I’ve been sucked into What Claudia Wore lately. I LOVED the Baby Sitter’s Club as a kid. I even knew they were shit, but I loved that they were formulaic and that there were LOTS of them. Not that I am hoarder or a maker of lists, or anything. I liked that nothing ever changed, and I liked the way the kids could do things that were CLEARLY never going to be allowed to happen in real life. Pretty much the same reason that I liked Nancy Drew, incidentally. And What Claudia Wore is making me want to read them again. Ironically. Only, totally not ironically.
Mary Anne was my favourite. I know, I know. She is SO BORING. Not to mention wet. And boring. But I definitely identified with her. I was a pretty square kid. I never had much use for Stacey and Dawn but Claudia was my second favourite.
Did you know that they all have twitter profiles? True story. Also, I have only just worked out that Claudia clearly had an eating disorder and that Kristy was probably a lesbian. DUH. (I worked that out about Bess and George from Nancy Drew some time ago).