The Baby-Sitters Club #1: Kristy’s Great Idea by Ann M. Martin
This book was great! Even as an adult, I want to keep reading this series. The characters are so whole, the situations are so resonant, the action is so compelling: with family shakeups, friends acting mysteriously and the business gaining momentum, I want to find out (again) what happens next to Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia and Stacey.
Kristy thinks the Baby-Sitters Club is a great idea. She and her friends Claudia, Stacey, and Mary Anne all love taking care of kids. A club will give them the chance to have lots of fun – and make tons of money.
But nobody counted on prank calls, uncontrollable two-year-olds, wild pets, and parents who don’t always tell the truth. And then there’s Stacey, who’s acting more and more mysterious. Having a baby-sitters club isn’t easy, but Kristy and her friends aren’t giving up until they get it right!