Man, I loved the BSC. From The Truth About Stacy to Mary Anne and the Great Romance to the BSC Super Special #6: New York, New York.... I loved them all. I particularly identified with Mallory, the young one, the freckle-faced, curly-haired awkward one. Uh-huh.
So when I unearthed this buried treasure, I feasted my eyes and remembered a time when I would prop all of my animals and frou-frou pillows up around me, and spend hours with my friends. Ok, yes, I had real life friends too, but our adventures never compared to the Babysitters Club's, or to Nancy and Bess and George's, for that matter.
Anyway. When I came across this cover, I thought it rang a very contemporary bell:
Oh, that Claudia and her Crazy Aunt Peaches. So wacky. So zany. I always envied Claudia Kishi and her impeccable, unique style.
But look a little closer: