Post by wanderingfrog on Sept 3, 2009 10:13:56 GMT -5
I just posted this on the LJ community, but it SO bears repeating.
I am not making this up.
The Summer Before by Ann M. Martin Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (April 1, 2010) ISBN-10: 0545160936 ISBN-13: 978-0545160933
"Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind...
"...in order to find new friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.
"The Summer Before . . . is a sweet, moving novel about four girls on the edge of something big - not just the Club that will change their lives, but also all the joys and tribulations of being twelve and thirteen."
OMG OMG OMG squee!
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Listen-through Progress: #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary (November 1989)
Post by blossom114 on Sept 3, 2009 14:44:54 GMT -5
^ god i hope not. I noticed the date too. Amazon's pretty legit though, right? I hope? I mean it has an ISBN # If it were some mean prank wouldn't they do it when they're all older? Lol that's what my hopeful self is telling myself