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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 Sep. 17 2010 at 6:48 pm
Core4..i have searched all my life for good firends. i finally have 3. i cant help but hope that you find what i have. its out there somwhere, waiting. i know it.

megan15 said...
on Sep. 16 2010 at 3:02 pm

i love this i was the new girl at school about 6 months ago sooo i know how she feels


6337g said...
on Sep. 15 2010 at 6:14 pm
You are an amazing writer. Short sweet and to the point. I was a new girl more than once and know the feeline. COntinue writing you are very good at it.

on Sep. 14 2010 at 4:29 pm
Authorgal98 GOLD, Frankort, Illinois
17 articles 0 photos 194 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let your mind sart a journey through a strange new world..."

I second that. This is how the human mind works, like it or not.

on Sep. 14 2010 at 8:36 am
4everluvjc BRONZE, Plantation, Florida
3 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
nothing is impossible with God! Try him and you'll see :)

This is really nice. I like how it ended with "What a dork" then, "Maybe this new school won't be so bad."

It leaves the reader wondering what narrator is really thinking...

on Sep. 13 2010 at 6:23 pm
ultrabookworm BRONZE, Equestria, Kentucky
2 articles 0 photos 65 comments
Ah, brief satire of human nature. If there's someone lower on the ladder than you, then everything's okay. Loved it. Made me want to laugh and made me just a tiny bit thoughtful at the same time. 5 stars.

on Sep. 13 2010 at 5:55 pm
crubs33 DIAMOND, Lido Beach, New York
58 articles 3 photos 750 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud."- Coco Chanel
Life isn't about surviving the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain.

I just started a new school and everyones really nice!!! everything will get better!!!

on Sep. 13 2010 at 4:59 pm
LoveTravelTell GOLD, Leftoverthere, Florida
15 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in my, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24.

6 different countries...What was that like? I've always loved travel- but why did you have to move that much, if you don't mind my asking?

on Sep. 13 2010 at 1:38 pm
peanut707 BRONZE, Vacaville, California
3 articles 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"you are who you are by virtue of your character. your character determines how much or how little influence the things that happen to you on your efforts to become the person you want to be."

with a military family we move  alot and i can totally relate. but after being at the same school for a year im still waiting for the point when i can say this wont be that bad! 

da boss said...
on Sep. 13 2010 at 7:40 am
it feels like the first day i went 2 school...
that was a long time ago iv been in the same school for 5 years...
but thats the one day i always remembered

AsIAm PLATINUM said...
on Sep. 13 2010 at 7:30 am
AsIAm PLATINUM, Somewhere, North Carolina
48 articles 3 photos 606 comments

Favorite Quote:
"According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. (Generally those who don't have to do it. Politicians and writers spring to mind.) I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking." — Jonathan Stroud (Ptolemy's Gate)

I like it!  I move all the time, so this speaks to me.  I like how she says "what a dork" then "this won't be so bad".  It is like a present - she sees something good in something negative. :)

on Sep. 1 2010 at 9:13 am
Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
1044 articles 0 photos 1 comment

I have been in the same school since as long as i can remember......

but even after 15 years I still don't have friends, like true ones.

on Aug. 30 2010 at 5:12 pm
silence-is-loud GOLD, Chicago, Illinois
10 articles 0 photos 135 comments

Favorite Quote:

oh okay....

on May. 14 2010 at 10:38 pm
Danielerr_Kidd SILVER, Fontana, California
6 articles 4 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to be over, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

i had a similar experience. and his story kinda reminds me of it. really good(:

on Apr. 27 2010 at 10:29 pm
Kristy_loves_Keats PLATINUM, Arvada, Colorado
23 articles 0 photos 99 comments
ve moved so many times...i have no  freiends i never no were ill be happpy

becca09-69 said...
on Apr. 21 2010 at 8:48 am
becca09-69, Port Allegany, Pennsylvania
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its okay i  no were you are coming from i am moveing to so don't be scared

on Feb. 23 2010 at 7:35 pm
polyprincess16 SILVER, Tracy, California
7 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

ive never been the new kid, but we're moving this summer and im kinda scared. but at least you found someone nice.

TaylorM SILVER said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 9:02 pm
TaylorM SILVER, Hemet, California
6 articles 6 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes we'd never know what's wrong without the pain. Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same."
- The Fray

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own" Matthew 6:34

..."I have no time for fear, or people in my ear. Head down and running so fast, try not to dwell on the past. I'm fighting through this pain, and things I cannot change. Running right into the flame, rather than running away"
- Maroon 5

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
- C.S Lewis

"It's not about the destination. It's not about the journey. It's about the transformation you make in yourself as you go along that journey."
- Unknown

at least your honest!

on Feb. 19 2010 at 3:26 pm
juicyfan6 BRONZE, Mount Laurel, New Jersey
1 article 0 photos 46 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." - J.K. Rowling

I started at my school as a new girl a few years ago. The difference was that there were a lot of other new kids. But the kids that had been there longer treated us differently -- ugh. I don't think anyone likes being the new kid hahaha.

on Feb. 1 2010 at 9:25 am
This sounds real. I really felt sorry for you.