Post by sotypical42483 on Sept 9, 2007 19:21:10 GMT -5
So I bought my first LS book today. Well, not first ever, I used to have tons, but I sold them all on a garage sale when i was 10. I've bought a few for my niece in the past couple of years, but not myself. Was at the Half Price book store today and only found 2 BSC books I needed (MA breaks the rules and Super mystery #2) but they had tons of LS books! I didn't know what to get, a lot of them I have never read, so i just got Karen's Tea Party because it was my favorite growing up.
Well I think I liked it more when I was a kid, but it's still pretty cute. the picture of karen doing her hair in her underwear is so funny and super cute. I LOVED the idea of a charm school when I was a kid but reading it now... Stoneybrook seriously has a charm school? And all those kids seriously go to it? Yeah right. All of her cooking disasters were funny, but her shaking the rice when she messed it up? Geesh, calm down girlfriend.
The actual tea party was so cute (until the boys crashed, I really didn't enjoy them showing up at all and I don't know why Kristy "couldn't" kick them out) and I liked how Melody was there
Post by morbiddadestiny on Sept 9, 2007 20:41:44 GMT -5
i loved the descriptions of the clothes in this one, not to mention all the food served at the tea party. it made me so hungry. and karen made me frustrated with all of her cooking mishaps. especially when she decided to "squirt in a special ingredient", thus ruining whatever it was she was almost about to make correctly.
^ I think it's the unrealistic aspect of it that is so appealing ;D I haven't read this one for a while and now want to. It's not one of my favorites but there are parts that are really cute. The dancing reminds me of how me and this little boy danced together for the whole night (like ballroom dancing of our own creation ;D) at my grandparents' anniversary party when I was Karen's age. I just watched the home movie the other day and kept thinking about this book ;D
Post by sotypical42483 on Sept 10, 2007 20:29:36 GMT -5
haha that is so cute, aln I think the unrealistic aspects were what I liked as a kid (cause I could pretend that just cause it didn't happen to ME, it could happen to someone else!) but now I have a niece who is the same age as those kids and there is NO WAY her and her friends would either a) be interested in a tea party or b) have the patience to sit there and go through with it. And what parent wants to randomly host a tea party for their kid? I mean sure if it's their b-day or something but having a load of kids over just on a random saturday? no thank you!
I LOVED this book when I was a kid! Definitely loved the idea of getting dressed up with all my little girlfriends and having a fancy tea party. And yeah, lol at Stoneybrook having a "charm school." I've never heard of a charm school in real life, do they actually exist and people send their 7 year olds to them?!
Karen messing up the rice was funny and I remember thinking about that incident the first time I ever made rice. Mine turned out ok though. hehe.
Post by booboobrewer on Sept 12, 2007 14:21:24 GMT -5
The actual tea party was so cute (until the boys crashed, I really didn't enjoy them showing up at all and I don't know why Kristy "couldn't" kick them out
I know! David Michael was like "It's our house too, we can stay" but they could have stayed in OTHER parts of the house; it didn't entitle them to automatically invite themselves to a party they weren't invited to. I thought it was funny when Kristy's only attempt to make them leave was "Okay boys. You've crashed. Now it's time to go" (and a couple of them actually did turn to leave ;D)
"I love pink and gold. I also like to eat." -Julie, Claudia and the Missing Jewels
Post by sweetvalleygirl99 on Sept 13, 2007 20:48:52 GMT -5
I liked this book, even though the whole tea party thing was kind of unrealistic along with the charm school thing. I thought it was cute that they all got dressed up and had tea and of course the boys come to crash the party but then they like it at the end.