Quiz: Which Baby-Sitters Club Book Are You?

The Babysitters Club — in the ‘80s and ‘90s, there was no other series like it. Reading as a third- and fourth-grader, those books promised an independent and glorious teenage future, full of hard work, close friendship, and biking to one another’s houses, with nary a cell phone in sight. The Babysitters lived in Connecticut, but to me, they might as well have lived in paradise. I tore through those books with the fervor of a kid who couldn’t wait for freedom, and I always wondered about the author, Ann M. Martin, who, as the bio said, “lives in upstate New York with her dogs and cats.” Turns out she’s GAYYYY! Because of course she is. So: which iconic Babysitters Club book are you?

You're 13-years-old, it's 1994, and it's the very first day of summer break. With all of these long, hot days stretching in front of you, what do you do?(Required)
You and your friends are at Blockbuster renting a VHS for your sleepover. What do you choose?(Required)
There's a new girl in town, and she seems intriguing. What do you do?(Required)
Choose a pair of shoes:(Required)
Maybe you've just seen one too many scary movies this summer, but you're starting to worry your bedroom might be haunted. What do you do?(Required)
You're headed to the beach with your pals. What accessory do you take with you?(Required)
You catch the ice-cream truck just in time to stop the driver! What do you buy?(Required)
You just remembered that you were assigned summer reading. At least you can read whatever you want. What book do you choose?(Required)
You're tired of your parents always treating you like a child. What symbol of independence do you ask them for?(Required)
You're headed to the mall with your friends. Where do you go first?(Required)
Summer is ending, and it's time to buy some school supplies. What do you get?(Required)

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  1. ‘the truth about stacey’ not that i doubt the quiz algorithm BUT i am a kristy to the core! and definitely not cosmopolitan or fashion-forward. stacey would be horrified at the number of cargo shorts in my wardrobe

  2. I got Claudia and the New Girl!

    I’m a genXer who missed The Babysitter’s Club phenom but the description is spot on.

    “You’re artistic, and you sometimes feel misunderstood by your family and friends. You make your own jewelry, alter your own clothes, and yearn for a future in the art world! Self-expression is at the very core of everything you do.”

  3. This was so cute and the 90s references were spot-on! I got Claudia and the New Girl, which sounds about right as an artsy kid who had subliminal crushes on cool girls I’d just met.
    Also, RIP Borders Books & Music, I miss ye still!

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