The Truth about Stacey (Baby-Sitters Club Series #3)

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A fresh new look for the beloved series -- set to relaunch just after a brand-new prequel hits stores!

The truth about Stacey is that she has diabetes, a fact she keeps secret from everyone except her new friends in the Baby-sitters Club. But Stacey's condition causes a lot of problems, and she has to miss a lot of BSC meetings. Can she find a solution before her new friends get sick of her disease?

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Overview


A fresh new look for the beloved series -- set to relaunch just after a brand-new prequel hits stores!

The truth about Stacey is that she has diabetes, a fact she keeps secret from everyone except her new friends in the Baby-sitters Club. But Stacey's condition causes a lot of problems, and she has to miss a lot of BSC meetings. Can she find a solution before her new friends get sick of her disease?

Stacey McGill has a difficult time, because her parents are unwilling to accept the fact that she has diabetes.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ann Sanger
Having diabetes turns life upside down for seventh grader Stacey McGill. Hospital stays and numerous doctors' appointments cause her to miss a lot of school. From the onset of her disease, Stacey starts to lose most of her friends. In addition, Stacey's best friend, Laine, ignores her and doesn't want to be around her anymore. However, things turn around when Stacey's family moves from New York City to a small town in Connecticut. When school starts in September, she meets Claudia. Claudia's two friends, Kristy and Mary Ann, plan to form a Baby-Sitters Club. When they invite Stacey to join, she is thrilled. Friends at last! The club works so well because clients need call only one number to reach four baby-sitters. The club meets three times a week and jobs are divided between the four friends. All is going well and the girls are receiving many assignments, until they discover they have competition from the Baby-Sitters Agency. Colorful flyers announce the Agency has a whole network of responsible sitters ages thirteen and up who can work late night hours. Stoneybrook Middle School is in for some interesting capers as the four friends check out their rivals. In the midst of the trials, Stacey travels back to New York for more doctors' visits and renews her friendship with Laine. Back in Connecticut, the Baby-Sitters Club continues losing clients to the older teens until the children speak out against the new sitters. The fast-paced story deals with typical issues which plague middle school students. This book is funny, yet teaches some valuable lessons. Information dealing with the symptoms and complications of diabetes would be helpful for young girls whether they have diabetes or simply know a friend who does. Readers are sure to want to read all four books. Reviewer: Ann Sanger
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545174770
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: Baby-Sitters Club Series, #3
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 78,838
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series sold over 176 million copies and inspired a generation of young readers. Her novels include the Main Street series, BELLE TEAL, the Newbery Honor book A CORNER OF THE UNIVERSE, HERE TODAY, A DOG'S LIFE, and ON CHRISTMAS EVE, as well as the much-loved collaborations P.S, LONGER LETTER LATER and SNAIL MAIL NO MORE with Paula Danziger, and THE DOLL PEOPLE and THE MEANEST DOLL IN THE WORLD, written with Laura Godwin and illustrated by Brian Selznick. She lives in upstate New York.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    myOWNperson55

    I loved this book. It tells you all the details about Stacey's ( sickness). Stacey has a secret and needs to be brave enough to stand up to her overstressed parents. A note from me: Turn evil to good. Get inspired. Be admired. Show the world the REAL you.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Fine

    It was a great book. I would recomend it for kids 8-12

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Havent read

    I am ten and i have type one diabetes. I have had it for two or three years. I take over 1,000 shots a year. I agree it was hard telling my friends i had diabetes. Before lunch i would always have to leave early to take my shot. I finnaly just told my friends why. I am the only person out of over 600 kids in my school to have it. This story looks interesting to read because i know what she has to go through. I hope i could read it soon.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2012

    Dear Cool

    It has much more than 98 pages it hs like140 pages

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2011

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    Reviewed by Kira M for Teens Read Too

    Having diabetes is the worst thing imaginable, according to Stacey McGill. Her parents treat her like a child. The hospital stays and doctor visits make her miss school a lot, and she loses most of her friends due to them either getting mad that she's not spending any time with them or the fact that they think she's too sick. When Stacey moves to Stoneybrook, she meets Claudia, Kristy, and Mary Anne. When they invite her to join the Baby-sitters Club, she's thrilled! She's afraid, however, that when they find out about her diabetes they won't want to be friends with her anymore. Things become troublesome for the four when rivals come into town called the Babysitters Agency. With the Agency's ability to do late-night hours and having more babysitters, the Baby-sitters Club is worried that they'll have to close up shop. Stacey's plate gets even more full when she starts having to make frequent trips to New York City. With all babysitters needed "on deck" to battle the rivals, Stacey's absences start getting noticed by Kristy and the others. How long will Stacey be able to keep her secret a secret? What will happen when her new friends figure out the truth? A fun, quick story that does a great job of developing Stacey in this series. The author does a great job of balancing Stacey's internal and external problems. The plot is well-done, and the characters are likable. Readers who like realistic fiction, stories about New York, and tales about friendship will enjoy THE TRUTH ABOUT STACEY.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2005

    Great Book, Read all babysitters club books

    I recentally just finshed my last baby sitter club book, because i am getting to old for them, but when i read them they were great! I loved them! They are must reads! They were so intersting I read straight through to 60! I reccomend them for all girls ages 7 to 12.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Cool

    I am up to chapter two but is there really 98 pages

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Great for a kid!

    I think it is perfect

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Go Stacey

    Stacey is a loveing character and has diabetes! Read this book to see how she handles it!



    If you think Stacey stinks i would not post it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    Hhdhsjbh

    I love this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Great book!

    This book is a great book for ages 8-10 i have to say

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2012

    read it

    good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Rosie

    I really want to read this book should i buy it?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Havent read it yet

    I havent read this yet. It looks pretty good. Should i get it. Let me know ill check back in a week...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Great book

    U will luv this book 1 of my favs i hope u luv it 2

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    AWESOME

    This book is AWESOME!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Fine

    This was the greatest book in my life
    By:melody

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2007

    This is interesting

    I have decided i really like like like like this wonderful educational adventurous book -~~~~

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2003

    Go Stace!!

    This is the first BSC book that I read.It made a great impression because I got hooked.Stacy really showed bravery. Not that the BSC would betray her any way.But after all Stacys from NY so you could`nt expect any thing less.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2014

    Im awesome

    Its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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