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The New Girl MAG

March 20, 2008
By Anonymous

“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 Oct. 3 2011 at 4:53 pm
Eau Claire is my birthplace! i love u

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on Sep. 25 2011 at 10:22 am
TheWildeOne BRONZE, Mendham, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” -- Dr. Seuss

This sounds like it could be the start of a novel.

yuka11 SILVER said...
on Sep. 17 2011 at 2:02 pm
yuka11 SILVER, Gilmer, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"For my soul delighteth in the song of the heart; yea the song of the righteous is a prayer unto me, and it shall be answered with a blessing upon their heads." -Doctrine and Covenants 25:12

same! it's liek there's so many people who have moved and we all can relate to each other. i moved to texas a couple months ago... been kinda hard. i like how this story shows that. and i like how at the end her change of perspective is ironic. it made me laugh. can totally relate.

on Aug. 26 2011 at 8:01 pm
Dino-chan BRONZE, Wentzville, Missouri
1 article 2 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"death cannot stop true love only delay it for a while" westly the princess bride

haha totaly get those of us considered weird ar ussaly the best 2 be with

on Aug. 26 2011 at 11:57 am
prettygirl_15, Savannah, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." -Maya Angelou

I can relate to how you were feeling (except for the death of your father). I moved like 3 times (almost 4) but everything worked out fine.

on Aug. 4 2011 at 8:14 pm
KristinHopkins8 SILVER, Aspen, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If a writer falls in love with you, you can never die"

first u said that it gave u the chills, then u say that it was really cute. i dont follow. LOL

on Aug. 4 2011 at 7:47 am
iW0ntRunThisTime BRONZE, Paris, Other
2 articles 4 photos 19 comments
I've been the new kid 5 times, but... I can't relate to this story. I don't feel the power... But, then again, I never struggled with "new kid blues".

on Jun. 21 2011 at 3:09 pm
renie611 BRONZE, Lowell, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." -Dr. Seuss :D

Wow! Story of my life! I haven't been in the same school for a year in five years! Great story :D


pinkowl BRONZE said...
on May. 24 2011 at 10:55 pm
pinkowl BRONZE, Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Jeremiah 29:11

*every hahah sorry i cant spell!

pinkowl BRONZE said...
on May. 24 2011 at 10:54 pm
pinkowl BRONZE, Tyrone, Pennsylvania
3 articles 0 photos 109 comments

Favorite Quote:
Jeremiah 29:11

this gave me the chills. i relate to ecery aspect of this. the death of the father, and being the new kid. this is so cute! i really love it. congrats on being published!

Jbohn GOLD said...
on May. 4 2011 at 6:34 pm
Jbohn GOLD, South Plainfield, New Jersey
10 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You dont know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.." <3
"What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!"- My Coach
"Forget about the past, think about the present, and dream for your future."

this is pretty good... check out my work?! Common differences, or life as i know it!! :)

on Apr. 28 2011 at 7:15 pm
SignGirl BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
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When you say "What a dork ..." to whom are you refering to. Because if you are saying "what a dork ..." from your perspective then that would just be puting you as insulting them, and just not being nice after they were being kind to you.

on Mar. 7 2011 at 9:14 pm
SparrowFeather GOLD, La Crescenta, California
14 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

good for you. a girl named alicia talked to you. now tell us why we care. Make us feel how akward you felt. paint us a picture, and fill it with all the colors how that day; your embarrassment, why you're there, what school it was, what the weather was like, what you wore, why you wore it, what you had for breakfast, what you thought about that breakfast, what your move was like, why you moved, whom you moved with, what they thought of the whole thing. Anything and everything. What you stated was facts. what you need do write, is literature. You can be there. Just, put in a little effort, will you?  

on Mar. 7 2011 at 10:32 am
WritingJulia SILVER, Binghamton, New York
6 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Kind words can be short and easy to say, but their echoes are truly endless." -Mother Theresa

I can only home that Alica doesn't read this!  Very funny! :)

kelleesm said...
on Jan. 27 2011 at 1:39 pm
i have been in a kind of situation like this before and it was not a good feeling i would hate to have the feeling of being the new girl again it is embbarising and not very good

on Jan. 5 2011 at 8:02 am
Scissorluv BRONZE, New Orleans, Louisiana
2 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you can't have something it makes you want it even more. Stephanie Meyer.

i once moved from florida to LouisianA to texas to kentucky to new york to florida and back to louisiana

PeetaMellark said...
on Dec. 20 2010 at 3:51 pm
Haha me too good to know I'm not alone! =)

on Dec. 12 2010 at 9:29 am
sleepinginthegarden BRONZE, Kingston, Massachusetts
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i once moved from cali. to Mass and i felt the same way


alexandra said...
on Dec. 10 2010 at 8:47 am
i like this story... i was the mew kid once, and i thought i wass gonna be lonely but i ended up having friends... :)