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Abby's Twin

(The Baby-Sitters Club #104)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  474 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Abby and Anna weren't dressed alike as babies. They've worn their hair differently for years. And while they do have some common interests, they have plenty of separate ones, too. Still, the twins have always shared a closeness no one and nothing could interfere with.

Now Anna--and Anna alone--faces bad news that will affect her health and her future. Abby's determined to b
Paperback, 127 pages
Published January 1997 by Scholastic
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It's been a LONG time since I read a BSC book, but I remember this one. Abby tries to help and cheer up her sister who has just been diagnosed with scoliosis but even though they're twins, the giels have different ways of coping with the problem and have a hard time understanding one another, and the story underscores how communication is absolutely key.
Carley Adair
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant BSC book

I felt sorry for Anna in this book.Abby over reacted a lot in this book but she was just concerned .For twins Abby and Anna are so different .Abby is my favourite twin out of the two.
Abby can be dull on her own. Add in super boring Anna and this put me to sleep at work today. Well, that and the cold meds I'm on.
May 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
man. they are really struggling plotlines. in this one, anna is diagnosed with scoliosis & has to be fitted for a brace. abby panics because she thinks that she & anna won't be twins anymore if anna is wearing a scoliosis brace. they have a big fight & then make up. the B-plot is all about some dumb winter carnival kristy organizes with the other babysitters. everyone is worried that it won't snow in time for the carnival...but it does & everyone has fun.

as someone who actually h
Logan Hughes
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: babysitters-club
After a routine school screening, Abby and Anna are told to see a doctor for scoliosis testing. It turns out that Abby’s spine curvature is within normal range, but Anna needs to start wearing a corrective brace. Abby can’t stand it, and goes overboard trying to comfort her sister, exclusively in ways that she herself would like but Anna does not: challenging her to video games, buying her sportswear, signing her up for a BSC event. Predictably, Abby and Anna fight, and more predictably, they ma ...more
Jan 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Despite what people seem to think this is not a complete ripoff of Deenie by Judy Blume. In fact it goes rather well as a companion piece. While Deenie was about Deenie's struggles with scoliosis, Abby's Twin is about Abby's struggles with her sister's scoliosis.

And yes, there is that annoying b-plot with the winter carnival because nothing says "b-plot" like throwing a shindig in Mary Anne's barn. (In real life there'd be a official there in five seconds flat "do you have a permit for this? Ins
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
Kelly Thevenot
Oct 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Abby's Twin is a heart wrenching story of close siblings who faces the bad news that might change their life. Anna is faced with the news that she has scoliosis and her bones are not as developed as her twin sisters, which is not uncommon in twins. I would have my students read this book to discuss how sometimes life does not go as planned and at times we are faced with scary situations, but with family and friendship we can get through tough times. I believe that beginning readers would really ...more
Oct 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
In which Anna has scoliosis, which terrified me in school because I read Deenie and as a result prayed during those school tests that I didn't have it and wouldn't have to wear a Milwaukee brace. Oh, and Abby goes overboard, as usual. STFU, Abby.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bsc, childrens
Judy Blume does scoliosis better. Also, ABBY IS NOT A REAL BABY-SITTER.
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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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“There’s more good news,” Kristy said. “I hate to say this, but I’m afraid we’re going to have to cancel the winter carnival.” -1 likes
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