By GreatSchools Staff
By Ann M. Martin
Perfect for: Girls 10 and up starting to become obsessed with boys and clothes.
The hook: A close-knit group of middle-school girls from the fictional town of Stoneyville, Connecticut start their own babysitting business. Their trials and tribulations – many ordinary, some more trying (like Stacey's diabetes) – are made easier thanks to their strong friendships. While some of the books in this mammoth series (78 total, written between 1986 and 2000), feel a little dated, for the most part the portrayal of adolescent girls' growing pains ring emotionally true.
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