Stacey McGill – Babysitter’s Club Spotlight

Stacey McGill

Anastasia Elizabeth McGill

Stacey McGill 

Position: Treasurer

Best Friend: Claudia Kishi

Appearance: slender, blonde hair (sometimes permed)

Stacey first moved to Stonybrook, Connecticut when her dad was transferred for his job. Stacey became fast friends with Claudia due to their love of fashion and boys. Stacey quickly became the club treasurer due to her love of math and science and became a part of the SMS Mathletes Club. Stacey is also known for her struggles with type 1 diabetes, an illness that has put her in the hospital quite a few times.

In book #13, Goodbye, Stacey, Goodbye Stacey moved back to New York with her parents when her father was transferred again. She became an honorary member of the BSC, even though she no longer lived in Stonybrook. A few books later in the series, Stacey dealt with a tough divorce battle between her parents and had to make the tough choice of staying in New York with her dad or moving back to Stonybrook with her mom. Book #28 #28 Welcome Back, Stacey!, reunites Stacey back into the BSC group when she chooses to live with her mom. In book #83, Stacey vs. The BCS, Stacey battles with the rest of the club members as they start to seem immature to her. Stacey slowly begins to grow apart from the girls and seemingly leaves the club. It is right around here where I had stopped following the series.

Stacey and Mary Ann were always my favorites of the BSC girls. Mary Ann was the girl I could most relate to, the shy, quiet bookish girl. Stacey was the girl I wanted to be. The girl who dated the older boys, who joined the cheerleading squad, wore the cool clothes and was good with math. Stacey was a good role model for me growing up, giving me something to aspire to. Mary Ann was a great role model, because I could identify with her character the most and could feel more comfortable in my own skin after reading a few of her books.

I started reading the BSC when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, I don’t remember which exactly. Although I couldn’t relate to 12 and 13 year old girl drama at the time, the characters and their stories engrossed me in every way. My sister was a member of the monthly BSC book club, but I was the one who read through all the books. I bought as many as I could from the Scholastic book orders to keep the series going when my parents ended the subscription, I once received a BSC book for free because they mailed an extra and my teacher knew I loved the series (it also just happened to be a Stacey book).

I’m sad that these books are slowly filtering out of the library system. Although new graphic novel renditions are taking their spots, its just not the same. I hope you enjoyed my character spotlight of Stacey. I’d love to hear what you think. Who is your favorite BSC member? What is your favorite book of the series?

Go here for the complete Babysitter’s Club Series Catalog

If Stacey is your favorite, then make sure to reread all your favorite Stacey Books:

Stacey Book Catalogue via Scholastic.com
Meet Stacey

#3 The Truth About Stacey: The truth about Stacey is that she has diabetes.
#8 Boy-Crazy Stacey: Who need baby-sitting when there are boys around!
#13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye: Stacey McGill is moving back to New York!
#18 Stacey’s Mistake: The Baby-sitters are way out of place in the big city.
#28 Welcome Back, Stacey!: Stacey’s parents have been fighting a lot lately. Even so, she’s still not prepared for the terrible news: her parents are getting divorced.
#35 Stacey and Mystery of Stoneybrook: Can Stacey solve the haunted house mystery?
#43 Stacey’s Emergency: Stacey just can’t win.
#51 Stacey’s Ex-Best Friend: Stacey doesn’t want to lose her childhood friend. But Laine’s growing up way too fast for Stacey.
#58 Stacey’s Choice: Since Stacey’s parents got divorced it hasn’t been easy. They each need her – badly. How will Stacey ever choose between her mom and her dad…again?
#65 Stacey’s Big Crush: He’s smart. He’s handsome. He’s 22!
#70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders: The cheerleaders have asked Stacey to try out for the squad!
#76 Stacey’s Lie: When Stacey’s father asks her to take a vacation with him, she knows just where to go: Fire Island. It’s close to New York City, and it’s where her boyfriend’s family is vacationing too!
#83 Stacey vs. the BSC: The Baby-sitters Club. They’re the best friends Stacey’s ever had. But lately , they seem kind of immature to her.
#87 Stacey and the Bad Girls: Stacey enjoys hanging out with Jacqui, Sheila, and the other girls. They’re fun. A little wild even. But how much can Stacey trust them?
#94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter: Stacey’s going to make a small fortune as a super sitter. But is it worth it?
#99 Stacey’s Broken Heart: Will Stacey and Robert be together forever?
#111 Stacey’s Secret Friend
#119 Stacey’s Ex-Boyfriend
#124 Stacey MacGill… Matchmaker
#130 Stacey’s Movie

Mysteries

#1 Stacey and the Missing Ring: Stacey has to find that ring – or business is over for the Baby-sitters Club!
#10 Stacey and the Mystery Money: Counterfeit money is showing up in Stoneybrook – and someone gave Stacey a fake ten dollar bill.
#14 Stacey and the Mystery at the Mall: Is it safe to shop at Washington Mall anymore?
#18 Stacey and the Mystery at the Empty House: While the Johanssens are away, Stacey’s in charge of walking their dog, Carrot, and watching their house.
#22 Stacey and the Haunted Masquerade: SMS hasn’t had a Mischief Night Masquerade in twenty-eight years. Stacey can’t wait to get involved.
#33 Stacey and the Stolen Hearts

Portrait Collection

Stacy’s Book: This is my life – welcome to it.
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5 responses to “Stacey McGill – Babysitter’s Club Spotlight

  1. Stacey was absolutely my favorite. I was pretty much just like you — Mary Anne was closer to who I was, but Stacey was who I wanted to be.

  2. I wonder if I ever read #65, and if so, if I thought it was creepy that her crush was 9 years older than her. She was only 13 during those books, right?

    I loved these books, thanks for highlighting one of the (best) original characters 🙂

  3. I also related to MaryAnne most, and I wanted to be Kristy.

    I only read those that had been published — about 40 — so those mysteries are all new to me!

    How fun to read this!

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