Which Babysitter Were You?

Which Babysitter Were You?

Which Babysitter Were You?

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
Dec. 31 2009 12:54 PM

Which Babysitter Were You?

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A New Year's gift from Scholastic! The publisher is bringing back The Babysitters Club , the series about a gang of entrepreneurial young girls that more or less taught me how to read. Scholastic is re-issuing the first two books in the 213-title series-you read that right: 213 -as well as a prequel. (Outdated references to things like perms and cassette players have been tweaked for the new millennium.)

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I, for one, was shocked to learn that all the books are out of print. 'Tis a travesty that demands rectification! (While you're waiting for the re-launch, you can enjoy the comic book adaptations by Raina Telgemeier.)

The which-Babysitter-were-you game was like a preteen version of the which- Sex and the City- character-are-you parlor game. I like to think I was a Kristy with a Claudia rising: bossy, but more into art than sports. And here I'd like to give a shout-out to Ann M. Martin*-how I love seeing that name in print again!-for having such a great, original Asian-American character like Claudia. Did you sob when Mimi died ? I still get choked up thinking about it.

Which one were you?

*Correction, December 31, 2009: Ann M. Martin's name was originally spelled incorrectly.