Hot Dog is sitting next to a classmate called Ginger during the bus trip back to her school. Behind her, Jack is talking to Peanut about the different kinds of weather vanes he has seen in his lifetime and in front of her Holly is talking to Moo about pies.
Ginger: My favourite class in school is art class because I hate to read. Which class in school is your favourite?
Hot Dog: My favourite class is literature class because I love to read books. So do you hate school?
Ginger: I don’t hate school. I feel our school is a good place to make new friends but I wish we were allowed to wear jewelry or heels with the clothes we wear to school everyday.
Hot Dog:…well, I like that we don’t have to wear a uniform to school. I know you have to do that in many schools in England.
Ginger: Yeah, it would be the worst thing in the world if we had to wear uniforms. You know, some of our classmates think I am really stupid because I hate to to read. But I don’t care they think that about me because I can’t help the way I am.
Hot Dog: Are you friends with them?
Ginger: No. I think they are total losers! Once when I was in the cafeteria in our school, I overheard them discussing meeting up after school to solve mathematical equations for fun, not homework…honestly, only losers could think solving those things are fun!