By the way, has anyone ever heard of getting a tooth made into a necklace, like Karen got at her appointment? When I first read this book as a kid, I thought it would be so cool to have a tooth necklace.
I'd never heard of that! My mom kept our baby teeth in a little box ;D
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels
Watson really should have just told Lisa himself about Karen's tooth. I get that he may have thought if Karen told him she would confess to her mom, too but when you are 7 and afraid of a doctor that is a hard thing to do. I also was angry with Lisa for punishing Karen for hiding from her dental appointment. I know this bothers me just thinking how I would have been treated at such a choice. Neither Lisa nor Watson seemed to care that their daughter truly was frightened. Surely, Karen could have met Dr. Celenza (or yes consulted with Claudia) before her appointment. I wished we had gotten to read Karen's letter and what Dr. C thought of it. I won't get started on my feelings on the shot. I will just say I'm glad Karen's main fear seemed to just be the unknown as opposed to specifics! I was sorry to read about all of you that had dental and or medical trouble. I have had my own negative experiences with both doctors and TMJ specialists. I do wish medical professionals were more kid and even adult friendly in a genuine way, like my dentist now. I don't think I'll ever be a doctor fan but hey my teeth are in good shape.
Post by wanderingfrog on Sept 4, 2013 18:03:11 GMT -5
Re: the tooth necklace, once when my dentist pulled a couple of my baby teeth he gave me a necklace with a plastic tooth on a string. The tooth opened up (it had a hinged lid on top) and there was enough room inside to keep a couple of real teeth. I still have it at my parents' house! I think the Tooth Fairy gave me money for those two baby teeth even though she didn't take them.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Readthrough Progress: #126 The All-New Mallory Pike (January 1999)
I liked the psychic aspects of this book reading all the daily horoscopes since it can be very entraining to read and all the predictions that Karen made when she told people their futures. I think I liked the psychic subplot more than the toothache storyline.
I totally agree with you! I definitely go with the psychic subplot here too. This was very interesting for me and I learned a lot about her personality.