Claudia and the Sad Good-bye
|The Baby-Sitter's Club, # 26|
Claudia thought she'd never have to say good-bye.
July 1989, Scholastic
Claudia and the Sad Good-bye is the 26th book in the original The Baby-Sitter's Club series.
After Mimi faints during dinner, she is taken to the hospital where doctors believe that her condition is blood-related. After some pints of fresh blood, Mimi starts feeling better and is allowed to go home.
On a Saturday morning, Claudia is teaching an art class for some of the BSC's charges, Mimi faints again and is taken back to the hospital. After Mimi gets new blood again, she improves well enough to come back home again, but the next morning, Mr. & Mrs. Kishi tell Claudia & Janine that Mimi passed away during the night.
Three days after the funeral, Claudia doesn't feel like herself and after she sees Janine in Mimi's room going through her things, Claudia loses it and slowly begins to heal. In the end, Claudia makes a tribute collage to hang in Mimi's bedroom.
During Claudia's art class, Claudia becomes close to a girl named Corrie Addison. Claudia learns that Corrie's parents tend to shuffle her and her brother, Sean to various classes and activities so they can have time to themselves.