The New Girl MAG

March 20, 2008
By Annie Keller, Eau Claire, WI

“Don’t worry. Lots of kids have moved here and made new friends in the blink of an eye,” my new teacher tells me. “Oh, and don’t be concerned about your braces. Most everyone has them here.”

Great. Even my new teacher thinks I’m a nerd, and he hasn’t even known me for five minutes. If my teacher thinks that, I can’t imagine what the rest of the class is going to think.

I wonder what kind of speech he gave them about me, “The New Girl.” He probably made it sound like I’m some kind of freak with weird allergies whose dad just died and everyone should be nice to me.

I wish I was back with my friends at my other school, where everyone knew me and I was the one hearing the new-kid speeches.

The bell rings, and the class piles in. Maybe if I don’t move, they won’t see me. Oh, well, it was a nice try. Everyone stares like I’m some kind of alien.

This weird girl walks in and says, “Hi, my name is Alicia.”

“Um, I’m Annie,” I say.

She makes a really weird face and says, “Hi, Annie. You can sit with us at lunch today if you want.”

What a dork …

Maybe this new school won’t be so bad after all.



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on May. 16 2012 at 8:49 am
This was great! Loved the ending!

on Jan. 27 2012 at 8:49 pm
Bandana56 BRONZE, Snohomish, Washington
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that was good, short and good, you captured what going into a new school really feels like.

Funsized2014 said...
on Jan. 5 2012 at 12:00 pm
this is how i feel today.. being my frist day at a new school

on Nov. 22 2011 at 6:07 pm
LifesIllusion BRONZE, Cicero, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't let your fears slow you down. Instead, chase them down and beat them."

I really enjoyed this piece. I think most people, girls and boys alike, can relate to this story in some way. GREAT WORK! :) keep writing.

on Nov. 1 2011 at 2:46 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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Dang it, someone deleted their comment that I was agreeing with...now it looks like I'm agreeing with MonkeyMan. I am so not. Atticus has a point. 

on Oct. 31 2011 at 8:58 pm
Allis-in-Wonderland PLATINUM, Cartersville, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes people leave you...halfway through The Wood. Do not let it grieve you...No one leaves for good. You are not alone, for no one is alone." -Into The Woods

I completely agree. I let people comment on my work and give me ideas on how to improve it. But you coming out and being so quick to decisions is certainly not the way a Teenink member should act. Please show some respect. I find this piece intriguing and wonderful. Please, if you have bad things to say, don't say anything at all. 

Alantis SILVER said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 8:49 pm
Alantis SILVER, Connersville, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Love hurts weither its right or wrong.

MonkeyMan that was mega rude. I think this was a very well written and excuted piece of work. Dont put people down like that. 

Atticus SILVER said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 3:24 pm
Atticus SILVER, Wenatchee, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
She deserves to be written~

Says the person who can't spell 'writing' correctly.

on Oct. 31 2011 at 12:05 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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Agreed. Dude, if you have a suggestion to make this better, state it, but it's so abnoxious to bash and say rude stuff. This is for people who are politely commenting ways to improve others' work and things like that.

on Oct. 31 2011 at 9:16 am
Kidlet PLATINUM, Morris, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"No longer will they call you Desterted, or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you, and your land will be married." -Isaiah 62:4

I love it. Keep it up. :)

Lit.rox BRONZE said...
on Oct. 31 2011 at 6:11 am
Lit.rox BRONZE, Kandy, Other
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nice article!

on Oct. 21 2011 at 8:32 am
Chibi-Alexis PLATINUM, Haw River, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"A penny for my thoughts, No no, I sell em for a dollar, They're worth so much more, After I'm a gonner, And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singin, Funny when you're dead how people start listenin."
The Band Perry
If I Die Young

This story is so cute.  I had to go through this at least 5 times in my life and next year I'm going to college and doing it at least once more!  I loved reading this!

youngbleezy said...
on Oct. 19 2011 at 3:25 pm
this story really relates to me. I used to live New York for six years and then I suddenly had to move down to utah where wverything had changed i had no friends at all and i have to live with my new foster parents that were total strangers and i didnt know anything about the place and i felt like i was in a cage.when it was the first day of school i felt like i was in a maze and there was know way out of it but after a month or so it got easier and i had made some incredible friends. so i really love this.

noonanll said...
on Oct. 14 2011 at 3:36 pm
i dont agree at all with you i like it just the way it was

on Oct. 9 2011 at 7:12 pm
Victoria.S BRONZE, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday you will look back and know exactly why it had to happen."

This is a really good story! You should continue writing! :)

on Oct. 9 2011 at 3:55 pm
Rocinante SILVER, Wexford, Pennsylvania
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This is cute and funny and ya NYClove13 has a point you could make a nice novel out of this!

on Oct. 9 2011 at 8:22 am
KPetty13 BRONZE, Saint Cloud, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If you're lucky enought to be different, never change." ~ Taylor Swift

Great article! It's sounds like the beginning of a novel, have you ever considered building up on this? 

MorganD BRONZE said...
on Oct. 6 2011 at 10:27 am
MorganD BRONZE, Neenah, Wisconsin
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I understand what you mean. I've been switched around all the time. Because, when my older sister commited suicide in 2010 that broke all of us, and then we moved from Kentucky, to Wisconsin. I had to make all new friends, and on top of that my parents divorced, so i've been switching school singe 3rd grade. Every year was something different, a new school, different school, new people, making new friends. It's extremley hard, i'm not going to lie. I am now a freshman in high school

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