I thought Stoneybrook Day was the school Shannon went to, where the students wear uniforms? But when Melody is describing to Karen how Dru looked on her first day of Stoneybrook Day, she mentions that Dru was wearing a black dress and tights and had a black ribbon in her hair. Either I'm wrong, or Stonebrook Day has a very...interesting interpretation of what a uniform should be.
I felt bad for Druscilla when I read this one this time. She comes across as very lonely. Her parents were going to move to the 'brook, but they wanted Dru to start at her new school as soon as possible (why is never explained) so she has to stay with her grandmother for several weeks. Does this happen in real life? I mean, maybe if her parents got new jobs and one started right away, Dru and her mom could have stayed with her grandmother while her father was finishing with packing and moving from the old house and they were looking for a place in Stoneybrook. Or in the later book where Dru's parents are getting divorced, maybe Dru and her mom could have stayed with Morbidda Destiny instead of basically just abandoning the kid for several weeks again. This time when I read the chapter where they first talk to Dru and she plays along and pretends to be a witch and tells them the herbs in the garden are for spells, I interpreted her as being so bored and lonely that she would go along with any weird "game" the neighbor kid wanted her to play, as long as she had someone to talk to.
I'm glad Karen ended up having fun at Druscilla's party even though she didn't want to go. It sounded like Dru's grandmother really went all out making it a fun party. I also really liked the random chapter where Seth helped Karen and Andrew make a bunch of Halloween decorations for the little house. I like Seth very much in the LS books.
"If you wore them, they would be goofy pom-pom socks. When I wear them, they will be stylish and fashionable pom-pom socks." -Pamela Harding