^ I never thought of that I have read this book many times and never cared for Kathy and Nicole's threats that I believe were spoken more than once. I wish Karen and Addie had told someone! I understand that they were intimidated by the bigger girls but the message to readers would have been better if one of them had shared with an adult. I did enjoy how Karen and Addie, different pairing and one that I enjoyed much more than in Karen's New Friend, did work together in this one. I just think whoever wrote this story could have, if even at the end had Lisa or Addie's mom or even Ms. Colman tell the girl's that they should have come to them right away.
I thought it was cool that this book was true to the message of Karen's New Friend, bringing back Addie as a good friend and having her wheelchair acknowledged but not focused on or made a big deal out of.
Post by LadyDruscilla on May 14, 2020 9:20:48 GMT -5
I enjoyed this book..except for a couple of things. If Karen were really afraid of how ppl would react to her reporting them, all she had to do is tell a teacher about the threats. Also, saying she and Addie had something very important to do on duty (which was technically true) would have been better than asking Nancy to lie for her..although I didn't expect Addie's explanation to backfire the way it did. Nicole and Kathy were the worst, though. I loved the part at the end where Karen is congratulated for her performance on those tests.