Post by booboobrewer on Jul 22, 2007 23:41:05 GMT -5
I read both Karen's Brothers and Karen's Pizza Party recently for the first time. Pizza Party was good, but I loved Karen's Brothers. So entertaining. I think my favorite part was when Pamela and her friends started that "We Love Boys" club and were bringing Ricky and his friends baked goods and everything. (P.S. Ricky and Bobby Gianelli were mentioned so much that it so reminded me of the movie Talladega Nights..."The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.")
It was pretty crazy how in the end Ricky told Pamela "gently" that Karen was his wife and she and him could only be friends. If I had read this when I was young I would have so gloated for Karen, but reading it now had some sympathy for Pamela. She's kinda like the LS Cokie Mason and you just have to feel a little sorry for her.
Oh, and I loved when Karen invited Boo-Boo and Goldfishie to her brothers etc. party because they were boys. Heh. And how Boo-Boo had to be let out into the hall early for being a disturbance
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels
Post by secondhandshoes on Jul 23, 2007 0:30:26 GMT -5
Hahahaahaha, good catch on "The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" thing! Amazing coinky dink!
And I've always felt sort of bad for Pamela. I always end up feeling sympathy for the "evil" characters. Pamela and Cokie really are essentially the same character--both hate the main character and their friends, both have their own group of evilness that follows them around--perfect counterparts.
"Being a writer takes a lot of self discipline. You've got to make yourself work. No one can do it for you"--Mallory on Strike
^ Agree about Pamela but never thougth of this ;D I have this book but haven't read it for a while and can't really remember it. Is this the one where Karen gets mad at her brothers and all the boys in her class or just at David Michael? I think I'm confusing it with Karen's Big Fight.
^ I made a mistake - always thought Rocky was the girl and Midgie was the boy but I guess I have it backwards. Just read and loved this one. I really liked it how Karen had a nice time with her dad and then had the "Brother's Day" - sometimes she does the sweetest things (even if it doesn't always start out that way ;D). It was so funny how Watson was holding Boo Boo and trying to make him stay. ;D This book made me laugh because the "We Love Boys Club" buttons reminded me of something me and some friends did as a joke once. There was a group of girls who were all in love with one of our guy friends so we made these paper plates that said "We Love (his name) Club" and pinned them on our shirts to make fun of the way they were carrying on over him. Kind of mean probably but they didn't get it and he got a good laugh (after he finished dying of embarrassment ;D)
I felt just awful for the boys in this one, especially Andrew, who wouldn't have understood. That's when I would sit Karen down and talk some sense into her. But, her Brothers day was quite nice. Loved the We Hate Boys Club, hilarious! Even more ridiculous, the We Love Boys Club! Haha.