Oh man, it's the first ghost-written book and things start getting crazy!
- Even as a little kid, it was never clear to me what, exactly, the Sleepyside school board could stop the Bob-Whites of the Glen from doing, aside from maybe wearing their jackets to school. No more hanging out in the refurbished gatehouse on the Wheeler's property for you! Pooling your earnings is strictly forbidden! Don't even think about making bird calls!
- Seriously everyone needs to stop reciting paragraphs of facts about UNICEF.
- New characters everywhere. Mrs. Vanderpoel is okay. Brom is weird. Tad Robinson is just no. Token Japanese characters are tokens.
- Dress-shopping. Orchids. Why.