| Quote #1
We went upstairs and Hattie had to look everywhere. She opened the wardrobe in Mother's room and, before I could stop her, ran her hands over Mother's gowns. When we got back to the hall, she announced, "Forty-two windows and a fireplace in every room. The windows must have cost a trunkful of gold KJs." (3.29)
Hattie's almost as bad as Olive. She's much more calculating in her greed—literally, the kid must have a calculator in her brain to be speculating on how much money went into the manor Ella lives in.
| Quote #2
"I'll write a letter to the headmistress, which I shall entrust to you, along with a purse filled with enough KJs to stop her protests against a last-minute pupil." (5.28)
Ella's dad, being greedy himself, knows how to get along with other greedy people, like the headmistress of the finishing school. Guess it takes one to know one.
| Quote #3
Areida was my only comfort. … She told me about her parents, who kept an inn. They weren't wealthy, another reason she was unpopular. (11.40)
Not being rich means you don't get admitted to the Cool Girls Club at finishing school. Which is, like, totally a bummer. Not.