelves and see if they're on the same standards. Like the first three BSC books, book 100 covers quite a few serious issues, and is definitely the kind of book which I'd be happy with my kids reading.
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Oh, this book. As a Kristy fan and apologist, I was always pained when she did anything particularly heinous and annoying, so this was not an easy book to get through. Plus, I have bad memories of it in general, because I let a friend borrow the book, and when she returned it, I took it from her, flipped through it absently, and the cover just came entirely off. The horror.
Maria Camp
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Interesting story, but could have been handled better.

It seems very realistic that the club would break up at some point, at least for awhile. I think that was a good plot point; however, I don't feel that the core issues were really properly addressed in the end.
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rereading
In which the BSCult disbands and the parents of da 'Brook fall apart, so they reform. Also, one of K. Ron's ideas finally fail, the fantastically awful Fall Into Fall Festival Block Party (Train Wreck Extravaganza).
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bsc, childrens
I liked how the 100th book had the opposite title to the 1st... and also the opposite outcome, where they actually disband the club! For like ten minutes, but whatever. Ooooh the drama. :D
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bsc
This book about killed me when I first read it years ago. Still a great read.
Maria Elmvang
A new school year starts. Do the BSC actually move on to 9th grade? I didn't see it mentioned, but time will show.
Jul 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1996
It was awesome and only a little cringe-inducing that the hundredth book was titled as a play on the first book. I decided this would bee the book where I ended my BSC readership.
Amy Holcomb
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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