The Truth About Stacey

The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 3
Narrated by: Elle Fanning
Series: The Baby-Sitters Club, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Children's Audiobooks
4.7 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three decades after The Baby-Sitters Club first rocked our world—like scoring your own phone line, in your room!—the beloved franchise is back to binge (and share) like never before!

In the most exciting news since we first learned of Kristy Thomas’s great idea to start the Baby-Sitters Club, the book series is now available only from Audible as an audio experience with special guest narrator Elle Fanning, the multi-talented actress and fan of BSC.

With endearing characters and enduring storylines filled with lessons of self-discovery, the beauty of true friendship, and the power of youth-led entrepreneurship itself, the BSC has never felt more now. So, whether you’re joining the club for the first time, or the first time in quite a while, spend time with stories that transcend the ages. Gather up the kids—not to mention those nieces, nephews, and neighbors alike—for all the twists, turns, hilarity, and burns of tween life in Stoneybrook, Connecticut!

The truth about Stacey is that she has diabetes, a fact she keeps secret from everyone except her new friends in the Baby-Sitters Club. But Stacey's condition causes a lot of problems, and she has to miss a lot of BSC meetings. Can she find a solution before her new friends get sick of her disease? 

©1986 Ann M. Martin (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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About the Creator

Ann M. Martin is the author of the beloved The Baby-Sitters Club series, one of the most successful series in publishing history with over 176 million copies in print worldwide and was adapted into a TV series, a feature film, and prompted girls around the world to start their own baby-sitters clubs. The New York Times hailed Martin as "a genius in communicating with girls…[she] gets children to read." Time magazine praised the The Baby-Sitters Club series calling it, “must-read literature for preteen girls.” Her other acclaimed novels include the A Corner of the Universe which won a Newbery Honor, A Dog’s Life, Belle Teal, as well as the Main Street and The Doll People series. Martin has also collaborated on other novels including P.S. Longer Letter Later and Snail Mail No More, with Paula Danziger. She lives in upstate New York.

About the Performer

In 2013, Elle Fanning was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award for her performance in Sally Potter’s film Ginger & Rosa. She played Sleeping Beauty opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney’s Maleficent, which earned over $750M in worldwide box office. She starred in Super 8, directed by J. J. Abrams, and Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. In 2016, Elle played the lead in Nic Refn’s horror thriller Neon Demon, which premiered in competition at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. She also starred in Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women and Ben Affleck’s Prohibition-era crime drama, Live by Night. In 2017, she starred opposite Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell in The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola. She starred in I Think We’re Alone Now for director Reed Morano, opposite Peter Dinklage. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. She co-starred with Ben Foster in Galveston, directed by Melanie Laurent and written by Nic Pizzolatto. She starred in the musical Teen Spirit, directed by Max Minghella, which premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Elle will reprise her role as Sleeping Beauty in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. She’ll be seen in All the Bright Places, in which she both stars and produces. The film is directed by Brett Haley and based on the novel by Jennifer Niven. She finished shooting Sally Potter’s film Molly (2020) opposite Javier Bardem. She is in production on the Hulu limited series The Great (2020) for showrunner Tony McNamara (The Favourite). Elle stars as Catherine the Great and also executive produces.

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The BSC has a rival

When I was a child, I loved the Babysitters Club books. I devoured them. I read those, along with the Super Specials, Mysteries, Little Sister books, etc. In fact, I still have all of them to this day in paperback. They were such a big part of my love of reading, I could not part with them. So now that they have come out on Audiobook, I had to check them out. As it turns out, I am not too old to enjoy The Baby-sitters Club. It kind of feels like going home again. The Truth About Stacey is book 3 in the Baby-sitters Club series. In this book, there are two main storylines. The first addresses Stacey and her struggles with her parents inability to accept her diabetes. They keep taking her to doctor after doctor in an attempt to find a miracle cure. The other is that there is a rival babysitting group trying to take the BSC's business. The Babysitters Agency has older kids that are allowed to babysit longer hours and late at night. The BSC start to worry as they are getting fewer calls. They really have to put their heads together to figure out how to stop from going out of business. This book is a quick listen and is only 3 hours and 7 minutes. The narrator does a good job. I still love the nostalgia and am ready to listen to book 4!

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A fine addition to this series

I'd imagine noot many pre-teens or teenagers knew much about diabetes until this series began. The narration is excellent. Those poor girls, played for fools, one of the kids almost freezing in the snow, and the club means a lot to Kristy, but, things turned out fine in the end. I'll listen to more of them later on for sure.

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... Solid 3.5

Super cute read and I love how it's showing young kids about responsibly and diabetes and about challenges that come your way. They work things out in smart ways. Again I loved this series growing up, and getting to listen to it on audible is nostalgic.

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Oh the nostalgia!!

This was very good. I like these girls and their adventures and challenges! I loved that the girls were met with a challenge to their business in this one and I enjoyed getting to know Stacey more. 

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It's nice to revisit a favorite from my childhood

I loved the Babysitters Club books, tv show and movie when I was a kid, so I was really excited to see they are now on Audible. I enjoyed this book and how the author explains what it's like for Stacy living with diabetes. Its important for kids to have characters they can relate to. I also liked the book's themes of being responsible and having courage to do the right thing even when its difficult. I enjoyed Elle Fanning's performance as well. It was a nice easy listen. I can't wait to listen to the next book.

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Super cute

I love listening to a favorite from my childhood. A sweet cute story about friendships.

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Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

This book is awesome I have read the story book and it’s just like the audio book I hope you enjoy it!

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Diabetics should listen to this book.

Ella Fanning is an excellent narrator for Stacy who is dealing with Type 1 diabetes.

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  • 10-06-20

Really amazing!

This is a great book and I love the writing . Elle Fanning does an amazing job on the voices and her voice to very relaxed and has lots of expression. You should definitely listen. Great for ages 7+ and also perfect for anyone much older

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<3

I loved every moment of the book and it helps my kids go to sleep.🌈😂