I agreed Karen was mean in this book. Waston, should explain to Karen more about the pin. Why he give Kristy the pin not her.
I love the baby shower surprise for Ms. Colman. That was nice of Ms. Coman's students.
When did Karen & Andrew start living once month? In this book, they stayed at their dad's house in January. Move back to their mom's house in February. Cause, I thought they live with their mom. Stayed over their dad's every other weekend.
Agreed that Karen seemed a little too spoiled and bad in this book, taking the pin easily (although I guess the idea that Kristy wouldn't wear it would make sense to her and a lot of other kids) and then not feeling too sorry for losing it. I could easily see Watson and Elizabeth thinking they're all one family, not real and step, and Karen seems to generally feel that way too so her insistence that she was the real daughter was particularly mean. It might have read differently if it was published early.
Post by booklover85 on Apr 21, 2017 23:36:37 GMT -5
I thought Karen was wildly out of character in that book. Up until that point, she loved and worshipped Kristy and loved having her as her big sister.
I can picture the pin incident happening when Karen is just entering her teens and Kristy has graduated from high school and Watson gave her the pin as a graduation present.
Subconciously,as Karen grew older, she became more resentful of the Thomas' family for taking her father's time. She tries to hide the resentment and jealousy, but when Watson gave Kristy that pin, she snapped...
Post by Sideshowjazz1 on Jan 18, 2019 5:00:44 GMT -5
I don't know if this was just me, but I didn't like Kristy or Karen in this book. Even though Kristy had a right to be mad at Karen, she showed her feelings in a very childish way. While in the original series she can do this, it's weird to see her doing it from Karen's perspective, since Kristy is almost grown-up in her eyes.
"We all go a little mad sometimes." - Norman Bates, "Psycho"
Post by LadyDruscilla on May 20, 2020 8:22:32 GMT -5
I need to reread this again as I only remember certain details but I have to say it is amazing how time can change a person's perspective..like when I read it in 6th grade I had originally thought Kristy was mean for not lending Karen the pin, though stealing it was not cool..thought the "you are only his step-daughter" bit was savage but still understandable.." but now as an adult, I speak as a person who absolutely can't stand when my stuff are touched without permission, especially if I said no..if a person did that and then lost it/messed it up, I would have held a grudge for a VERY long time. On the other hand, I still find it unfair that when Karen has legitimate reason for not sharing something, she gets in trouble, but when Kristy and her brothers don't share, they get off scott-free.
Agreed on wishing the pin was found right after Karen panics and she is like "never mind, whew, that was close"..then we wouldn't have a story, would we?