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Claudia and the Friendship Feud is the fourth book in the Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

Claudia thinks her ex-best friend Stacey is a liar, cheat and a boyfriend stealer. Sure, she misses Stacey... but she isn't about to talk to her. Instead she's finding new friends, like Erica Blumberg. And the most unexpected friend of all - Jeremy Rudolph, the boy who Stacey stole. Things are about to get very complicated.... Will the friendship feud ever end?


Claudia and Stacey aren't still talking to each other because of their fight over Jeremy, because she lies, cheats on her, and steals Jeremy from her. So, she found a new friend, Erica Blumberg, because she is artistic, like Claudia, but got jealous when talking about Stacey. Claudia apologized to her and everything is back to normal. Erica later baby-sat at the Pikes for the first time with Claudia.


Claudia's Family

Extended Family



  • Erica Blumberg
  • Wellner Wallace - student that puked in Erica's biology class when they dissected a frog



  • Kishi House
  • Stoneybrook Middle School
  • Pike House
  • Washington Mall
    • Old Navy
    • Flashbox
    • Tortilla Queen
  • Benedict House
  • Connecticut Yankee Shop

Pop Culture and Real Life References[]

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Pippi Longstockings
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Time Magazine
  • Newsweek
  • Homer Simpson
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Rugrats
  • Macy's Day Parade
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]




  • Junk Food always makes Claudia feel better.
  • Mary Anne and Claudia see a movie together.
  • Mallory has a crush on a boy at a neighboring school, she meet him in a writing workshop.
  • Patrick and Zoey asked if Charlie, Sam, and Kristy could come to California for Thanksgiving.
  • On page 16, Claudia narrates that Erica might help the BSC sit if they were desperate.
  • Erica has never sat for the Pikes.
  • Erica oversleeps.
  • Vanessa Pike does ballet.
  • Byron has become the most serious of the triplets.
  • Jordan Pike is ticklish and has a crush on Erica.
  • Erica knows pig latin.
  • Claudia pulls together and outfit that looks like something Mary Anne would wear early in the series.
  • Jeremy never told Claudia that he didn't want to date her.
  • The Artist's Exchange was mentioned again.
  • Claudia gets lunch from the salad bar sometimes.
  • Sometimes Janine's comments makes Claudia feel bad.
  • Around the holidays Claudia visits Mimi's grave to say hello and leaves evergreens by her headstone.
  • Claudia hardly ever watches TV.
  • Jessi and Mallory see each other for the first time.
  • Stacey attempts to apologize but it comes out wrong.