The family section [of the newspaper] ran a regular feature about kids on their birthdays, and my mother had called in some info. The last sentence read: "As a hobby, Leo Borlock collects porcupine neckties" (Prologue.4).
"She's not real," Hillari said. She was sneering. "She's an actress. It's a scam" (2.7)
"I'll tell you one thing," Kevin said as we joined the mob in the hallways, "she better be fake."
I asked him what he meant.
"I mean if she's real, she's in big trouble. How long do you think somebody who's really like that is going to last around here?" (2.25-27).