A few months back, curled up on the lounge I started surfing the net on my iPad. I decided to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and typed in The Babysitters Club. Well blow me down if it doesn't pop up that the author struck up a deal to get some of the books re-published as ebooks.
Now I LOVED these books as a "tween" and received my first ever copy in Grade 6 from book club. I thought I was all kinds of awesome - the pretty pink cover, the cool characters and ZOMG Claudia had a PHONE in her BEDROOM! I so wanted a phone in my bedroom but alas my parents never delivered. Sad panda here.
Knowing my first ever copy was stored in the roof along with the others I collected over the years - I threw down a challenge with my likeminded girls and they were keen to join in. Then I promptly forgot all about said #challenge until someone reminded me last week, so I popped over to KOBO (sick of waiting for Hubby to get up in the ceiling) and I purchased the first ever Super Special for $5.17.
So does the book live up to my expectations of how "cool" it was back in the day? Well…
While I wasn't completely riveted to my seat not able to put it down, I enjoyed a little trip back in time. It bought up old feelings of how much I really wanted to jump on a cruise and visit Disney World (not Disney Land) The book was easy to read as one would expect from "young adult" even with a glaringly obvious mistake on one page that I can't remember seeing when I read it the first time way back in the late 80's!
The Verdict: would I read this one again? Say in another 30 years time?
I don't think so! One trip down memory lane was more than enough. I might be swayed to re-read the first one I ever received in a few years when its time to pass the baton and hand over that box full of dusty, musty books for my daughter.