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Welcome to Camden Falls by Ann M. Martin
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Dec 14, 2007

really liked it
Read in December, 2007

(Scholastic Book Fair)

fun, with cute literary illusions at the beginning. a little more flowery than the baby-sitters club, but with a boring wholesomeness near the end.

"Flora and Ruby were not pale waifs shivering under threadbare blankets. Nor were they off on a glorious, romantic adventure. They were just Flora and Ruby Northrop, whose parents had died in a car accident and who were now going to live with their grandmother Min in Camden Falls, Massachusetts.
In the five months since the accident, Flora had discovered something that was fascinating and horrib;e at the same time: If she willed herself not to think about the accident, then she truly could put it out of her mind. It was harder than it sounded. It was like telling yourself not to poke a loose tooth with your tongue."

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message 1: by Denise (new)

Denise Wait, did I read that right? Ann M. Martin? Who "wrote" all those Babysitters' Club books? Nice to know she finally moved on after Very Special Summer Camp Book #743.

cubbie yes!

i am a giant geek. dog eared books, where i work, has a baby-sitters club reading group for grown-ups, thanks to me. it's for nostalgic people like myself (and amanda, actually) to discuss the books. when i was researching for the first meeting, i found out that this series was coming out soon, and then i wandered into the book fair at the school i work at and THERE IT WAS! it was super fun reading it.

and you can borrow it if you want... but not until amanda returns it. i lent it to her when i gave her the cupcake holder.

actually ann m. martin has done some stand alone kid lit since the bsc. including a newbery winner and these 2 books about doll people. at a school i used to work at, there was a book event and a girl got interviewed for the local news during it, and she told them that her favorite book was one of the doll people books. she talked about how it was so cool because it was about people who were the same age for a hundred years. and it made me laugh and laugh and laugh, because that's something ann m. martin knows stuff about, because those baby-sitters club girls were the same age for a WHOLE lot of books!

... i could go on and on.

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