the best friends you’ll never have

A great tragedy befell me and my computer totally crashed. My hard drive ate itself and did not even understand that it was supposed to be a computer. It is fixed now, and everything was backed up, but it is still a pain in the ass.

I spent a little bit of time at my mother’s house recently, and I read Karen’s Cartwheel and Karen’s Easter Parade. I have really been enjoying Little Sister as of late and am slowly working my way through a box of LS books I won off of ebay. By the way, this box contained plenty of doubles, so around Thanksgiving or Christmas I’ll putting some up for trade/sale.

In Karen’s Cartwheel Karen is struggling with learning how to do a cartwheel. This I can relate to, as I have yet to turn a cartwheel. Karen, however, has a loftier goal than playground acrobatic supremacy–she wants to be on the invitational gymnastics team. Lo and behold, Karen is not a very good gymnast, and it takes a little talk with Morbidda Destiny to realize that just because she’s Karen Brewer doesn’t mean she has to be good at anything. This is really heartwarming and if you are PMSing you might cry a little. Plus Karen, Hannie, and Nancy are again earning money, because $14.95 is too much for Watson the Millionaire to cough up for a doll.

Karen’s Easter Parade is the only LS book I have read where it is someone else fucking up and not Karen. This book reminds me a lot of The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier when Dawn and Mary Anne’s chemistry is off, only instead of best friends/stepsisters Karen and Diana are best cousins. While Dawn moved to the high school, Diana has turned eight and is now distant from Karen and is acting “older.” Acting older means trying to steal something from a knick-knack store in front of KRISTY THOMAS. Karen really straightens out this insolent cousin of hers and Sam Thomas wears a bunny suit.

This copy also had a charming cardpocket and handmade library book card in the back. I also did this to some of my books as a kid, because I liked to pretend I ran a library, even though I was its only patron.

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chicken_queen said, October 17th, 2007 at 5:04 pm

I .. do not think I’ve read Karen’s Easter Parade yet. Why didn’t I read it when I got it?!

greer said, October 17th, 2007 at 5:50 pm

because the cover and title make it look really really boring.

wanderingfrog said, October 17th, 2007 at 10:43 pm

I would be all pouty that you didn’t read the book I sent you, Ashley, except… I haven’t read it yet, either! I’ve only read about half of the LS series, and I own almost all of them.

Sorry to hear about your computer, greer. I’m glad it’s better now.

greer said, October 17th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

thanks. i had them add some more memory though so now my computer is 3x faster, which is always a good thing.

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