#126, The All-New Mallory Pike
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Mallory "Mal" Pike is a Junior Officer in The Baby-Sitters Club along with Jessi Ramsey. She makes her first appearance as a sitting charge in Mary Anne Saves the Day and first appearance as a sitter in Hello, Mallory. She makes her last appearance in the main series in The All-New Mallory Pike. She appears briefly in the Baby-sitters Club: Friends Forever series and cameos in Graduation Day.
- Her birthday is May 2
- She lives at 134 Slate Street
- Mallory narrates books: #14, #21, #39, #47, #54, #59, #69, #80, #92, #108, #126
Mallory is described as five feet, one inch tall in Mallory's Christmas Wish.
Like Nicky and Vanessa, she wears glasses all the time. Like all the other Pikes she has reddish-brown hair (which is sometimes described as red) and blue eyes. Mallory is the only one in her family with curly hair in Hello, Mallory. She has freckles across her nose. She wants contacts but not allowed to get contacts until she is fifteen.
She hates her nose and gets it from her grandfather in Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym).
She has to wear braces for two years, which starts in Mallory and the Trouble with Twins. Both of her ears are pierced and got her hair cut short.
Her parents say she's not old enough for miniskirts and glittery sweatshirts in Claudia and the Bad Joke.
Mallory looks good in autumn colors such as orange-red and gold in Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever.
She has a shirt that says "I'd rather be writing my novel." Her favorite outfit is jeans and a navy blue sweater in The All-New Mallory Pike.
She does not yet wear a bra in Jessi's Secret Language.
Mallory is described as level-headed and practical in Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye. She believes she is more mature and older than she actually is. She can also be klutzy and uncoordinated in Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym). She keeps a journal. When she wants to mope she'll go to a fat sycamore tree on the playground to do so in Hello, Mallory. She wants to be an author and illustrator of children's books. Her siblings can annoy her at times, and she gets mad. She once gave Byron the Bizzer Sign in Dawn and the Impossible Three. Mallory says she's good at bargaining in Mallory and the Trouble with Twins.
Kristy calls her cool headed in Kristy and the Walking Disaster.
Her journal is a plain old composition book with a mottled black and white cover. She doesn't write every day, just whenever she feels like it. Only writes when she feels an urgency which is often. She likes to write when good things happen. She hides it underneath her mattress, which is mentioned in Mallory and the Mystery Diary.
Mallory gets straight A's for the first time in fourth grade. She had a crush on her fourth-grade teacher, Mr. Barnes which was mentioned in Mallory and the Mystery Diary.
In Kristy's Mystery Admirer she mentions that she used to be scared of Halloween and wouldn't go trick or treating when she was six.
She mentioned that she called her teacher, Ms. McCarthy, mom in Beware, Dawn!.
Mallory took horseback riding lessons in Book #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse, and while she was excited at first, they didn't exactly turn out the way she thought they would.
She starts the Pike Club meetings with siblings to talk about ways to save money while their dad was not working in Poor Mallory!. She sometimes walks her siblings to school. She's the last one home from school. She's always being asked to babysit siblings and has little privacy.
Mal is writing a story about Victoria called "The Real Princess" in Mary Anne and the Playground Fight.
In Stacey's Problem, she is home for the summer from Riverbend Hall Boarding School. There was a small welcome home party for her. Everyone has troubling adjusting to her being home and so does she. Everything is mostly worked out in the end.
Mal writes a story called the "Oogly Oogly Beast" in Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! which her family wants to perform on Claudia's radio show at Kristy's insistence. She gets a little embarrassed by the way Kristy tried to take over her story.
When Mallory leaves for boarding school in The All-New Mallory Pike, she now rooms with Vanessa, Mallory, and Claire. She used to share a room with just Vanessa. Mallory has a navy blue bedspread and a trunk at the end of her bed.
- Read (#17)
- Write (#17)
- Draw (#17)
- Kids (#54)
- Writing in the club notebook (#54)
- Horses (#14)
- Ear piercing boutique is her favorite shop in Washington Mall (#21)
- Attics (M#3)
- Archery (#59)
- Finding new words to use (#59)
- English class (#122)
- Artichokes (M#3)
- Snow (#82)
- Artichokes (M#3)
- Autumn (#58)
- Wearing glasses (#47)
- Gym class (#59 and #55)
- Wearing Braces
- Nan White (#39)
- Janet O'Neal (#39)
- Rachel Robinson (#39)
- When a good bookends (#80)
- Her nose (#29)
- Sports (#59)
- Gardening (M#19)
Baby-sitting and Club Experiences
Mallory has lots of babysitting experience since she comes from a big family and has to help out. Things are wild and crazy in the Pike household. Naturally, she is used to lots of noise and isn't surprised at some of the craziest kid behavior as she has experienced it all herself, right in her own house. She knows a lot of silly songs that she heard from her brothers and sisters.
