Karen's chapters didn't feel like Karen in this one. I have a hard time believing she didn't care that she wasn't in the same cabin as Hannie and Nancy. Nancy's always such a downer. Her chapters are boring.
Karen seemed very OOC to me in this book. Her "I'm bored and tough" act wasn't really like her. Same with being jumpy and scared at the campout near the end of the book. Karen is usually the brave one; that wasn't like her at all. I agree about Nancy being a downer. Her chapters were boring and she was being so clingy to Hannie that I actually liked it when Hannie told her off. I mean I sympathized with Nancy but even I thought she was overdoing it when she began clinging to Hannie's shirt. I definitely liked Hannie's chapters the best. I liked that she enjoyed camp so much and I liked reading about her new experiences and her new friends .
Post by booboobrewer on Jun 23, 2008 19:35:08 GMT -5
I haven't read this one in a really long time. I liked Hannie's chapters, but I sympathized with Nancy a lot. Hannie and Karen are always up for new experiences, but Nancy seems like more of a homebody. They couldn't understand her level of homesickness and went on ahead without her. I like that she made friends with one of the campers, Christine, and they had similar personalities and enjoyed hanging out together.
I liked the chapter where they go to that fair and then Nancy and Hannie make up.
I liked Linny's chapter or chapters too. I like the Papadakises a lot.
Didn't David Michael have a "little brother" to look after, and thought he was really nerdy because his nose was always running? That always amused me ;D
I liked the description of what Karen had for breakfast before she left for camp. I can't really remember what it was, Krispy Krunchie cereal and some other stuff.
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels
Post by virgoscorpio on Apr 14, 2011 14:12:15 GMT -5
I didn't really like this one that much. I think it was because of the Super Special format. I don't think the Little Sister books can handle it because the chapters are so short as it is. Nothing really seemed to happen in this book. Everything seemed REALLY choppy. For example, in the last chapter, I was a bit annoyed how the CIT tells Karen that maybe she was acting bored because she was really afraid. Okay. But they spend NO time elaborating on that, and then in the next few sentences, Karen is already home at the little house. Very rushed.
"It is important to be on time for any job, even if you are working for a witch." ~ Karen Brewer
I like Hannie's story the best. It was fun to read her story. When I read Karen's story. It was like, it wasn't Karen at all. Nancy story was on the boring side. Was cool to hear Michael & Linny side of the story. So, we can know what's going on over at the boys camp. I enjoy reading this book.
Stupid puzzles that ruin the book if you do them, and are a waste of space if you don't! I never liked writing in books and didn't like regular books with puzzles printed in them.
Nancy was really annoying in this book. I know we've mentioned elsewhere on the board that her parents never seemed to hire baby-sitters. Maybe if they'd left her with Kristy & co. every time they needed to go to the grocery store, she wouldn't have been so homesick in every Little Sister book where they go away from home.
"If you wore them, they would be goofy pom-pom socks. When I wear them, they will be stylish and fashionable pom-pom socks." -Pamela Harding
Kylie, ITA with everything you posted above. I had difficulty believing that Karen was so not into having a good time at camp, the entire time she was there! I can understand at first wanting to maybe prove to herself that she was fine without Kristy. Maybe some of the activities were familiar but usually Karen as she often tells us can find fun in most anything and that is something positive about her. Not that she (or anyone) sometimes has a day when they prefer to be more on their own or are going through something to where what is normally enjoyable isn't, I sure have been there myself. I might have also enjoyed more had Claudia or Mal been Karen or Hannie and Nancy's CIT.