For anyone who's ever been mystified by the obsessiveness of series book fandom, this article explains the enduring hold that the eternally 12-and 13-year old ( core five, at least) Baby-Sitter's Club members have over their readers.
"For many girls coming of age in the '80s and '90s, The Baby-Sitters Club, the best-selling middle-grade series, was a PG precursor to Sex and the City: a story of female friendship in all its complexity."
Girls and boys are now big fans of Raina Telgemeier's graphic novel renderings of Ann M. Martin's original series.
The characters are distinct from one another but are more than stereotypes. Their appeal is that they're simultaneously aspirational and relatable.Posted by kathryn at June 27, 2016 03:50 PM