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Danielle's parents are so glad she is home, although still battling leukemia, that they allow the nine-year-old girl to do anything she wants--but she decides to joyride in the family car while Jessi is babysitting for her.


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Danielle's parents are so glad she is home, although still battling leukemia, that they allow the nine-year-old girl to do anything she wants--but she decides to joyride in the family car while Jessi is babysitting for her.

30 review for Jessi and the Troublemaker

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shira

    in this book by ghostwriter Nola Thacker, danielle (the cancer survivor kid from Jessi's Wish) is back, and she's wilder than ever! seriously though, she has boundless energy and is trying to make up for the time she spent dealing with cancer. she does some things that most kids wouldn't be able to get away with because everyone is just so happy that she's healthy. it's not until she literally crashes her parents car (she is nine) that everyone starts to take it more seriously. in a completely s in this book by ghostwriter Nola Thacker, danielle (the cancer survivor kid from Jessi's Wish) is back, and she's wilder than ever! seriously though, she has boundless energy and is trying to make up for the time she spent dealing with cancer. she does some things that most kids wouldn't be able to get away with because everyone is just so happy that she's healthy. it's not until she literally crashes her parents car (she is nine) that everyone starts to take it more seriously. in a completely stupid but also hilarious subplot, jessi and becca think that their aunt cecilia is planning a surprise wedding to a guy named mr. major, and they prepare for it only to get horribly embarrassed to discover that cecilia and mr. major are just participating in someone else's wedding. in a subsubplot, stacey is flaking out on bsc responsibilities (foreshadowing Stacey vs. the BSC). highlights: -claudia's race and ethnicity are never stated. nola thacker is the only ghostwriter who ever seems to not mention characters' races. -aunt cecilia and mr. major plotline is kind of dumb but is mostly just delightful. I particularly like its resolution: jessi and becca decide that they will feel less embarrassed if they can get cecilia and mr. major to fall in love, so they make them a romantic dinner. but cecilia and mr. major talk about how they are good friends who met on the worst blind date ever, and they have no romantic interest in one another. it's really sweet. -according to this book, silk suits in pastels are popular for brides at second weddings. I don't know if this is true but it's such a funny bsc book-style "factoid" -it's cold and aunt cecilia tells mr. major he has to go home and jessi narrates, "what about having love to keep her warm, the way the songs all said." -this jessi quote: "we'll probably never hear the end of this. you know how adults get sometimes." -the robertses are apologetic for danielle's behavior. how fortunate that they knew it was their fault and didn't blame the babysitters. -stacey saves the day, convincing danielle's friends to be friends with her again because they actually made bad decisions too. I like this because she's mostly getting depicted as a flaky jerk at this point, and I like a reminder that stacey is a layered person. -danielle and friends trick or treat at a bsc meeting at the end of the book. it's very cute, and a good representation of how they will still be silly and wild but not do anything dangerous anymore. lowlights: -I have studied this cover so much, because danielle is clearly taller than jessi in it (though danielle is 9 and jessi is 11, which would make danielle being taller totally conceivable, but jessi is described as being tall w/ a ballerina's physique). also danielle's torso is CLEARLY on backwards. -jessi narration: "and now the BSC has two associate members as well." literally BOTH logan and shannon joined before you and mal did, jessi. -why does charlotte open the shower door that she and danielle and co had filled with water to make a swimming pool? it doesn't make sense. also how did the food colorings that they added to the water not just mix into a brownish mess? danielle "accidents": -uses rollerblades indoors -"sleds" down the basement stairs on a crib mattress -fills the shower with food coloring-colored water to make a shower swimming pool -attempts to drive the car down the street but crashes, and vanessa pike hits her head on the windshield and gets stitches. claudia outfit: -"She doesn't often wear jeans, but she was wearing them today - only she'd cut patterns in the legs of the jeans (which were major faded) and was wearing leopard tights underneath so that they showed through. She was wearing her black Doc Martens with yellow shoelaces, and she'd used matching shoelaces to pull her hair back into a long, thick braid. Her earrings were a pair she made herself, out of little yellow feathers and black beads. And she was wearing a black and yellow striped flannel shirt buttoned up to her throat, with another pair of shoelaces made into a sort of bow tie." squirt outfit (for the "wedding"): -"I scooped Squirt up and put him in his best winter outfit: a white turtleneck shirt and a little navy jacket u that buttoned up the front, with a pair of matching navy elastic-waist baby pants." in jessi's kid kit: -puzzle (replaces a united states one with a butterfly one) -book (replaces one about animal jobs with Bea and Mr. Jones) -office supplies: magic markers, pens, erasers, colored pencils, red white and blue paper clips, blunt scissors, tape, a memo pad, rubber bands, stickers, animal stamps, writing paper, and envelopes in mary anne's kid kit: -Freckle Juice snacks in claudia's room: -chocolate chip cookies (n.s.) -oatmeal raisin frookies (n.s.) -mallomars (n.s.) -pretzels (n.s.) -coconut cream puff (n.s.) -oreos (n.s.) -gummi worms (n.s.) -hershey hugs and kisses (n.s.)

