Illustrations by Maryn Roos
Mandy, you haven’t eaten much. Is something wrong?
I was just thinking about these three girls in my class. They’re not very nice. They make fun of me, and I don’t know why.
Audrey might be OK. I think she just goes along with the other two. I’m trying to be friends with her.
Some of the kids at school make fun of Franco when the teachers aren’t looking.
Tuesday when they were teasing him in the hall, I just walked up and started talking to him, and we ignored them.
Those kids don’t even know Franco. He’s a pretty cool guy.
Whoa! Now I’m feeling pretty cool myself!