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Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? is the 124th book in The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

A new family has come to town—and Stacey's their new sitter! The Brooke kids are both cute and friendly. And their father—well, Stacey thinks their father would be a perfect match for her mom.

Stacey's mom isn't too sure. Plus, the Brooke kids hate Stacey for setting up their father! Stacey's got more than a parent trap on her hands. She has a matchmaking mess!

Main Plot[]

The BSC gets a new client—a single father with two children, Joni and Ewan Brooke. Stacey's mother gets involved with the father, John, and they start dating, and the children hate that.

Subplot[]

Mallory is still being teased in school after breaking a chalk in English class, so she and her parents are thinking about enrolling her in a different school. Since Stoneybrook Day School is expensive, a boarding school in Massachusetts is a strong possibility for Mallory.

Characters[]

Stacey's Family

BSC Members

Kids

Teenagers

Adults

Locations[]

Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Hanson
  • Teletubbies
  • Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
  • Pride and Prejudice, Bridge to Terabithia, Jacob Have I Loved, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, The Wrong-Way Rabbit (books)
  • Cinderella
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Monopoly
  • Genghis Khan
  • The Indian in the Cupboard (movie)

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]

Continuity

  • Mallory also mentions taking riding lessons again, referencing to Mallory and the Dream Horse.
  • Kristy recalls hating Watson when he and her mother were dating, referencing back to Kristy's Great Idea.
  • Stacey remembers the feelings she had during her parents’ divorce, which happened in Welcome Back, Stacey!.
  • There is a reference that Mallory was given a class of 8th graders and she got teased from Kristy in Charge.
  • It’s mentioned that Kristy’s biological father once showed up years after abandoning his family. This was mentioned in Kristy's Book, and it happened sometime after Welcome Back, Stacey! since Stacey’s parents were divorced.

Inconsistencies

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

In Stacey McGill … Matchmaker? Stacey’s personal life conflicts with her baby-sitting and puts her in a difficult position. Stacey feels caught between her troubled charges and their father, and has to decide if she can talk to Mr. Brooke without betraying the kids. Complicating matters further is the issue of Stacey’s mother, who has been dating Mr. Brooke.

Baby-sitting is full of surprises. You never know what kind of situation will arise. It’s important to be on your toes. Just remember that when you’re responsible for younger children, safety always comes first. Stacey knows that her mom’s feelings and her mom’s relationship with Mr. Brooke are important, but when Joni storms off, Stacey realizes that Joni’s safety comes first, no matter what. When you’re baby-sitting, be prepared to think on your feet — and be creative!

Trivia[]

  • Mal mentions a boarding school in Massachusetts, foreshadowing her leaving in The All-New Mallory Pike.
  • This is the only mention of Maureen McGill ever dating until Stacey's Problem.
  • Stacey and her mom started a book club between the two of them and their first book is Pride & Prejudice.
    • The BSC also starts reading Jacob I Have Loved Together as well.
  • Most of Stacey's family lives too far away to visit.
  • Maureen is not wrong when she says it's harder to make friends when you're an adult.
  • Mrs. Pike suggested that Mr. Brooke use the BSC.
  • Mallory has developed a negative attitude toward school.
  • Mary Anne went home and cried after one of the classes Mallory tried to teach.
  • Dawn starts a movie club with her friends in California.
  • Kristy and Mallory thought Mr. Brooke was cute.
  • Mr. McGill has a business meeting in Boston and briefly stays in Stoneybrook.
  • Stacey likes the idea of having a stepparent.
  • In chapter 7 Mary Anne mentioned that Richard dated when she was younger.
  • Abby wishes her mother would date.
  • Maureen and John break up because she didn't agree with some of his views of his mystery books.
  • Something always breaks when the McGills hosts Thanksgiving, according to Stacey.
  • Stacey hoped that her parents would get back together. This hope disappeared when she met Samantha Young.

Gallery[]

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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