It was the first day of high school, which for Harding Academy meant seventh grade. Close to a thousand students were maneuvering the hallways and I stood still as a statue completely dumbfounded by the scene. They were all there – jocks, science geeks, cheerleaders, and band “nerds” – it was like my favorite shows from Nickelodeon were alive in the flesh. An eighth-grader named Jamie was walking toward me; I had been informed during summer that she was the prettiest girl in junior high. And she was walking toward… me!
“You’re new here, right?” she asked.
“Yeah,” I mustered. “How could you tell?”
She pointed down at my oversized khakis, which buckled heavily at my ankles around my two-sizes-too-big blue oxford shoes. “Well, you left the sizing stickers on your pants and the tag is still stuck to the side.”
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