Reading Diary: BSC #5: Dawn and the Impossible Three by Ann M. Martin
Kristy and the other members had trained me on handling new clients.
"Never take them on without finding out certain important information first," Kristy had told me.
"How many children do you have?" I asked.
"Three," she replied. "Buddy, my oldest, is seven . . . Suzi is four, and Marnie is the baby. She's a year and a half."
. . . Then I asked a few more questions, and after that [she] said nervously, "I guess you should know that my husband and I have just gotten a divorce. This is a hard time for my children. I've got to find a job and they're used to having their father around, and I'm not a terribly organised person."
Wow. I could sympathise with that.
This is still an early book in the Baby-sitters Club series, but it already has a lot to live up to . . . kind of like Dawn Schafer herself, who takes her first turn narrating. She is the newest member of the club and the newest girl in town, so she has something to prove to both the other members and the readers who have already fallen in love with them and might not be too crazy about an outsider suddenly coming in.
So it doesn't really help that Dawn's book is the first weak link in the series. =S