Geek Gossip

Inspired by Rachel Renee Russell's Dork Diaries. Polly Oliver is not popular, in fact Polly Oliver is the opposite of popular; she's a total geek! But Polly's hoping that by moving to a new school she might just stand a chance of making some friends and leaving her old lame ways in the past. But life is never that simple...

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5. Tuesday, September 3 continued

meltdown right on the spot and burst into tears. My parents were shocked and stared at me and then at each other. Finally, mum hugged me and said, My poor little Boo- Boo! which only made me feel WORSE. Not fitting in at school was bad enough. But now I had to suffer the additional humiliation of being the only thirteen- year- old still being called little Boo-Boo! Suddenly my dad's face lit up. "Hey, I've got a great idea! We know you've been under a lot of stress lately with our move and your new school. I bet if we posted some positive affirmations all around the house, it would help you adjust. You think?" I was like, " Okay, Dad, THIS is what I think: It's a STUPID idea! Like sticky notes with corny sayings on them will solve my problem of being a TOTAL LOSER at school. You wanna know what else I think? The article I read about bug extermination chemicals killing off brain cells is probably true!" But I just said it inside my head, so no one heard it but me. My parents kept staring at me and it was starting to creep me out. Finally, after what seemed like forever, my mum smiled and said, "Honey, just remember, we love you! And if you need us, we're right down the hall." They walked back to their bedroom and for several minutes I could hear their muffled voices. I guessed that they were probably discussing whether or not I should be committed to a mental hospital right then or first thing in the morning. Since it was so late I decided to finish my Puck homework during study. I wonder if you still have to hand in homework when you're locked up in a PSYCO WARD?
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