First of all the scene when Kate is collecting the eggs from the coop and one cracks, and the description of its smell and how it makes her vomit is revolting. It makes eggs so unappealing and helps me understand why Papa is sickened by the thought of them. I think it will be a few days before I have them for breakfast.
I think at the end of chapter 4 when Kate is thinking about making movies to keep everything the same and Alyssa "would always be my best friend" is foreshadowing what is yet to come. I don't like when friendships don't work out, but I am interested to see how they work it out. (Yes, I am assuming they will)
I wonder if Kate's movie is ever completed and if Alyssa helps or if she does it on her own.
The book has definitely captured my interest, even the yucky Zombies and fake blood, which I am not a big fan.
this book s sure to grab any readers attention. Here's what i thought was best about the first 30 pages of this book. Most chapter books have long expositions. this book has a short exposition, but, t still gives you all the information. this book is a ls also very funny. i loved when kate fell in the chicken poop. humor plays a HUGE roll when it comes to hooking the reader. i laugh out loud when i read it. this is a great book and i wish i could only read a certain number of pages!
Kate, Alyssa and Lydia seem to be getting involved in the inevitable changes of adolescence that all children go through and unfortunately some are left out and feelings are hurt.
The humor and talk of poop is definitely kid engaging , but it grosses me out and reminds me of how our dog, Reggie use to roll in poop, GROSS!
I agree with you Ms.K. I think Alyssa is definitely going through adolescence. Her mood is being controlled by Lydia. Lydia's presence is making a Alyssa one of her so called, "wannabes". I wonder how much more of that Kate will put up with. Aside from that, The book still uses lots of good humor to hook the reader. I am hooked and I wouldn't put down this book if i had to!
Well, Alyssa just blew any chance of her and Kate making up anytime soon. There was so many events that led up to the last straw. i think Kate reacted like any pre-teen would. I think she overreacted a little bit because she was jealous.All of this drama has made the book so intense and the readers are saying, " what is going to happen next?", I can't wait to read more!
I feel bad for Kate. No one likes to be slighted or left out by their "best friend". That's why I think it is important to have many friends, so you are never left out. People grow and change, so it's not surprising for these things to happen. I wonder if they will work through this obstacle and become friends again.
I wish Kate wasn't so embarrassed by her mother, but I guess most kids are at some point. I hope my kids are never embarrassed by me. :)
Uh, poor Kate. What is she doing? You should NEVER act on emotion. Her plan to set up Alyssa has worked perfectly (she is smart and creative), but I think she will definitely regret her actions. Hopefully, she will learn the rule; think before you speak and think before you act.
I am glad she is going to the movies with Doris and Margaret and hope with all my heart she become friends with these two. Using them would be really mean.
Growing up can be so hard! I know they will work it out. I just hope it's the best for everyone.
I really get grossed out by the poop and bugger scenes, but I know how kids will gravitate towards these, so I just cringe and read and on. I love the reality of the story. The struggle with Kate, her "old friend" and "new friends". I hope she learns the true meaning of friendship and sticks by those who stick by her.
I am so glad she finished the movie. The ending sounds great. wish it was an actual real movie, I would watch it. :)