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message 1: by Elisa (new)

Elisa Ooh, getting ready for the new movie starring Rob Pattinson? ;)

message 2: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I can neither confirm nor deny whether or not I'm getting ready to see Rob Pattinson. :p

message 3: by AH (new)

AH Are you writing a review for this one? Did you see the Rob Pattinson photos from the filming?

message 4: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Nope, I haven't seen any pics of the filming for this movie, but I have done a review for you!

message 5: by Penny (last edited Oct 11, 2010 02:58PM) (new)

Penny When I was ten or eleven I begged my mother to take me to the circus, because I always wanted to go, wanted to know what I was missing out on. So my parents took me to the circus. And you know what? I never wanted to go back. Even at that age I knew there was something wrong with the whole scene.

I just knew they were probably treating the animals wrong, or something. Like in Dumbo--btw, to this day I cannot hear the song "Pink Elephants" without it freaking me the crap out. That whole drunken elephant sequence is really messed up, you know that? Scarred me for life at the wee age of five. True story.

I'd been playing with the idea of picking this book up for a while, because it's the sort of book everyone reads, ya know? I don't want to be the only one who passes up on a story about elephants and circus freaks, or whatever. But about a month ago my husband asked if I would like to watch The Elephant Man with him. So I did. THAT movie put me off the idea of circus' (or is it circuses? Circus's? Now that can't be right. Circi? Whatever) for the rest of my life. I mean, talk about a major downer, amirite?

Where was I? Oh, yes, love the review. I thought there would be at least one instance in which the MC carries a bucket of water for the elephants. I'm too literal, I suppose. :S Oh well. Unfortunately, ever since the Elephant Man experience I doubt I'll ever pick this book up. Thanks for taking the time to read it so I don't have to.

message 6: by AH (new)

AH Great review, Kat! I've been meaning to read this one for a while, you know, to take a break from vamps and weres and such.

message 7: by Laura (last edited Oct 11, 2010 05:27PM) (new)

Laura I just have to ask... Why did you need ten stitches in your left foot? Did the clown fight back? I have a really peculiar image in my mind of a 10 year old girl brawling with a clown :oP

message 8: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I didn't need 10 stitches in my foot - only 3.

This is what happened. The clown at the party was being extra annoying by using her horn to honk in everyone's ears. So nobody was very sorry when I blindsided her, snatched the horn and took off. She ran after me and caught me but not before I'd started dismantling the horn, dropping bits as I went. We wrestled for a bit and both of us came away victorious. She got the remainder of her horn back, and I walked away the honker part telling her I'd give it back when she learned to be responsible.

Any way, at some point the cylindrical part must have fallen on my foot and been BLOODY sharp. I didn't notice or feel it until maybe five minutes later when I looked down and realized I was bleeding. Everywhere.

I went and found the party mom and asked for a bandaid. She promptly passed out and someone got me an icepack instead (WHY?!) They called my dad and I really couldn't see the fuss. I was only gushing out blood! So three stitches later I was alright.

To this day I have a crescent shaped scar on my foot.

End of story.

message 9: by Laura (new)

Laura LoL. That's quite a story :o). Thanks for sharing. I'm glad to hear it was only 3 stitches. Clowns everywhere probably know not to mess with you!

message 10: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Yeah. I know it's hard to believe considering the crazyness but I was like the class hero for that! That clown was so bloody annoying!

message 11: by Joyzi (new)

Joyzi Great review, just finish reading it yesterday and I love the book too, can't wait for the movie *squeals*!

message 12: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Kat I literally laughed out loud when I read about your scuffle with the birthday clown! Priceless!!! :D

message 13: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy I've never lived it down, Danielle!

message 14: by Katie(babs) (new)

Katie(babs) What do you think of R-Patz and Witherspoon in the movie? Think they'll play the parts well?

message 15: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Absolutely no idea. They're not the actors I would have picked for those roles.

message 16: by Katie(babs) (new)

Katie(babs) Kat wrote: "Absolutely no idea. They're not the actors I would have picked for those roles."

I don't think the movie will do that well, but I guess we'll see. Also the author wrote Water for National November Writing Month a few years ago. Good for her she got published :)

message 17: by AH (new)

AH She wrote another book Ape House. Have you read it?

message 18: by Sandy (new)

Sandy It's never too late to do some re-parenting and take your inner child to the circus!

message 19: by scott (new)

scott love your story involving the "clown attack". i can see a book being written with this premise in mind!

message 20: by Emily (new)

Emily I was less impressed with this book than you were. I didnt understand all the hype this book got. its really not great

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