Post by peppermintraymaker on Apr 22, 2011 14:00:38 GMT -5
Dawn seems to be one of those people who is so passionate about what she believes to be right that she can come across as really overbearing to those who aren't as into her causes as she is. I can actually relate to Dawn as that's a personal challenge that I also share with her, so I don't dislike her but I can understand why people do!
I never understood why self-assured, individual, and not caring what other people thought were Dawn's "things." With the exception of Mary Anne and maybe Mallory, none of the girls seemed to have many issues with self-confidence or worrying about what other people thought of them, so I don't know why it was always attributed to Dawn as if it were such a special, unique thing about her. Especially because half the time Dawn DID seem to care about others' opinions.
"Usually, I think my parents are dorks, but every now and then they come through." --Claudia Kishi
I personally love Dawn! I really just love that she was so different than the other girls. I think my main reasoning though is because she was from California and she was very health cautious and into the environment which I was at the time I started reading the books
I collect Monster High, Baby-sitters Club, and Audrey Hepburn Stuff!
Oddly, I can't remember having any opinion at all on Dawn when I was younger. Like, not one single feeling one way or another. I remember Stacey being my favorite, and not liking Mallory and Jessi, and disliking the parts of Mary Anne I identified with, etc. But Dawn? Completely blank.
Strange, since now she's one of my favorites (among my top three, of her, Mallory and Shannon). But I realize it's mostly in how I interpret her, and I understand why others would interpret her differently and dislike her.
"This is what us sitters like about Mallory. She is totally levelheaded." - Claudia, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye