2/27/10

Goodbye Stacey, Goodbye (RS#13)

Original Publication Date: 1988

Ghostwriter? No

Synopsis:

Stacey's dad gets transferred back to New York, leaving the family about a month to move. In that time, the BSC holds a yard sale to help Stacey's family get rid of their extra stuff, and uses the money earned there to throw Stacey a goodbye party, complete with their babysitting charges. Stacey's last official duty as a BSC member is calling Mallory Pike to ask her to join the Club.


Established or continued in this book:


The Girls:

Claudia candy: again, nothing new

Stacey is of Scottish and French descent. Toss in some German, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish and it's me.

When Stacey thinks her mom is pregnant, she's excited that she might finally be a big sister. My mom is is thirteen or so years older than my aunt.

Claudia's rag doll, Lennie, which Mary Anne hid from Logan in RS#10, makes an appearance. She has yarn hair.

Stacey and Claudia met when Stacey dropped her notebook in the hall at SMS and Claudia stepped on it. Both were wearing similar styles of outfit.

Stacey works to transfer to Algebra when she goes back to New York. I skipped ahead and took Algebra in 8th grade, too...I'm starting to seem like Stacey more...

The McGills sell, among other things, the pool table mentioned in the last book. The Perkins family buys it.

Dawn has spider plants. I'd buy a cutting of one at a yard sale.


Their Families:

Stacey and her parents move to 14 West 81 Street in New York. It's a real address, just across the street from Central Park, but it looks like a business area, not a residential one.


The Club:

The Pikes start playing Secret Agents.

This is the start of the BSC having parties with their charges.


SMS:

SMS staff: Mr. Zizmore (8th math)

Both Stacey and Mary Anne take French class.


PSA time:

Not only is tape-recording your neighbors an invasion of privacy, in some states it's illegal without consent.


Misc:

How can a corsage made of chrysanthemums be little?


The numbers:

BSC Fights: 2

SMS Staff: 11 (3 7th grade, 4 8th grade, 2 elective, 1 vice-principal, 1 secretary)

Students: twenty-eight 8th graders

Clients: 16

Types of candy in Claudia’s room: 24 (bubble gum, butterscotch candy, a chocolate bar, cookies, crackers, cupcakes, Ding-Dongs, Doritos, gumdrops, Gummi Bears, Hershey's kisses, Ho Hos, jawbreakers, licorice, licorice whips, peanut M&Ms, regular M&Ms, marshmallows, pretzels, Ring Dings, root beer barrels, salt water taffy, Snickers, Twinkies, Lifesavers)

Crushes: Claudia-2 (Timothy Carmody, Trevor Sandbourne), Dawn-1 (Parker Harris), Mary Anne-2 (Alex, Logan Bruno), Stacey-4 (Toby, Pete Black, Scott Foley, Sam Thomas)

5 comments:

Laura said...

Love your blog, really like the comments. I have to say though that Stacey's goodbye party isn't the start of the BSC holding parties for their charges. Dawn and the Impossible Three has Dawn, Claud and Stacey (I think) arranging to have the Barretts and Pikes - and Jenny P. - eat lunch and play together in the Pike's yard. So while not a formal party, that could qualify. Also, in The Truth About Stacey, Kristy and Stacey organize a big brother party for Jamie Newton after Lucy is born.

BSC AG said...

Laura: yes, the BSC has had parties with the kids. I was meaning parties for which a BSC member is the guest of honor and instead of inviting peers, they invite sitting charges.

Sadako said...

I never got why they were all so excited for baby siblings. My reaction if my mom had gotten pregs when I was thirteen would have been, "Oh god, ew, no, embarrassing, and a baby, gross!"

Ariana said...

I googled map street viewed Stacey's address and it looks like an apartment building, but I'm not entirely sure.

My brother lives in the city, I'm so tempted to make him check it out

BSC AG said...

Ariana: Have it check it out and report back!