Claudia is having a lot of trouble in school. More so than usual. So, when her English teacher says Claudia is about to fail the class, Claudia is disappointed but not surprises. Feeling alone and dumb, Claudia starts to get tutored by Stacey (Stacey is one of the BSC girls and Claudia's best friend), but Stacey is not compassionate about Claudia's situation and quite the tyrant! Does anyone understand what Claud is going through? Yes, Shea Rodowsky. Shea is an eight-year-old boy with dyslexia, and he feels the same way Claudia does; alone, dumb, and frustrated. So, when the two of them partner up to study with each other, this could be just the thing that will help Claudia pass her test. By the end of the book, I was almost to tears. Not that this book is sad but instead heart-warming. It teaches the importance of a true friend and how true friends care about you even if it doesn't seem like it. True friends push you to your breaking point but even then, they push you past it in a way you never thought was possible. I thought this book was heart-warming, fun to read, and encouraging. I thought it was encouraging because it taught the reader that you can achieve anything if only you try. I suggest this book if you are looking for self-confidence, if you like babysitting, and if you like reading about friendships. Happy reading!
Claudia's Friend (The Baby-Sitters Club, No. 63)
By Ann Matthews Martin
Book 63 of 94 in the The Baby-Sitters Club Series
Claudia is convinced that no one understands how difficult it is for her to do well in school, that is, until she meets Shea Rodowsky, a young boy with a learning problem.
Published on 4/1/1993