by Ken Stern

Solution: CHAOTIC

Each of the listed "friends" is a MySpace userID, whose profile ( describes a character in a children's book.

Each of those seven character profiles has one or more of the others on his/her friends list. Where each character has n friends, take the nth letter of the author's last name (as indicated by Mr. Lonely's concern about last names). When the characters are put in order of their age as shown on the profiles, the letters spell CHAOTIC.

Username Age Character / book Friends Author
beautifulbutterfly01 21 Caterpillar in The Very Hungry Caterpillar 1 Eric Carle
littlesisterjudy 22 Judy in Pat the Bunny 4 Dorothy KunHardt
wheresmybutton4321 23 Corduroy in Corduroy 6 Don FreemAn
nightnightbunny 24 Bunny in Goodnight Moon 3 Margaret Wise BrOwn
onelonelyhippo 25 Hippo in Hippos Go Berserk 5 Sandra BoynTon
sadalex 26

Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day

2 Judith VIorst
duckling8 27 Duckling in Make Way for Ducklings 3 Robert McCloskey