Her homeroom desk has a big EL carved in upper comer and heart carved in the lower corner. Jessi was a new student in Mal's sixth-grade homeroom. Her teacher is Mrs. Frederickson. She has social studies first period, and English second. Mal has gym third period on Mondays and Wednesdays. She has math fourth period and lunch the fifth period. French sixth period, study hall seventh period, and science eight period
Science and math are the two hardest subjects for her. Her math teacher is Mr. Zizmore. She is asked to join a creative writing class that meets Tuesdays and Fridays. She loves English class; Mr. Williams is her English teacher.
She wins the race for secretary of the sixth grade. She makes the archery team, most members of which are from seventh and eighth grade. She is an apprentice costume designer for Peter Pan in Starring the Baby-sitters Club!.
She wins the Young Author's Day contest for best overall fiction in the sixth grade in Mallory on Strike. Her first detention happened when she refuses to play volleyball in gym class in Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym).
Getting to School
She and Stacey McGill use a code on school mornings to decide if they'll walk together. A white towel on the patio means she can walk with Stacey, Dawn, and Mary Anne to school. A red towel means she has to walk her siblings to school.
Mallory has never failed a subject in school. Gym has never been her strong point. She once copied off Jessi's paper during a test in The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter.
Mal and Jessi eat a different lunch than the BSC. Mal and her siblings buy lunch every day or make their own.
Mallory starts to have problems in school when she tries teaching in Kristy in Charge as part of the Teachers of Tomorrow program. While trying to teach an eighth-grade class, she earned the nickname Spaz Girl, and starts to get bullied by classmates. In Stacey McGill... Matchmaker?, she begins to consider going to boarding school.
She visited the school in Mary Anne in the Middle and applied on a writing scholarship.
Mallory and Ben Hobart go to several dances including: Halloween Hop, Winter Wonderland Dance, Valentine Dance, and the Spring Dance.
Mallory's best friend is Jessi Ramsey, whom she first met in Book #14 Hello, Mallory, which was, in fact, Mallory's first book narration. Mallory and Jessi have many common interests: they both love reading, horses, horse books, and writing. Plus, they both have siblings and are the oldest in their families. They both want more freedom and feel their parents treat them like babies. They have homeroom, English, science, and lunch together. They always recommend books to each other and play horses together in Mallory and the Ghost Cat.
She is also friends with the members of the Baby-Sitter's Club:
She had a crush on Ben Hobart, who moved to Stoneybrook from Australia. Mallory studies with him. She thinks his accent is cute. She studies with him and Ben asked her to a movie in Kristy and the Secret of Susan. He thinks she's a terrific girl. They slowly become an item in Beware, Dawn!. They had a short disagreement at the library in Stacey's Ex-Best Friend. Mallory and Ben never kissed as of Get Well Soon, Mallory!. They don't speak after he's mad that she had to bail out on a caroling date, after much confusion, they get back together in Here Come the Bridesmaids!.
- She talks in her sleep and is a very heavy sleeper in Mary Anne and Too Many Boys.
- If she could be any animal she would be a horse in Claudia and the Mystery at the Museum.
- She once joined a six-week writing program at the Stoneybrook Public Library.
- She's writing another book in Everything Changes.
- Mallory and Jessi sometimes play horses according to Mallory in Mallory and the Ghost Cat.
- Its mentioned in New York, New York!, that she wants to learn how to illustrate her own books as well.
- She is sensitive to bug bites in Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake.
In the graphic novels
Mallory appears in Mary Anne Saves The Day, Claudia And Mean Janine, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day. In the graphic novels, her glasses are bigger and her hair is brighter than in the original series. Also, she joins in the graphic novel Dawn and the Impossible Three, although in the original series, she joins The Baby-Sitters Club in Book #14 Hello, Mallory.
She is portrayed by actress Meghan Andrews. In this version, she has a cousin named Vicki. She looks similar to how she appeared in the books.
She is played by actress Stacy Linn Ramsower.
In the Netflix show, she is played by Vivian Watson. Her character is first introduced in Boy Crazy Stacey (Web Series Episode), rather than in The Truth About Stacey, where she was introduced in the book series. She doesn't wear glasses or have braces, and has long hair instead of short. She is also already best friends with Jessi before the events of Hello, Camp Moosehead! Part 1 (Web Series Episode). She doesn’t have an episode focusing on her in Season 2.