Post by wenonah4th on Jan 28, 2014 19:22:20 GMT -5
Some time I'll have to ask my best friend why he was a year older than his classmates. He was one year ahead of me in school but two years older than I am- to the day. (How'd you like to share your birthday with your best friend?!) and it's in March.
Post by mallorypike on Jan 28, 2014 21:42:52 GMT -5
I felt bad for Karen in this book. I could actually relate to her since my parents were divorced. I never wanted my four parents be at the same birthday party, though. (I hardly saw my biological father and his wife though so it would pretty be awkward). A list of 212 items is a bit extreme, though. I didn't like how Lisa said,"I'm a raising a brat??" where Karen was in the same room, though. If I were in her shoes, I know I would have had my feelings hurt.
I liked the circus party Karen had! Plus, the talk she had with Nannie. That was pretty sweet. I love Nannie and Karen's relationship; even though they aren't related blood-wise, they seem very close. (They never really showed Kristy's relationship with Nannie in the regular series much, huh?).
~The Babysitters Club. I'm proud to say it was totally my idea, even though the four of us worked it out together~Kristy's Great Idea
But Karen never wanted them, she came up with about 10 gifts she wanted and thought would also be nice though she didn't really need it. She added books she liked in the library to fill up space and got the Sears catalogue for more ideas and got ahead of herself
It's sad what she had to do for attention and her parents should have picked up on their behaviour being a factor.
So, I reread this book, on my Birthday, yesterday.
The 212 lists. Didn't Waston really looked at the lists? What kid want 212 presents? Some stuff, she wrote down, she didn't know what it was. She just copied it from the catalog. You think, he took the time, and read the 212 Birthday lists.
Post by LadyDruscilla on May 19, 2020 8:11:22 GMT -5
This book holds a special place in my heart..was super mad at most of the adults back then and still am..I failed to see how wanting just one party (while doing both activities of her parents ) and having trouble dealing with the divorce is being a brat...especially since the divorce was supposed to be friendly and here Lisa and Watson are acting like they hate each other..goes to that saying "it's not what you SAY, it's what you DO" ..I mean, no one said Stacey was a brat for wanting her parents together in the same room in Stacey's Emergency when THEY were on bad terms with each other...(still think how she yelled at them was classic)..the mature thing to do would have been to find out what Karen was thinking in regards to both the party and the long list of gifts..and Watson still calling Karen greedy even after she changed her mind..shame on him..although him and Lisa getting married again was unrealistic since both of them are married to different ppl, divorced parents HAVE gotten back together before, so it's not exactly farfetched.
Other than that, I loved reading about the two parties. Will have to read Movie Star..I also noticed in Karen's Two Families Lisa and Watson taking Karen and Andrew to a coffee shop so it was like old times.