Five Things You Didn’t Know About Karen from A Little Bit of Passion by Beate Boeker
*Karen and Leslie became friends when Karen’s long hair got caught in Leslie’s braces as Karen tried to get off the school bus. Leslie followed Karen only to disentangle herself, but the bus driver – not realizing what was going on – left before she could get on again. So Leslie had to spend the afternoon with Karen . . . .
*Karen doesn’t sneeze often, but when she does, she never stops before having sneezed at least five times in a row. It used to drive Rob, her ex-husband, crazy.
*When Karen had her very first skiing lesson, she fell onto her face, hurt her nose, and declared that she would never ski again. The teacher had a hard time to convince her to try again.
*Her biggest credit card bill ever came after a visit to the lingerie store Temptation in Florence, but even though she had to reorganize her budget, she knew it had been worth it.
*Karen’s favorite t-shirt is ten years old, fraying at the edges and has green, blue, and yellow stripes. She only wears it at night but loves it because it is made of super soft, fluffy cotton.