Some foreshadowing I noticed was in Ghost at Dawn’s House where they were training Mal to be a sitter before even considering having her join the club. I wonder if AMM knew all along that Mal was going to be part of the BSC.
^ Agree. Maybe that's something I'd ask her, though. ;D I wonder when she got the idea for the character of Jessi. Glad she did. Also glad Mal joined the club. I liked her even before she was a sitter and always thought she seemed much more grown up than the other Pikes.
Yeah, they gave a lot of hints that Mal would be involved with the club someday. Like in #7 when they asked her to help out with the play group, then the other books leading up to #14 Mal was the second sitter at the Pikes' a few times.
"Usually, I think my parents are dorks, but every now and then they come through." --Claudia Kishi