I liked that Karen wasn't the best in her class at something. It had decent continuity from the one (maybe Karen's Big Joke?) where she thought the kids in her gymnastics class were unfriendly because they didn't want to talk during class, and then she realized that they were friendly if she was talking about gymnastics, but they wanted to be able to hear the teacher talking.
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Post by wanderingfrog on Jan 11, 2009 23:06:22 GMT -5
I might have mentioned this in another thread somewhere, but I think it's kind of weird that Karen isn't good at gymnastics but in Karen's Figure Eight she turns to have this amazing natural talent for figure skating. You'd think the two things would be a little bit more related.
Or maybe I've just read Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters too many times.
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I was never good at gymnastics growing up either, so I could definitely relate to that. My favorite part of this book was Karen, Hannie and Nancy buying the doll sisters. I wanted to go out and buy my own doll sisters after reading this book. I loved their names, Kerry, Merry and Terry.
Yeah, I agree with you wenonah. I liked the first set of names they came up with. Karen was so persistent about being on the team!! Cartwheels were not my specialty, but I still loved reading this book a hundred times. It never gets old.