Post by Karen Brewer on Feb 7, 2008 19:51:19 GMT -5
After this book, Watson/Elizabeth and Lisa/Seth didn't seem to uncomfortable around each other. It was nice that they all ate Thanksgiving dinner together in Karen's Movie Star, but I think this is something that is pretty rare in divorces.
The bracelet did not seem expensive to me, but what do I know about good jewelry? We called the article "Charlie's Five Dollar Bracelet".--Karen's Newspaper
Post by sillybillygoogoo on Aug 26, 2008 13:36:44 GMT -5
I thought Karen was incredibly obnoxious and spoiled in this book. I couldn't believe Karen had the nerve to whine about not having her two families (who both see her, love her, care for her and spoil her rotten) together, to the Thomas children, especially Kristy, who I recall was really insulted by this, because Karen must have known how Mr. Thomas left the kids the way he did. If she didn't know the whole story, she must have heard stuff about it, or realized the kids never saw or heard from their dad. I felt bad for the Thomas kids in this book. It must have hurt them to see Karen with two happy families, while their dad didn't care about them at all. I think that is where some of the Karen hostility is from in this family.
"Love makes you feel weird.
At least, I think it was love that was making me feel weird. It could have been all the candy I ate at breakfast."-Karen
I thought it was unreasonable of Karen to want them all together, I have divorced parents too who have different partners now, and they would NOT all want to be in the same room, although my mom and dad would be okay. However, I don't think the adults handled it well. They took the party invitations too seriously instead of settling down to talk to her about why she did it, most people would just think she's pretending or looking for attention if they didn't give it much thought.
I loved reading the descriptions of the party best, especially the one at the little house, and I love the cover.
Karen's birthday was one of my favorites. The cake and ice cream always made me hungry! I felt bad for Karen when her parents left her at school by accident. I also felt for her and Andrew because I know how it feels to have divorced parents. I often wished my parents would get remarried.
Post by booboobrewer on Apr 7, 2009 0:42:22 GMT -5
I'd have to agree on feeling it was unreasonable of Karen to expect her two families to come together without protest. I think I thought that even when I was her age. I sort of felt bad for Lisa when she said she was sorry she couldn't afford the type of party for Karen that Watson could provide.
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels