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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 done.

144 pages, Hardcover

First published July 7, 2020

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Katy Farina

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Profile Image for Fatma Al Zahraa Yehia.
437 reviews483 followers
February 14, 2023
Kids tend to exaggerate because they think the truth is not enough to impress others.

When she is asked to tell what happened to her broken arm, the seven-year-old "Karen" adds, edits, and doubles the risks that she supposedly faced during an accident she had while roller skating.

While reading that lovely graphic novel, you will get to know how courageous and daring that little girl is. By the end, Karen will know that people admire her without having to make up events that didn't really happen.

The message was finely and smartly delivered without preaching or lecturing, which makes it easy and enjoyable to read.
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19 reviews4 followers
July 12, 2020
I love this book because it resembles to me and my arm.And you will see why.
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531 reviews2 followers
August 21, 2020
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 time she told the story of how she fell, it became more and more outrageous!

That being said I think this is a fun read that I think a younger audience would enjoy very much. The art is very appealing and without too much text, I think it is a good introduction to graphic novels for a young child.
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1,384 reviews31 followers
July 8, 2020
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 for her? ME IRL. (Yes, I am a princess, idgaf.) I was howling because the art is just SO CUTE. So round and expressive, completely perfect for my beloved Karen books.

I also loved seeing Shannon! Was it our first time seeing her in the books? I just skimmed through my copy of Kristy's Big Day and didn't see her, so that was exciting. I love these books, everything about every BSC graphic novel is perfect!!!!
Profile Image for Rod Brown.
5,288 reviews173 followers
August 21, 2020
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.
1 review1 follower
August 31, 2020
Good book. not as good as the original babysitters club books. but it was still fun to read I would recommend.
Profile Image for Aina Hilmi.
Author 5 books91 followers
July 29, 2021
Pergelangan tangan Karen retak / patah sehingga perlu dianduh. Itulah akibat bermain kasut roda tanpa peralatan keselamatan yang lengkap. Namun dah kata budak-budak, dia sentiasa mengubah cerita untuk nampak hebat di mata orang lain. Entah kenapa. Mungkin bimbang diketawakan atau tidak mahu nampak lemah di hadapan kawan-kawan.

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2,935 reviews70 followers
January 15, 2021
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.
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2,095 reviews32 followers
March 1, 2021
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!
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1,660 reviews41 followers
October 30, 2021
Karen gets a pair of roller skates and decides to do a stunt; as a result she gets a broken wrist. But as she tells how it happens, the story gets more and more elaborate. Will Karen fess up? This was a cutely done, if not simple graphic novel that tells the tale of Babysitter's Little Sister number 2 in a satisfactory manner.
33 reviews
June 9, 2022
It’s a good book. Love when she fakes that she jumps over five coffee cans. And then with on other person six coffee cans. And then with another person ten coffee cans. And then they all find out she lyes because they were all together and she told another person that it was eight coffee cans. It was actually two coffee cans she jumped over and broke her wrist.
Profile Image for Liz.
469 reviews2 followers
September 19, 2020
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.
5 reviews
February 22, 2023
This was a great book. I learned so much more about Karen in these than I did in Baby-sitters club books. I never really thought that I would love Karen this much but she is such an amazing little girl. Sometimes she may do some dangerous things but she is still such an amazing little girl!
Profile Image for Ellon.
3,401 reviews
November 28, 2020
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.
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244 reviews
December 13, 2020
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)
Profile Image for Jesse.
2,492 reviews2 followers
February 3, 2021
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!
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Author 14 books217 followers
January 22, 2023
Fun book! The kids in my K-5 library are loving it too.
Profile Image for Tia.
921 reviews328 followers
January 29, 2023
Very cute graphic novel that I think will appeal to the under 10 crowd!
Karen can be a bit bratty but honestly I’ve met some kids who act just like her so I guess it is pretty realistic. Lol.
Profile Image for Avery.
2 reviews
July 20, 2020
I loved this book because it reminds me to be brave and honest.
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