Don’t you hate it when you’re walking down the hallway and the Jocks all gang up on you to throw you in the trashcan? And doesn’t it SUCK when the Cheerleaders go up to you and say that your hair looks disgusting and no guy would ever want to date you?
What’s that? That’s never happened you say?
While high school does have its groups and cliques, I have yet to see them go into an all out, free for all brawl in the middle of the hallways due to territorial disputes, only to break out into song and a very well choreographed dance moments later and – WHY DOES NOT HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE?!
…Ahem. Moving on…
Speak certainly does hold some truth. However, like most young adult novels, it exaggerates it. Melinda’s life is pretty much a worst case scenario. Everything that could go wrong did. It’s like going out on a QT run, only to run into a hungry grizzly bear that proceeds to maul you. And as you drag yourself to the nearest building, a polar bear appears and kicks you in the stomach for melting the polar ice caps before swaggering away back to the North Pole. Weakly, your eyes gaze up see a silhouette against the fading sun. The figure reaches out to you and says something that you can barely hear, and for a moment you doubt yourself, but decide to trust the stranger anyways. At the moment, the person looks something like an angel, and there’s no where else to go. As your trembling hand finally nears the extended one waiting for you…
The homeless man that found you steals your wallet.
Yup, that’s exactly what it’s like (not really, but who’s counting).
I mean, really. The people that you THINK don’t have any friends probably do have others that they hang around with. You just don’t see it as much as someone who is constantly swarmed by a group of people. Wait for the right moment and you’ll see that the awkward kid in the back of the math class actually does
have absolutely no one after all have a tight knit group. I think some people just need to take a step back and realize that high school isn’t that bad. Everyone is just so over hyped and worried about it. Nobody cares if you aren’t wearing the newest line of clothes that came out just yesterday. Nobody is going to dump their lunch on you just because you have braces.
We all just need to sit back, take a breather, hug a red panda or something.
Seriously. Those little buggers are just ADORABLE. How can anyone NOT feel better just by looking at one?
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