the fabulous button sisters

Topics: Friendship, Interpersonal relationship, Psychology Pages: 3 (850 words) Published: June 23, 2014
”The Fabulous Button Sisters” is a short story from 2006 written by Sarah Salway, it’s about a girl named Karen and her best friend Michelle. Michelle is living with her aunt, while her mother is in Hollywood trying to become a star, Michelle is waiting for her mother to become a star so she can come live with her and become one too. Michelle and Karen have a plan to go together, so they both can become stars. Karen and Michelle is going to a party and they have agreed to dress up like chocolate buttons, Karen as a brown one and Michelle as a white one, but when Karen goes to meet up with Michelle, Michelle isn’t dress up as they agreed because she has gotten a letter from her mom saying she can come live with her now and she is sending the tickets this week. To start with Michelle is sending postcards to Karen, but Karen don’t reply and the postcards stop coming. 2

Karen is a quite and ordinary teenage girl, she lives at home with her parents, but she wants more out of life than being an ordinary girl. When Michelle started at the school and she becomes Karen’s new “best friend” and Karen gets very fascinated by her she even says “I was in love”(p.8 ll.13). Karen is very drawn by Michelle and the way she is taking over the space in all situations, she owns every place she goes and she tells Karen to do the same. It could seem like Karen is so found of Michelle because she herself wants to be noticed and have the feeling of owning every situation. Karen has a friend named Connie, she calls Connie for “my proper best friend”(p.8 ll.12), this can be because Karen knows the thing she have with Michelle not will last forever. Karen looks up to Michelle and would like to be like her, you can see it by Michelle booked her and Karen in every club so Karen didn’t had to choose between Connie and Michelle and Karen don’t say any thing to it. When Michelle is going to live with her mother Karen don’t know what to do and tries to fix up her relation with Connie, and...
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