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Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! is the 107th book in The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

Kristy's big brother Charlie is a good guy, helping her with the Krushers' Softball Klinic and driving her to BSC meetings. Kristy and Charlie get along great—until Angelica shows up. Kristy can tell Angelica is Trouble with a capital "T." But Charlie doesn't mind. In fact he's in love with her. Ew.

Charlie wants Kristy to mind her own business. But Kristy knows she has to do something before Angelica ruins the Krusher Klinic...and breaks Charlie's heart.

Summary[]

Kristy wins tickets to a concert, and ends up taking Claudia, with Charlie driving them- and brings along Angelica. Disaster strikes when Angelica asks to drive Watson's car, which Charlie had borrowed for the trip, and was having trouble handling. She starts speeding and gets pulled over, ending in a car accident and a trip to the police station. All parents are called and punishments are laid out, and brother and sister end up reconnecting over a shared dislike of Angelica, and working out emotions from their father's abandonment.

Subplot[]

Kristy runs a sports clinic for her softball team, Kristy's Krushers.

Characters[]

Kristy's Family

BSC Members

Kids

Teenagers

Adults

  • Donnie Donaldson - announcer at WSTO
  • Caroline Kuhn
  • John Pike
  • Jack Brewster - Mets player
  • Travis - Charlie's friend (mentioned)
  • Mrs. Green
  • Officer Bolton - policeman from the Stamford Police Department
  • John Kishi (mentioned)
  • Mr. Hsu (mentioned)

Locations[]

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Porky the Pig
  • Piglet
  • Arnold the Piggy (from Green Acres)
  • King Kong
  • University of Alaska
  • Yoo-Hoo
  • The Wind Beneath My Wings
  • Babe Ruth
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Charlie's Angels

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

Inconsistencies

  • Kristy says that Watson isn't into sports on page 52, however, he helps with Krushers stuff such as in Karen's Home Run.
  • Kristy had called Sarah at one point knowing her number but at the end of chapter 12, Charlie told her to look it up. But Charlie might not have realized that Kristy knew Sarah's number.
  • This book is set in April and by then colleges are sending out rejection or acceptance letters, however, Charlie is still deciding on where to go when he should have sent out his applications earlier in the year.
  • On the cover Kristy has her mitt on her right hand when she's a lefty.
  • Officer Bolten thought it was odd that Angelica was a licensed driver and she wasn’t even seventeen yet. But in Dawn and the Older Boy, Dawn says people can start driving at sixteen in Connecticut

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! takes place during spring vacation. Kristy’s family isn’t going away, so Kristy plans Krusher Klinic for her softball team. When I was growing up, my family often visited our relatives over spring vacation. Sometimes we visited Louisville, Kentucky, to visit my father’s family. And sometimes we went to Florida to visit my mother’s parents. The trips were always lots of fun. My Florida grandparents lived across the street from a big lake. My sister and I could go fishing from their dock. Best of all, we kept our eyes peeled for alligators. They really did live in the lake!

Mom’s parents lived in Winter Park, which is very near Disney World. My sister and I had visited Disneyland when I was thirteen, and we loved it. Unfortunately for me, Disney World wasn’t completed until I was in college. So I didn’t get to visit it until I was an adult, and I was researching Baby-sitters on Board!, the first BSC Super Special. What a fun reason to visit Disney World for the first time.

Trivia[]

  • Kristy enters a sweepstakes to win concert tickets for her favorite rock group.
  • Sarah and Charlie broke up prior to this book.
  • Charlie doesn't like shopping.
  • Kristy bough Charlie a bottle of cologne for his birthday.
  • There's a gourmet shop next to Sportsworld.
  • Charlie plays computer games.
  • Abby and Jessi volunteered to help with the Klinic.
  • Mary Anne attempts to play with the Krushers in chapter 10.
  • Blade's lead singer is Declan Kelly.
  • Kristy brings Claudia to the Blade Concert.
  • Charlie, Angelica, Claudia, and Kristy gets in a car accident.
  • Charlie isn't used to driving Watson's car.
  • Some of the Krushers aren't seen or mentioned such as the Perkins girls or Bobby Gianelli.
  • Every Krushers dad showed up for the klinic when Jack Brewster showed up.
  • This book only has one baby-sitting chapter.
Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
Other
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)
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