The New Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 20, 2008
“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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Tweedle Dee said...
Sept. 27, 2008 at 4:27 pm
hey, i've felt that way 4 times now so i loved this... brings back good (and bad lol) memories! ha ha great job!
funnylilbunny! said...
Sept. 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm
great style. =)i enjoyed reading this wish i could write like that.
guitarsrock1233 said...
Sept. 21, 2008 at 5:57 pm
well i have just moved to a new town n i dont know a sole. this totolly makes me feel better thunkx moch:)
Xanime_chicaX said...
Sept. 15, 2008 at 11:17 pm
This is great, I love the way you put your feelings into words.
kayla a. said...
Sept. 15, 2008 at 10:51 pm
haha, totally. i have moved five times and this says it all. wow, you definitely have some talent, girl! well nice job i really like this.
asukio said...
Sept. 15, 2008 at 10:25 pm
Nice job. I like the way you make us feel the way you are feeling. It has a sense of humor as well; very well written.
jessiefannie said...
Sept. 15, 2008 at 10:23 pm
wow. great work, this is funny:D
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