Stacey's Ex-Best Friend

Stacey can t wait Her best friend from New York, Laine Cummings, is coming to Stoneybrook for a whole week Laine can spend a day at SMS, attend club meetings, and maybe even go to the Valentine Dance.But the minute Laine arrives, things don t go as planned Laine thinks Stacey s sleepover with her friends is so childish And she can t believe Stacey s still into baby sitStacey can t wait Her best friend from New York, Laine Cummings, is coming to Stoneybrook for a whole week Laine can spend a day at SMS, attend club meetings, and maybe even go to the Valentine Dance.But the minute Laine arrives, things don t go as planned Laine thinks Stacey s sleepover with her friends is so childish And she can t believe Stacey s still into baby sitting Laine s used to hanging out at high school parties She even has a fifteen year old boyfriend Stacey doesn t want to lose her childhood friend But Laine s growing up way too fast for Stacey Is this the end of their friendship
Stacey s Ex Best Friend Stacey can t wait Her best friend from New York Laine Cummings is coming to Stoneybrook for a whole week Laine can spend a day at SMS attend club meetings and maybe even go to the Valentine Dance

  • Title: Stacey's Ex-Best Friend
  • Author: Ann M. Martin
  • ISBN: 9780590449687
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Stacey's Ex-Best Friend”

    1. this one opens with laine calling stacey from new york & gusuing about how much she's looking forward to her winter vacation. she gets a whole week off school & she doesn't know if she should go to florida or europe or hang around new york city or what. she is being really fucking obnoxious, calling stacey "anastasia" because she thinks it sounds more sophisticated, bragging about how she's allowed to fly alone, & describing her lame-sounding 15-year-old boyfriend king. first of all, [...]

    2. this is my first time reading this book!for laine's winter break (which for some reason comes around valentines day -- why do laine in this book and lewis in Dawn's Big Date have such strange vacation times?) she comes to stoneybrook to hang out with stacey, but she is way too big city cool kid to hang with lowly stoneybrookites. she is awful, and stacey doesn't really address it in any healthy kind of way and then blows up at her. laine goes home early and stacey writes her a letter basically s [...]

    3. Stacey invites Laine to visit her in Stoneybrook for a week, only to discover that Laine has changed. She is now snobby and pretentious, and makes Stacey feel bad for the things she likes, and does. Things I remember from reading this as a kid:I remember Pete Black getting a massive crush on Laine, which I thought was very awkward considering he used to have a crush on Stacey and take her to lots of dances. I guess Stacey doesn't mind, and it's not like she ever obsessed much over Pete Black. . [...]

    4. Stacey's Ex-Best Friend PLOT: Since Layne is on (well I really don't know what break this is since it's too early to be spring break and winter break is probably over) Stacey decides to invite her for a visit. Layne starts acting like a snob. She really isn't feeling the trip but comes anyway. She compares all the guys to her new 15 year old boyfriend King, and puts down the one that likes her (Pete) and asks her to the Valentine's dance. She insults the members of the club. She's critical of ev [...]

    5. I think what always messed with me about this one, was how much Lane changed in such a short period of time. It's natural sometimes for friends to drift apart, but she went from fairly normal with a little hint of snobby to full on bitch pretty quickly. Also I can't believe her well to-do parents would let her date a fifteen year old named King with purple hair.I dunno, it was weird. Ultimately I was glad that Stacey stood her ground, called her out, and put her on the next train back to New Yor [...]

    6. This one was kind of boring. Laine visits Stacey and is a total snob about everything. That's pretty much it, but since that doesn't make much of a review, let's dive a little deeper. Here we go.It's snowing in Stoneybrook and Stacey is reminiscing about how much her life has changed in the last year, when Laine (her NYC BFF) calls. She calls Stacey "Anastasia" because it sounds more sophisticated and is all excited about her winter break coming up. Laine doesn't have any plans yet, except maybe [...]

    7. SPOILER: Stacey really does lose a friend. There isn't any resolution. Lots of fights and name calling. Definitely not a favorite.

    8. Stacey begs Laine to visit Stoneybrook on her February break, but when she gets there, things don’t work out. Laine mocks the BSC girls for being too suburban and immature. Attempting to manufacture fun for Laine, Stacey convinces her to accept Pete Black’s invitation to the Valentine’s Day dance, but at the dance, Laine is mean to Pete. Stacey and Laine get into a huge fight, and Laine goes home early. Stacey reflects sadly that despite years of friendship, Laine has become "a person she [...]

    9. I remember really relating to this one for some reason, probably because jerks really love trying to make you feel embarrassed about your interests and I had to deal with occasional "omg you like that you're such a baby" type shamings. You know, from people who liked the same thing six weeks ago but take great pleasure in telling you that they've "outgrown" it. Well, people who have to tell you how immature everything is have a lot of growing up to do, and that's what I liked about this book. St [...]

    10. Stacey's always been the sophisticated one in the BSC. She's from the big city and the other babysitters think she's more mature. But that doesn't stop her from feeling insecure when her NYC friend Laine comes to visit and starts insulting everything she and her friends like. Is Stacey just going to take it--especially since she wants to be mature, too!--or will she stand up for her friends and stick to her own opinions? Sometimes having a best friend is not all about seeing eye to eye. . . .The [...]

    11. I wish Lane hadn't become such a jerk. I wonder if Stacey stayed in New York if she would have turned into what Lane did. Best friends fall apart. People change.I think Martin did a great job portraying the changing of tides that sometimes happens to best friends. They live in different worlds. Stacey's in Stoneybrook. Lane's in New York. Lane's always been a snob. Stacey hasn't so much, or at least the Stoneybrook Stacey hasn't been.I really enjoyed reading and re-reading this book.

    12. Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems.I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens.The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant.Awesome books that girls will love! And the [...]

    13. Well, this is one of the better ones, I think. I admire that Martin didn't slap a tidy resolution on this in which everyone makes up. Also, it contains some doozies: "I tried to say good-bye to eight years of friendship with Laine Cummings without actually talking to her."Who hasn't been there? At least Stacey still has Claud!

    14. Stacey thinks it'd be an awesome idea to invite Laine to spend a week in Stoneybrook - while Laine is on holidays and Stacey still has school. Laine's from New York City, Stoneybrook is kind of epic small-town. Laine is also an obnoxious bitch. I don't like Stacey (or Laine, duh) but this one was very entertaining with all the snobbery and bitchery going on!

    15. In which Stacey talks Laine into visiting the 'Brook, and Laine thinks the BSCult and everything they do is lame and immature. She's right. I loved this book. It's always been one of my favorites. Laine is probably the most realistic character in the series. And considering she's over the top herself, that's saying a lot. But Laine snarked on the BSC before it was cool. Hipster Laine.

    16. I loved all of these books when I was a young girl! My Aunt Ann made sure that I had all of them I could get my hands on They are great reading for all young girls!

    17. So fitting to my current state of mind. Losing a friend isn't easy, but sometimes when people grow apart, even the memories can't make them be friends again.

    18. I still legitimately love this book. I also love that Stacey basically turns into Laine about 30 books after this, yet never makes that connection.

    19. I read 3 of these books in pretty quick succession. It was a fun trip down memory lane but it just made me want to pick something up aimed for someone my age at the moment.

    20. This whole series is great for girls between 11-15 years old. I read every last one of them as I was growing up.

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