Title: Dawn: Diary One
Author: Ann M. Martin
Series: California Diaries, 1
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: Can Dawn find a life in California to match the one she left behind in Connecticut—or has too much changed between her friends?
At Vista, eighth graders are required to write personal journals about their experiences. Meet thirteen-year-old Dawn Schafer, the crunchy and health conscious member of the Baby-Sitters Club, who has returned to California to live with her father, stepmother, and brother. Dawn is thrilled to be reunited with her old friends Sunny, Maggie, and Jill.
It’s not always easy to keep the group together, though—things are changing fast since they moved the eighth-grade classes into the high school. With new social demands and decisions to make, Dawn sees just how much her old friends have changed since she moved away. Or is she the one who is different now? It’s time for this independent girl to let go of the life she had across the country and figure out just where she belongs now.
Favourite character: Ducky
Least favourite character: Sunny
Mini-review: This series follows Dawn Schafer, formerly of the Baby-Sitters Club, as she moves back to California. So this takes place while Abby's with the BSC. It's a bit more mature, with parties and drinking and guys checking out the girls boobs, along with a censored swear word or two.
So Dawn could now careless about babysitting and doesn't miss Mary Anne or Kristy or any other members of the BSC. So every fan of the BSC is getting defensive and it made me struggle a lot with Dawn.
Dawn Schafer - Addy Miller
Sunny Winslow - Samantha Bailey
Maggie Blum - Morgan Lily
Jill Henderson - Brianna Daguano
Ducky McCrae - Zachary Gordon
Amalia Vargas - Isabela Moner
Mandy Richards - Bella Thorne
Jack Schafer - Max Martini