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Karen's Roller Skates

(Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphic Novels #2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  2,157 ratings  ·  99 reviews
It's going to be a great weekend! Karen has new roller skates and is a very good skater. She's looking forward to trying some new tricks. But, oh no! Karen falls down and has to go to the hospital. Her wrist is broken!

Karen is determined to get everyone she knows -- plus someone famous -- to sign her cast. It isn't going to be easy, but she won't give up until the job is d
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published July 7th 2020 by Graphix
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Hadley Hatch
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book because it resembles to me and my arm.And you will see why.
Kris - My Novelesque Life

The second graphic novel in the series wasn't as entertaining as Karen's Witch but still kept to Martin's spirit of Karen Brewer. I see there are two more graphic novels in the series and I am looking forward to reading more Karen adventures.
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm sure, back when Karen's Witch came out, that I looked to see what the release date for book two was. But in that time, I clearly forgot, because when I saw a trailer posted on the Baby-sitters Club Facebook page for this book being out today, I was surprised and glad that we were going out to do some shopping today!

I. LOVED. THIS. I know a lot of BSC fans hate Karen, but she is actually a precious GEM. After she got her cast on and was pouting on the couch because nobody would do things
Aug 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
Karen is a very good skater. She has a new pair of roller skates and she can't wait to use them! She falls down and breaks her wrist. No more roller skating for Karen. In the hospital, she meets a classmate, who is also in a cast. Karen wants to get as more signatures than him so she can show off at school. She is determined to get the signature of a famous person. Unfortunately for me, I didn't love the book because I didn't like Karen's character. I thought she acted like a spoiled brat! Every ...more
Rod Brown
Aug 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I wasn't a fan of the first graphic novel because Karen was just sooooo bratty, but she's a much more reasonable child this time around, and I found myself enjoying this little tale about broken bones and truthfulness. A good book for introducing little kids to what goes on at a hospital when you've had an accident. ...more
Jan 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little old for the original Little Sister books, but my 40-ish year old self is thoroughly enjoying the cute graphic novel versions. Sure, Karen is kind of bratty, but these books are meant for kids who either know or are a person like Karen. So, she exaggerates and wants to be the center of attention - it's a fun story with adorable art, and the age group it is meant for will eat it up. ...more
M.  [storme reads a lot]
I love how these are being made into graphic novels to be enjoyed by another generation. The illustrations and story are awesome. I loved these books when I was a kid, and I’m sure many other kiddos will enjoy them as well! I just have a lot of fun reading these, and hope they will keep being made. I want Goosebumps next!!
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. not as good as the original babysitters club books. but it was still fun to read I would recommend.
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I will say, I thought Karen was the worst in her original books, but there is something about how Katy Farina has written and illustrated the character that just pops off the page! This version of Karen is easily favourite, and she is exactly the kind of well-rounded middle grader you want to see kids reading!
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Man so i really think this graphic novel series is great for younger kids who are interested in reading Smile etc. but aren't quite there yet, but Karen is so obnoxious. I really liked these books as a kid, and now i'm not sure why i didn't find her annoying then. ...more
Elene Papazoglou
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: popsugar-2020
✔️ a book by an author who has written more than 20 books
Jennifer Brown
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another nice visit to my childhood 🙂🙂
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Nov 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Karen is still a little bit annoying with her exaggerations and single mindedness but it’s also pretty realistic of a bossy little kid. 🤣
This was a cute enough story. My students will like it.
Dec 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4 stars

i've been reading these graphic novels since like fourth grade so i felt obligated (i liked the original ones better though lol)
Christine Salek
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Feb 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ah, Karen is quite the character. This time her continuous embellishing of the story of how she broke her wrist causes her friends to lose trust in her. A tough lesson to learn!
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book because it reminds me to be brave and honest.
Aug 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
An adorable little read. I’m really enjoying this spinoff of the Baby-Sitter’s Club graphic novel series. Can’t wait to read the next one!
Aug 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
adorable! in love with the illustrations
Oct 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much what I expect from this series, good art, okay story, but nothing amazing.

Themes: Injury (broken bone), importance of being safe/wearing safety gear (protagonist doesn’t wear her wrist guards and breaks her wrist), importance of being honest (protagonists story gets complicated and she fears the truth, but turns out no one really cares), there is some competition between protagonist and another kid to get more signatures on their cast and the protagonist gets a bit zealous (not sure
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
So this is a fun read and very appropriate for a younger audience. A girl Karen's age would enjoy it a lot, and older kids (and parents) would too. The art is nicely drawn, and it carries the characters through the story without too much text for a younger reader. At the same time, it's not purely visual.

I have to say that I don't really like Karen. And this book doesn't do anything to make her more endearing. She's a brat. She lies and acts like a brat in order to be what she considers the best
Oct 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Seven-year-old girls
Recommended to Z by: Found it in Target
I'm definitely liking these graphic novels way better than the Baby Sitters Little Sister books. So far, Karen did repeat the backstory about the cats and Tickly and the two houses, but it didn't take up a whole chapter, and maybe book 3 will completely do away with that part. The target audience probably already understands divorce more than it did in the 80s. I like that the cast is a lot more diverse than the cover art on the old books led us to believe, too. Kind of skeptical about the first ...more
Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Children's realistic fiction graphic novel. I remember tearing through the Babysitter's Little Sister books when I was a kid so I was curious to read the graphic novel version. The story is pretty simple, Karen is a daredevil and breaks her wrist trying to do a roller-skating trick. While I didn't love Karen's approach to the accident (feeling like everyone should do everything for her, getting competitive with a class member over who had the most/best cast signatures, and embellishing the story ...more
Sep 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hope Burmeister
Jan 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
As per my last review of the first in the series, this was another great read. I'll always love graphic novels. Period. Fight me. I did think the accident was inevitable and did see it coming. In some ways, the storyline was predictable but relatable. I never injured myself badly as a kid but I definitely remember thinking how cool those kids were with the casts and all the signatures. My brother had a cast once and I think I signed it. As much as Karen brags about it all, I'm really glad I neve ...more
Maria Rowe
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thought Karen was obnoxious in the original books, and she still is in these graphic adaptations. For some reason, I keep reading them. The illustrations are wonderful! The ending felt really abrupt - I thought maybe Karen would learn a lesson about how finding a famous person to sign her cast so she’d outdo the kid in her class (also with a new cast) was silly. But nope. No lesson about that learned. I guess she did learn two lessons: lying is bad, and sometimes you find what you want when yo ...more
Karen breaks her arm while roller skating and is whisked away into the excitement of getting a cast and x-rays. When she sees another student from her school with a cast, she tries to get more exciting signatures than him so that she can have a lot of attention at school. Karen thinks just like real kids I know, and there are some good implied messages in here: wearing safety equipment, not competing, and not telling lies. This is a fun rendition of Ann Martin's story from the '80s. Kids will lo ...more
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seven year old Karen, injured roller skating, winds up competing with a classmate over who can acquire the most impressive collection of signatures on their cast.

The story is fairly slight but the illustrations are cute and I appreciated that Karen fibs, she loses her temper, her priorities are a bit off, etc., in other words, she isn’t perfect.
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Why do people think she is bratty?
well maybe she is but
I thought it was really fun
and I always read it just to relax
it Is such a quick read
I am so happy that Karens worst day is coming out! (in December (pout))
the pictures are adorable and my fav is Shannon :D she is so cute
definitely get it

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