Thursday, September 3, 2009

AUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I thought the BSC like exclamation would be appropriate from what I just found out on the BSC LJ community thanks to wanderingfrog. For those of you that aren't on LJ, here's the big news:


AMM is in the process of writing a Prequel to the Baby-Sitters Club entitled The Summer Before.
http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Before-Babysitters-Club/dp/0545160936/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251990038&sr=1-2

Before there was the Baby-Sitters Club, there were four girls named Kristy Thomas, Mary Anne Spier, Claudia Kishi, and Stacey McGill. As they start the summer before seventh grade (also before they start the BSC), each of them is on the cusp of a big change. Kristy is still hung up on hoping that her father will return to her family. Mary Anne has to prove to her father that she's no longer a little girl who needs hundreds of rules. Claudia is navigating her first major crush on a boy. And Stacey is leaving her entire New York City life behind...
...in order to find new friends in Stoneybrook, Connecticut.


The Summer Before . . . is a sweet, moving novel about four girls on the edge of something big - not just the Club that will change their lives, but also all the joys and tribulations of being twelve and thirteen.


*Way too excited*


ETA: I really hope it's not some mean prank... the April 1st date did stop me for a moment...but the BSC seems like an odd choice for a prank...and if it were, I'd think it would be a sequel not a prequel... and then there's the fact that it's available for pre-order..
Let's just hope someone's not pulling a fast one over our eyes. I THIRST FOR THIS BOOK.

9 comments:

Sadako said...

Wow. This is just...WOW! Awesomeness. I hope it's all intense and emo and drama ridden.

glittergirley said...

oh. my. LORD!!! are you serious??

But... who is she writing that book for? the BSC books have been out of print so it is not as if it is for the pre-teens out there just starving for more BSC books (like we all were once upon a time) ... so is it for us? omg wouldnt that be so awesome?!

either way, i am SOO excited.

Sadako said...

I hope it's for us, glittergirley. It sounds very intense based on that amazon description. Like, ooh...changes, etc. Maybe it'll be CA Diaries esque?

nikki said...

I KNOW!!!!! I saw this on LJ earlier today. Soooooo excited. I'm afraid it is a prank, as someone pointed out that 4/1/10 is a Thursday, not the usual day for release of books.

*crosses fingers*

glittergirley said...

oh sad, it must be a prank.. i mean the release date of 4/1? that's april fool's day ...

bummer.. i was actually excited :(

Donica said...

well the main street books usually come out on the first (a Main Street book came out on April 1st), and it seems odd that someone would do an April fool's joke THIS EARLY. What's the point? i'm inclined to think it's NOT a hoax... could be wishful thinking though.

Sadako said...

Also, would amazon.com really fall victim to a prank like this?

Though I gotta say, how can MA really prove to her father that she doesn't need hundreds of rules? That doesn't happen until book four. So will this be another case of "MA Stands up to Her Father but by the start of the next book, she's shy/spineless again"?

nikki said...

Good point, Donica. I remember when the BSC books were released once a month (and God, how my sisters and I waited for each one to be released!), and maybe that was also on the first.

*still crossing fingers*

Seven months and counting...

glittergirley said...

April 2 is my birthday, so omg wouldnt that be the best birthday present ever? Yay!! I'm hoping its real, I hope there's a campy note from AMM in the back and the cover MUST be done by old Hodge himself or it just wouldnt be right!