  2. 4 out of 5

    M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews

    Well, I guess if a kid has/is recovering from cancer, it's easy to feel lenient towards them, but Jessi learns what a bad idea this is. However, this is a BSC book, so expect a saccharine=sweet ending after the kid's crazy antics.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ciara

    the babysitters club gets a call from mrs. roberts, the mother of danielle, the little girl who has cancer, as introduced to us in jessi's wish. danielle's cancer is in remission, she's finished with chemotherapy for now, she's back in school & her hair is growing out. she is good friends with becca, charlotte, vanessa, & haley, so jessi is already aware of all of this & is very happy about it. you may recall that danielle's two wishes in jessi's wish were to go to disney world (which jessi arra the babysitters club gets a call from mrs. roberts, the mother of danielle, the little girl who has cancer, as introduced to us in jessi's wish. danielle's cancer is in remission, she's finished with chemotherapy for now, she's back in school & her hair is growing out. she is good friends with becca, charlotte, vanessa, & haley, so jessi is already aware of all of this & is very happy about it. you may recall that danielle's two wishes in jessi's wish were to go to disney world (which jessi arranged through a charitable make-a-wish knock-ff foundation) & to graduate elementary school. anyway, now that danielle is feeling better, the robertses are chomping at the bit to leave her & her little brother with babysitters. jessi takes the first job, since she has a special fondness for danielle. the cover depicts the events on the first job. danielle sneaks away & puts on her mom's rollerblades & then tries to skate through the house. she falls down & knocks over a small bookcase. jessi is jind of freaked out, because danielle could have gotten really hurt/caused a lot more damage...but she eventually decides it was a no harm/no foul situation. danielle's not hurt, they were able to pick the bookcase back up & tidy everything up. jessi doesn't even bother to tell mrs. roberts what danielle did. jessi is just happy to see danielle displaying so much more energy & liveliness. mary anne takes the next job. danielle invites over some friends--charlotte, becca, & haley. let's do the math: two actual charges plus three friends equals five kids being watched after by one sitter. which flies directly in the face of the entire subplot of kristy & mr. mom, all about how mrs. marshall was endangering children by having sitters watch over five at a time. & the kids do manage to get endangered when mary anne spends a little too much time paying attention to danielle's little brother greg & doesn't notice until it's too late that the girls are sledding down the basement stairs on an old crib mattress. luckily none of them gets hurt, but they all get absolutely filthy. mary anne makes them all clean up before mrs. roberts gets home...but again decides not to tell mrs. roberts what happened. kristy takes the next job. while she's reading stories to greg, who has the flu, danielle & her crew of friends have shut themselves in mr. & mrs. roberts's master bath, shut the shower door, taped up all the cracks, & are creating their own indoor swimming pool. kristy catches them in the act & the bathroom floods. plus the girls were dyeing the water with easter egg dye, so their clothes & the bathroom towels all get dyed when the bathroom floods. kristy gets them all cleaned up & if you can believe this shit, she doesn't tell mrs. roberts what happened. but the sitters do start talking about how danielle's "high spirits" may be a little too high. jessi in particular is concerned about what danielle will do next. the babysitters decide to call mrs. roberts & tell her all about danielle's misdeeds, but mrs. roberts laughs them off & tells them that danielle is just making up for lost time with all the hijinks she didn't get to pull while she was in the hospital being treated for cancer. the babysitters shrug & say that she knows danielle best. at jessi's next sitting job, danielle again invites her friends over. they are playing together while jessi & greg amuse themselves in a world champion round of checkers. jessi hears the girls go out to the garage. she heads out to see what they're up to...& the car is gone. she sees it creeping down the street. it swings wide into the driveway & then stops. jessi sees danielle behind the wheel. the car starts to roll backwards down the driveway & smashes into a car parked across the street. jessi hauls everyone out of the car (vanessa has bumped her head & is bleeding) while the neighbor calls the police & an ambulance. another neighbor calls mrs. roberts & asks her to come home. naturally, danielle & all her friends get into BIG TROUBLE. mrs. roberts calls the babysitters club to apologize. she says that she & mr. roberts were just so happy to see danielle feeling better & having lots of energy that they looked the other way when she would get into mischief. obviously they let things get too far. stacey takes the next job over there & finds danielle on the phone trying to call her friends. but they won't talk to her. they're angry & they blame her for getting them all into trouble with her car stunt. stacey makes them all come over & points out that they got into the car of their own free will even though they had to know it was a bad idea, so they are just as much to blame as danielle. they agree & make up. i'm kind of shocked that they are even allowed to keep playing with danielle after that stunt. i mean, they are like nine years old. that's a little young to be stealing the family car. so that's the A-plot. the B-plot is about how jessi's aunt cecelia has a new man friend named mr. major. becca & jessi eavesdrop on them one afternoon & hear them talking about a wedding. they immediately assume that cecelia & mr. major are getting married. they do some spying & figure out when the wedding is. they buy cecelia & mr. major a wedding gift (a book of passes to the move theatre) & dress up all fancy for the secret wedding. then they find out that cecelia & mr. major are just friends who are going to IN a wedding. mr. major is an usher & cecelia is in charge of the guestbook. they are in no way romantically involved. jessi is embarrassed & tries to arrange a romantic candlelit dinner so that romance will blossom, but cecelia & mr. major see right though the machinations & explain that they actually met on a blind date & realized there are no romantic sparks, but they are good friends. & that's that. it's pretty dull, & it's also annoying to see jessi, who is generally pretty level-headed, make such idiotic assumptions. although this is the same girl who thought that some actors rehearsing a scene were jewel thieves, so... the C-plot basically consists of foreshadowing for the stacey vs. the BSC story arc. stacey calls other sitters & asks them to fill in last-minute for her babysitting jobs without giving an explanation. she is late to meetings & sometimes doesn't show up at all.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    Continuing my effort to read all the BSC books Jessi and the troublemaker was ok. Jessi was never my favourite but I enjoyed the main story of Danielle getting herself into mischief...the side plot was really annoying though. Jessi conjured a whole wedding up from half an eavesdropped conversation. Irritating.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    Why are Jessi books so boring? It makes me depressed. As a character she's interesting, but the execution just...isn't pleasant. This one was more interesting than others, but still a bit blah. The B-plot with Aunt Cecelia possibly getting married was totally dull, though I am enjoying the lead up to Stacey's upcoming BSC departure.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amie

