A girl is angry about feeling socially left out and is talking about it with a more popular friend who, she suspects, sympathizes more than she lets on. “Isn’t it weird being weird? Maybe we could be weird together. Wait, that came out weird,” the girl says.
A boy is annoyed at having to take more responsibility than his younger brother. He feels like he’s being too much to do, forced to grow up a little too fast. “If you told me this was the price of middle school, I would have stayed in the fourth grade,” the boy says….
Click here to read more from Brian Slattery for the New Haven Independent.