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Kristy Power! is the fifth book in the Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

Kristy's at the center of a big school controversy involving a cool teacher and some not-so-cool enemies. Kristy needs all the help she can get — even from Cary Retlin, her archrival.

Kristy and Cary have been spending a lot of time together, since they're supposed to write each other's life stories for school. But the more Kristy knows about Cary, the less she understands him...until she sneaks a peak at his journal.

Has Kristy gone too far?



Kristy's Family

BSC Members






Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Batman, Superman, Spider-Man (super heros)
  • Joker, Lex Luthor (super villians)
  • Men in Black
  • Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King, Madam Curie (real people)
  • The Catcher in the Rye, A Separate Peace, The Outsiders, the Red Pony, To Kill a Mocking Bird, A Light in the Attic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, In the Night Kitchen, Homecoming (books)
  • The Beatles
  • Salvador Dali, Magritte (artists)
  • American Library Association
  • Mallomars
  • Scattergories, pictionary, charades (games)
  • Prince William

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]



  • Kristy said Cary Retlin had never been to her house before, but he was there in Kristy and the Cat Burglar.
  • Kristy's English class is discussing biographies which has been touched on before leading to the Portrait Collection.
  • Kristy says that she's never thrown a party before.
  • Kristy acts like she's never heard about censorship before.


  • Kristy is not a fan of English class.
  • Kristy thought Jeremy was cute too.
  • Kristy threw up on the first day of second grade according to Claudia.
  • Cary says that Kristy annoys him.
  • All of the books mentioned in this book also have their authors mentioned as well.
  • This is the third BSC book about censorship previous books include: Mary Anne and the Library Mystery and Claudia and the First Thanksgiving.
  • In her interview with Cary's brothers, Stieg tells Kristy all about the bad stuff Cary did and Ben was straightforward.
  • Cary is writing a book.
  • It's standard procedure that English teachers at SMS get their reading list approved.
  • Cary and Kristy's school schedule crosses paths from time to time.
  • Nannie makes great pecan cookies.