Dot is a refreshing sort of heroine.
She is mathsy and sporty, she can eat three super-sour apple sherbets at once, and she loves a puzzle – the trickier the better.
She has a strong sense of justice and of doing the right thing.
I like her especially for being open, up-beat, and wonderfully un-bogged down by the anxieties of school friendships often associated with girls.
Dot also has a stationery obsession bordering on severe. I needed to do some serious stationery gathering – for research purchases, naturally. What a CHORE…
Soon, a bit more about Beans and McClusky…