Dawn's Big Move

It s a Baby sitters Club shocker Dawn s moving back to California for six months to live with her dad.
Dawn s Big Move It s a Baby sitters Club shocker Dawn s moving back to California for six months to live with her dad

  • Title: Dawn's Big Move
  • Author: Ann M. Martin
  • ISBN: 9780590470056
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Dawn's Big Move”

    1. Dawn finds herself aching for California. She outbursts during a day of family fun with her Connecticut family that she wants to go home. Arrangements are gradually made; custody is split; Dawn will now be in California for six months out of the year. Subplots involve a secret goodbye party (where have we seen that before? (hint: Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye)) and a charity game competition event thing. I never liked this book particularly; I don’t mind getting rid of Dawn for awhile, but it felt [...]

    2. Dawn is gone for six, glorious months! Thank you, Lerangis! I mean it sure doesn't feel like she was gone, because she has other books ahead, but still. Almost as good as when she permanently left the club.Why was down insufferable in the regular series, but normal in the California Diaries series? One of life's greatest mysteries.

    3. I don't remember reading this book as a kid, but I think I did, because I remember Dawn and Stacey were ALWAYS making pro/con lists. It's a tactic I use to this day. Anyhoo, why can't you ever tell Dawn and Stacey apart on covers? If Dawn is "California Cool" in denim, why does Stacey feature prominently on the cover of her book? Stonebrooke strangeness I love Dawn's mom's reaction to her move. As a mom who's been there, it was perfect. I've now been in Dawn's shoes and her mom's, and I agree wi [...]

    4. I've been re-reading a lot of the early BSC books, so when I got to this one I immediately noticed a change in the writing from the ghostwriters. I never noticed as a kid, but it's so obvious to me now.

    5. this is my first time reading this book!in this entirely forgettable dawn book by ghostwriter/dawn-lover extraordinaire Peter Lerangis, dawn is longing for california; she misses her dad and jeff, she misses her friends, and she misses the "hot" california weather. she decides to move back to california for six months. the subplot is that there's a group athletics day, and each of the bsc members' families compete in some of the events, and the bsc does too. it's super boring, and feels like fil [...]

    6. this book is dreadful. dawn misses california, her father, & jeff. she finally asks her mom if she can move back to california for six months. mrs. schafer calls mr. schafer, they both talk to the guidance counslors at their local middle schools, & they give dawn permission. she is stoked. at the last second, she becomes concerned that claifornia won't live up to her memories of how awesome it is, & she decides not to go, but mrs. schafer gently talks her into it. the babysitters clu [...]

    7. If one were playing the BSC drinking game, this is one of those where you'd have to drink quite a bit. Dawn decides to move back to California because she misses her father and her brother. Which isn't surprising, but I do wonder how many divorced kids resented Dawn being able to just fly back and forth like it was no big deal.I also wonder if the series were done today, if Kristy would have been jealous of Dawn for this as well. (Kristy's MIA father is frequently mentioned as living in Californ [...]

    8. This is a really thoughtful book. I am so thankful I have never been in the shoes of a child whose parents are divorced, but I think the emotional turmoil Dawn experiences in this book are vividly and sensitively portrayed. I cannot imagine having one parent and one sibling 3000 miles away from my other parent and stepsister/closest friend. It is no wonder a 13 year old would feel very pulled apart inside. I fell like this book is really honest and shows there is never a great choice in this sit [...]

    9. 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 [...]

    10. I liked this book. It is kind of depressing though. I mean, why does Dawn have to move? She is so happy in Stonybrook and she has a great family and great friends. I liked the way the book ended. It was short and sweet. I like dawn a lot. She may be a health freak, but she is a really good character. I really liked this book.

    11. Ugh. Why was this my favorite book series as a kid? I suppose it's because the writing is perfectly geared toward the precocious, know-it-all demographic. Gotta love the well-placed vocabulary lessons and Dawn's obsession with "health" food. Ravioli? Ceasar's salad? Really, Dawn?And Palo City sounds TOTES real, you guys.

    12. In which Dawn moves back to OMGCALIFORNIA for the first time and I throw a mental party celebrating. Too bad she comes back. STFU, Dawn. I always wondered just how Sharon and Jack were able to work out the six month switch thing in the middle of the school year. And so quickly! I guess it's too much to ask, that things make sense in the BSCverse. Of course it is

    13. Yes, who would consider leaving the fickle New England weather for constant 70+ degrees and sunshine? Who could leave the anally structured Baby-Sitters Club for the We Heart Kids Club? Where else can Dawn fit in with her vegetarianism and baggy "California casual" button down shirts? Please. Ever think she might miss her father and little brother?

    14. I haven’t read one of these books in a while but had one on the shelf and thought what the heck. It took me back to jr. high when friends abound. I know it was a hard decision go visit her Dad and brother in California or stay in Stoneybrook. Dawn’s friends make it hard and easy at the same time. Not the best one of the BSC books.

    15. I like a lot of these books. Some of them were really interesting, such as Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever, and others I just find okay even though I get real wrapped up in them and want to read more. This book was just okay. I still liked it, though.

    16. I loved the series as a kid. I never read them in order because the library didn't have all of them. I think my favs were the Super Specials.

    17. It may just be a BSC novel, but this book always makes me cry. Perhaps because I can relate only too well to Dawn's sense of "home" being in two different and far-apart places.

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

    19. I read this one with some doubt. I had begun to catch on to the leave come back thing going on. Plus, it was only for a little while.

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