It's February again, which means that it's almost time for Valentine's Day. Everyone at SMS is totally wrapped up in love, romance, and the upcoming V-Day Dance, except Abby. She's not into romance, and she doesn't want to go to the dance. She's sick of reading love poems in English class, sick of all the hearts and flowers, and sick of hearing her friends talk about nothing else than the dance. Then, she gets an invitation to the dance from Ross Brown. Abby likes Ross okay...as a friend. She doesn't like him romantically, and she doesn't want to go the dance at all, so she turns him down. No one in the BSC understands why Abby would turn him down, even when she tries to explain it to them. Anna doesn't understand, either. In fact, Kristy is the only person who seems to get where Abby's coming from with her whole anti-Valentine's Day stance (she's still a little touchy over the way things ended with Bart).
- I've never been a regular passenger on the "Kristy and Abby are lesbians" train, but I have to admit....this book makes me a bit suspicious. :)
- When exactly did Boo Boo die? This is (I think) the second book that mentions Pumpkin, and the first one to mention that Boo Boo is actually dead.
- Another question: when, why, and how did Andrew end up in Chicago while Karen stayed in Stoneybrook? The whole Andrew in Chicago situation was mentioned in some of the more recent books, but not in others.
- At the beginning of the book, Abby says she hopes that SMS isn't as obsessed with V-Day as her old school in Long Island. She should have already known the answer to that question, though, since she's been in Stoneybrook for at least one other February.