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Kristy and the Kidnapper is the ninth book in the Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

When Kristy and her friends went down to Washington, D.C. on a school trip, they expected to see some famous sites. But they never imagined they would be caught up in a big and dangerous mystery involving secret identities, dark revenge, and a surprise kidnapping attempt. Kristy is one of the only witnesses who could put the kidnapper behind bars. Can she stop him in time?

Summary[]

Characters[]

Kristy's Family

BSC Members

Teenagers

Adults

  • Mrs. Simon
  • Mr. Fiske
  • Arthur Greenleaf - director of the convention
  • Sergeant Driscoll and Officer Michael - Washington D.C. police
  • Agent Melendez, Agent Westcott, Agent Sanford - secret service agents
  • Lance Dibdin - man who attempted to kidnap David

Locations[]

  • Washington D.C.

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Van Gogh
  • Cindy Crawford
  • We Will Rock You
  • Star Trek
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Shirley Temple
  • Scrabble

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

Inconsistencies

Trivia[]

  • This marks the return of Terry Hoyt from the mystery series, although he his going by his real name David. His family, aside from his father, is never mentioned.
  • Kristy's English class had a unit on debate.
  • SMS forms a debate team, just so they could go to the convention in D.C.
  • Teachers change each semester, at least in his book when Kristy had Mr. Fiske last semester and Mrs. Simon this semester.
  • Kristy thinks that wearing a skirt means she has to wear pantyhose and slips, which isn't necessary.
  • Kristy and Stacey know the truth about David's dad.
  • Kristy thinks that David could run for president one day.
  • The president in the BSC verse has a cat named Sparky.
  • None of the BSC is in this book except mentioned in passing. Jessi was mentioned when Kristy saw professional tap dancers.
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