wow I can't believe this article. My first doll was Addy I had to save my own money for her and she was present for my 7th birthday. I chose Addy because I knew she would have the most interesting stories. And to be honest I gave mean looks to the girls who had Samantha. I knew she was just rich and pretty, that is not interesting at all, so all the girls that had her made me think they didn't read the books or they weren't interesting. Samantha was my least favorite doll and I never wanted her.