Sue wanted to so badly to be liked by the other kids, but she was always afraid to ask if they wanted to play. Quite often she was laughed at and shunned because of her shy awkward ways.
Once she found American Seeds, she found a new sense of courage. No longer would she ask people for anything (even though her pleading eyes literally begged the money from the purses of the old ladies in town). Eventually she sold enough seeds to get the "complete archery set" and she was able to have her vengeance on the popular girls that always laughed at her.