Just finished reading this book. I really liked her portrait and I thought her and Sunny were cute as kids. I also thought it was funny that she glued all the blocks together. I found it depressing as well that Dawn was picturing her parents being together forever, when we all know they are going to divorce a couple years later.
I can't justify Dawn reading that letter, but I can understand her slip even though it was horrible. I remember when I was maybe 11 or 12, I overheard my mom talking about some bad news about my sister on the phone. I didn't mean to overhear, I walked in the door and heard her talking about it. I didn't mention it, and then just went on with my day. That night at supper we were talking about school and our days and I accidentally let it slip. My mom had wanted to tell my sister the news later but I ended up ruining it. I don't really want to say what it was, so I won't. But even typing it makes me feel bad about it even though it's been years.
I wonder if they were beige blocks or colored blocks
Sandra would have been a neat client in the series if Dawn hadn't slipped up. She could have been friends with Charlotte and Becca, or even the Perkins girls, they all liked to cook and bake and they would have loved her menu and cookbook ideas.