Summary: Accepting a job as companion to a 12-year-old girl with Down's syndrome, Dawn finds an unexpected friend in Whitney and worries that Whitney may learn that Dawn is being paid to be with her. -- Scholastic
When My Friend Amy had the idea for a Babysitters Club Week, I knew Booking Daughter would want to participate. She just loves these books and can read one (or more) a day! Good thing I can pick them up at Goodwill and Salvation Army!
Here are Booking Daughter's thoughts about THE BABYSITTERS CLUB: DAWN AND WHITNEY, FRIENDS FOREVER by Ann M. Martin:
I was really excited when my mom told me that My Friend Amy was hosting a Babysitters Club Week. I love the Babysitters Club books a lot, and I've been reading them for two years. I think I've probably read over 40 books so far. They are one of my favorite series in the world.
I had to decide which book in the series that I wanted to review. It was a hard decision because I like so many of the books, but I picked THE BABYSITTERS CLUB: DAWN AND WHITNEY, FRIENDS FOREVER. I wanted to write about this book because it made me laugh and cry.
Whitney is a young girl who has Down's Syndrome. She wants to be normal and treated like a 12 year old girl, and that means not having a babysitter. Dawn, one of the old members of the Babysitters Club, becomes Whitney's "friend;" but she really is kind of watching her and getting paid for it.
I cried when Whitney bought Dawn a friendship necklace because it was so sweet. Dawn was so happy that Whitney spent her own money to show her how much she meant to her. I also felt sad when Whitney asked for the friendship necklace back from Dawn. Whitney discovered that Dawn was really babysitting her, and she didn't know if Dawn was her friend.
There were also some parts of this book that I really liked and laughed at. I thought it was funny when Dawn got Whitney to do things by doing them herself first. Whitney liked Dawn so much that she would copy her. I also liked how Whitney and Dawn eventually made up at the end of the book.
I definitely recommend this book and the entire Babysitters Club series to all young girls. I think they will enjoy the characters and the adventures they get into.