    Wow Danielle became a brat quickly. Why is it parents (in real life as well) can never see the damage their children are doing until it's too late? Nitpick: I hate that we never learn why Stacey was so flighty.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Katy Lovejoy

    Danielle is such a cool kid

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carlyn Brody

    In this book, eleven year old Jessi Ramsey babysits Danielle. Danielle is a character from a previous book. She had cancer but is now in remission. After being sick for so long, Danielle engages in reckless behaviour as she is eager to get into all the fun she missed. The babysitters think that Danielle is out of control and wonder whether they should tell her parents. The Babysitter book series features seven babysitters who all have their own distinct personality and each book focuses on one of In this book, eleven year old Jessi Ramsey babysits Danielle. Danielle is a character from a previous book. She had cancer but is now in remission. After being sick for so long, Danielle engages in reckless behaviour as she is eager to get into all the fun she missed. The babysitters think that Danielle is out of control and wonder whether they should tell her parents. The Babysitter book series features seven babysitters who all have their own distinct personality and each book focuses on one of the girls. Jessi is supposed to have a special bond with Danielle yet she doesn’t use her influence to talk to Danielle at all. Whenever an incident happened with Danielle, the babysitters just patiently told them to clean up whatever mess Danielle and her friends made. The girls eventually do say something to the parents but the parents are unfazed. Everyone is so happy that Danielle is in remission that they let her get away with things. In fairness, I understand the babysitters’ hesitancy because they are still children themselves. The babysitters are aged between 11-13 years. In our time, most people wouldn’t leave children between those ages in charge of other children. The books were written in late 80s-90s where children had a lot more freedom. It is not until Danielle does something that gets people hurt that her parents finally see she needs boundaries. Danielle’s friends hate her afterwards because they get in trouble too. The kid logic was amusing to read, as the kids thought Danielle should be the only one in trouble because it was her idea. I used to have the same logic when I was a kid. I did not understand that if you went along with something, you were just as guilty too. So one of the babysitters pointed out what all parents say, which is “If your friend jumped off a bridge would you do it too?” Then everything is resolved. There’s also a second story involving Jessi’s aunt. Jessi and her sister Becca eavesdrop on their aunt and think she’s going to get remarried. They think their aunt is going to have a surprise wedding so they plan their outfits and buy a present in preparation. I thought that subplot was cute and something out of an 80s sitcom. This book was not one of my favourites out of the series. It was alright. What I did like was that it was nice to have a character from a previous book return. There are some books in the series which have special themes or issues such as diabetes, cancer, racism, death etc and this book is one of their special themed books. Mostly characters in these books are never mentioned again so I was surprised to see this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Logan Hughes

