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The babysitters coven

by Williams, Kate, 1980-

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After new student Cassandra Heaven joins seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl's babysitters club, the girls learn that being a babysitter really means a heroic lineage of superpowers, magic rituals, and saving the innocent from evil.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Esme Pearl? Not the coolest. She has one friend, and her main hobby is babysitting. Everyone else her age may have gotten a real job by now, but Esme likes kids, and the baby­sitters club she started with her best friend helps distract her from the fact that her mom, who had a babysitters club of her own, has been in a mental health facility for years. Then Esme's mostly normal life gets turned inside out by several weird things all at once. The kids she's babysitting report odd sightings of strangers in costume in their rooms at night. New girl Cassandra Heaven, super beautiful, super cool, wants to join Esme's babysitting club for some reason. And, oh yeah, Esme starts experiencing bouts of telekinesis. This debut winks at '90s cult horror films, though Esme fares significantly better than the average babysitter she's a bit of a Buffy, albeit one you'd trust with kids. A high-energy series starter that's plenty of fun.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Seventeen-year-old Esme Pearl's staid life filled with babysitting gigs takes a turn for the weird when she begins to worry she might be causing things to happen with her mind. First a drink spills on a chauvinist classmate; then a ball takes out her bully in gym class. Concerned that she might be losing her grip on reality like her mother, who is in a long-term care facility, Esme tries to ignore the unexplainable incidents. Then new student Cassandra Heaven joins the babysitting club Esme shares with her best friend, Janis, and opens Esme's mind to a world of magic and witchcraft, shifting her entire understanding of the world and her mother. Witty, sarcastic Esme's voice is well pitched, whether she's discussing her desire to be normal or her growing awareness of her heritage and affinity for magic. Williams's liberal use of slang may cause the novel to date quickly, but together with references to modern politics and pop culture, it grounds the story in the present moment, adding nuance to the premise and deepening connections for contemporary teens. Ages 12--up. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Babysitters Fiction
Clubs Fiction
Witchcraft Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Children's Books2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Text Difficulty 4 - Text Difficulty 5
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780525707394
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