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Mary Anne Saves the Day by Raina Telgemeier
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it was amazing
bookshelves: middle-grade

I picked this up casually from the library, expecting it to be a fun little jaunt into my childhood. Friends, I was wrong. The awesomeness of this little graphic novel has inspired me to want to re-read every single one of the Babysitter's Club books ever. Raina Telgemeier does a magnificent job of capturing the girls' personalities in her artwork. This book is all about a fight among the girls in the club, and Telgemeier depicts their petty emotional tactics through the artwork, showing just how silly and childish they are being, rather than putting that into words.

The stories have been updated just enough. The girls are still the way I remember them, but wearing clothes that wouldn't look out of place in the 2000s. Mimi looked just as I thought she would look. Mary Anne's dad, though - whoa. I thought he would be much more buttoned-up looking, but his beard is kind I feel weird writing that. 10 year old me would be disgusted to know that adult me finds Mary Anne's dad to be good looking. No wonder Dawn's mom was so into him in high school.

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July 13, 2011 – Finished Reading
August 13, 2011 – Shelved
August 13, 2011 – Shelved as: middle-grade

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Tabitha Whew! I thought I might have been the only one with the urge to read everything BSC again. I've decided to go on a buying rampage and collect every book. Wish me luck!

Caroline Bonds wow that was a strong word about her dad! where did you get that? lol

Jennifer Maloney Same! I picked this up on a whim and all the nostalgia rolled back. I've read the original several times back in the day and seeing it come to life was awesome. I really wish they would do the rest of the books this way! And yes, it made me want to reread the whole series, or at the very least, pick up where I left off when I decided I'd gotten too old to read this series (sometime in the early 90's, wherever that was in the series - I'm pretty sure I've read into the hundreds). I know they kept writing them... maybe still are? So would be interesting to see what happened next in the series.

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