I've heard that Shannon's story was very entertaining. If Kristy wasn't my favorite, Shannon would be. To me, she seemed to have a very interesting, but happy life. Maybe I need to read Shannon's Story.
In most of the chapter 2's in the books, they made Shannon sound multitalented and I'm sure they mentioned that she does drama and acting in one of the books, if I'm not mistaken. We didn't hear anything about it though, and it seems to me like she is more into subjects like math, physics, astronomy etc. and can probably get a pHd and go far with it, and become some kind of scientist, doctor or teacher, or even invent a new theory.
The impression you get from Shannon's Story is that she DOESN'T have a very happy home life. Everything's tense in that household.
Yes, I noticed that from very young. I actually agree with Greer. It is refreshing to see a dysfunctional family in good old Stoneybrook. I don't know what it is but I just can't get myself to like Shannon. I don't know too much about her, maybe thats why? I wish there was more interaction with her and the BSC.