    Danielle Roberts, the fourth-grader with leukemia introduced in Jessi's Wish, is in remission, back in school and feeling better than ever. She’s feeling so good that she’s full of energy and ideas and seems to be hurrying to make up for lost mischief-making time. Her stunts--sledding down the basement steps on a mattress and trying to make a diving pool in the standing shower are highlights--grow increasingly dangerous until she accidentally injures Vanessa Pike while attempting to drive a car. Danielle Roberts, the fourth-grader with leukemia introduced in Jessi's Wish, is in remission, back in school and feeling better than ever. She’s feeling so good that she’s full of energy and ideas and seems to be hurrying to make up for lost mischief-making time. Her stunts--sledding down the basement steps on a mattress and trying to make a diving pool in the standing shower are highlights--grow increasingly dangerous until she accidentally injures Vanessa Pike while attempting to drive a car. Finally, both BSC and Roberts parents agree it’s time to start reining in Danielle and stop giving her special treatment because she was sick so long. Meanwhile, Stacey has been showing up late to meetings and calling for last-minute replacements at last minute, and we never quite find out what’s up with her, but she does step in in a blaze of responsible, pro-friend-togetherness glory at the end, convincing Danielle’s friends to reconcile with her after the accident. In a stupid subplot, Jessi and Becca overhear Aunt Cecelia discussing weddings and jump to the conclusion that she’s getting secret married. Of course, she is just going to be in someone else’s wedding. Timing: Winter (snow on the ground). Revised Timeline: February of Jessi’s senior year of high school.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Maloney

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Okay so I realize this is a kids book, but there were a couple major plot holes in this one. So first off, one major aspect of the plot revolved around the girls babysitting for a kid named Danielle, and her little brother. Which is like... fine, no big deal, right? Except that the first three times they sit for them, the neighbor kids are over, making it way more kids to babysit than expected... which happens to be the EXACT SAME BIG FREAKING DEAL that they dealt with in the previous book. Only Okay so I realize this is a kids book, but there were a couple major plot holes in this one. So first off, one major aspect of the plot revolved around the girls babysitting for a kid named Danielle, and her little brother. Which is like... fine, no big deal, right? Except that the first three times they sit for them, the neighbor kids are over, making it way more kids to babysit than expected... which happens to be the EXACT SAME BIG FREAKING DEAL that they dealt with in the previous book. Only in this book, no one thought twice about it. One babysitter for 6 kids, despite hiring her just to watch 2? No big deal. No one batted an eye about it. Even though everyone made a huge deal about this exact scenario just one book earlier. Where’s the consistency? 😂 Secondly, there was something fishy going on with Stacey, and several people noticed it... but it was never actually addressed. No one ever asks her why she missed meetings and several babysitting gigs. She just does and people got annoyed and life moved on. I kept waiting for it to come out. Maybe her diabetes was acting up. Maybe she was having arguments with her boyfriend. Maybe it was something regarding her parents. But nope, zero wrap up on that plot line (which was a more interesting plot line than the Danielle one, to be perfectly honest). 😂 Maybe they’ll tell us what was up with Stacey in an upcoming book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    April

    Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems. I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens. The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant. Awesome books that girls will love! And the Fantastic books for young girls getting into reading!! Great stories about friendship and life lessons. The characters deal with all sorts of situations and often find responsible solutions to problems. I loved this series growing up and wanted to start my own babysitting business with friends. Great lessons in entrepreneurship for tweens. The books may be dated with out references to modern technology but the story stands and lessons are still relevant. Awesome books that girls will love! And the series grows with them! Terrific Author!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Jessi always gets into a bunch of totally random situations. This one was OK, because it was kind of neat to see what happened after all the Jessi's Wish business.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    a book from your childhood a middle grade novel your favorite book from your childhood (it is a favorite series and a random book within the series)

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    In which I feel hatred toward a fictional little girl in cancer remission. I'm going to hell.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ridge McLachlan

  16. 4 out of 5

    Alison

  17. 5 out of 5

    Stacie

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stasha

  19. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Reeves

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tara B.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Concetta Phillipps

  25. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  26. 4 out of 5

    Karen Paelmo

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kirsten

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ashley Roy

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Llewellyn

  30. 4 out of 5

    Corey Lile

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