^I hope any who wanted to did. Did Karen tell her classmates at school Ms. Colman was coming? I know she shared about the shopping trip and seeing Ms. Colman's home. I'm not sure exactly what Ms. C could have done (had she been aware that Karen shared this and maybe other kids felt hurt) but she should have said something. Does this make sense?
^Keeping Secrets is hard for Karen. Exciting news about your teacher coming over to dinner. Karen, probably bragged about it, at school. Unless, her mom & step-dad told her, she wasn't allowed to mention to anyone in her classroom. Not even her two best friends. (They didn't mention in the book.)