Now I’m going to go back and review the series from the beginning but I thought I’d review the two I read recently while they were still fresh in my mind.
While the rest of the club have other commitments for the summer, Stacey and Mary Anne are baby sitting for the large Pike family, with the help of their junior officer Mallory who is the oldest sibling in the family.
The family will be spending two weeks on the New Jersey shore, in Sea City. Things seem like they are going to be wonderful, the Pikes are renting a gorgeous house right by the beach, there is a boardwalk to explore and plenty of sun and sand. Along with something Stacey didn’t expect, the cutest boy she’s ever seen
But he’s older and a lifeguard, and Mary Anne thinks Stacey should just let her crush go and focus on the job at hand. But Stacey’s in love. While Stacey is busy pining for her crush Mary Anne has to do the job of two babysitters! How can she get Stacey to figure out Scott isn’t interested without ruining their friendship and breaking Stacey’s heart?
A pretty typical first crush on someone older story. Mary Anne see’s all the ways this could go wrong, and Stacey doesn’t right until her heart is crushed. But there are some other character that make things better, and start to show Mary Anne’s more outgoing side which comes out more in the next book.
After Stacey breaks her heart she helps one of the Pike kids deal with his fears and its one of the best moments in the book. I also enjoy the postcards interspersed throughout the book which are a mark of these graphic novels.
I’d say it’s a 4, cute but not my favorite of the series.