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Read & Download California Diaries: Dawn, Diary 1 é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í What kind of friend am I Actually I think I mean what kind of person am IActually I think I mean. I started rereading this when I was freaking out about current affairs and it took my mind off things

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What kind of friend am I. Initial reaction Dawn Dairy One was a nice start to the California Diaries series as it showcases Dawn having moved back to California to live with her father and stepmother She reunites with her old friends but realizes through a bunch of changes that happen both in her life and personal preferences that nothing ever stays the same and you just have to roll with the changesVery nice read for pre teensyoung teensFull reviewAnn M Martin's California Diaries series is a spin off of the long running Babysitters Club series featuring Dawn after she moves back to California to live with her father stepmother and little brother Jeff I first read this series when it was published many years ago but in recent years it's been given a reboot I'm excited for the chance to be able to re read it from the very beginningThis book has definitely some of the pros and cons of being a beginning book of a series because it sets up all the respective personalities that are going to carry through the series including Sunny Amalia Maggie and DuckyChris While Dawn wasn't my favorite personality from the original BSC cast or even in the CD series I did like this eye into her respective experience as a lot of changes get handed to her in her eighth grade class as well as within her circle of family and friends It felt like an authentic teen diary chronicling Dawn's process of growing up within a certain window of time and the conseuences of actions and changes that she undergoes in that span Some of which include but aren't limited to falling out with former activities and friends family changes internal and external clashes school shifts and growing pains It shows its age for some pop culture references ie the reference of the young Jeff going to see an Arnold Schwarzenegger flick but that's rather minimal The narrative itself feels relevant for its emotional eye to the changes that Dawn and her friends go through This book felt like the stepping stone which provides the jumping point for the ongoing narrative and you can understand that the series is going to chronicle Dawn having to adjust with her family Sunny dealing with her mother's cancer Maggie overcoming perfectionism issues which lend to other problems among others I won't spoil it for any who haven't read the series but I can vouch from personal experience how this series impacted me as a teen for voice and challenge I would recommend it certainly for its target audience pre teensyoung teens but its definitely a coming of ageslice of lifetough subject read and in some ways I saw that as a good thing as it shows the trials of the teens having to grow up and learn from the mistakes they makeOn another note this edition shows a preview of the next book in the series as well as a brief history of Ann M Martin's life that I really appreciated from her own words and imagesOverall score 35 starsNote I received this as an ARC from NetGalley from the publisher Open Road Media

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California Diaries Dawn Diary 1What kind of person am. Dawn Schaefer former alternate officer of the Baby Sitters Club moved back to Palo City California permanently to live with her father stepmother Carol and younger brother Jeff Jeff and Dawn attended Vista a K 12 private school that reuired all students to keep journals Thus the book series about Dawn and her Vista friends was called California Diaries Vista had a surge of eighth grade enrollment so the school decided to move eighth graders to the high school building I assume that they did not even consider capping eighth grade enrollment because they wanted money Dawn was in high school and wanted to make high school decisions such as sneaking out to attend a party with underage drinking She even insinuated that she was too mature for babysitting by claiming that it was something her babyish friend Jill enjoyed Dawn said she preferred to spend time at the mall checking out cute guysDawn was not yet ready to uestion her sexuality but her interactions with Mandy made it clear that she had a crush on the older girl The first time she saw Mandy Dawn notes that her dress was so tight you could almost see her pores through it You could certainly see her D cup breasts At the party she accidentally pushed Mandy into the pool Later on Dawn said she saw Mandy standing next to us in her wet dress which was now as tantalizingly clingy as Maggie’s T shirt emphasis mine Tantalizing means exciting one's senses or desires or teasing with the sight of something unattainable I wondered if Dawn also had feelings for Maggie since she also described the sight of Maggie in her wet T shirt as tantalizing It was not the appropriate word choice for Dawn to use if she were referring to platonic friendsSpeaking of platonic friends Dawn did not feel as close to her childhood best friends as she did before leaving for Connecticut nine months early particularly Jill Dawn was upset because she felt like Jill was not changing and was still acting like a young seventh grader instead of an eighth grader Dawn was upset that Jill also was invited to the high school party because Jill was decidedly not cool At the end of the book Dawn called Jill a b and I do not think the 'B' stood for baby Jill reminded me a lot of Mary Anne who was Dawn's best friend in Connecticut so I was confused why Dawn had such a negative reaction to Jill However maybe Dawn did not actually like Mary Anne as much as it seemed in the Baby Sitters Club series I miss my stepsister Mary Anne but you know what This is a terrible thing to write I don’t miss Mary Anne or my other Connecticut friends as much as I thought I would