How about we practice some ways to make you feel better when your stomach hurts.
why don't you just try to be nice to Michelle. Maybe she will be nice back.
Michelle's turn first
Raina is starting to notice her stomach is continuing to hurt often but she is perfectly healthy. She is starting to realize something is wrong. Raina realizes that she is afraid of throwing up.
Oh my god, that would be so cool!
I don't want to leave Raina!
Raina's parents think that maybe seeing a therapist would help so Raina starts seeing Lauren, a therapist. Raina learns some strategies to help her feel better when her stomach is hurting out of no where.
WIll you come to my slumber party?
Sure! I'd love to!
Raina has finally had it with Michelle when she makes fun of Raina at recess. Raina goes to talk to her teacher Mr. Abrams. He says "be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
You've got guts Michelle
Raina learns her best friend Jane is moving away. Raina thinks shes lucky but Jane doesn't want to leave all her friends behind.
Raina is starting to notice that Michelle and Jane are being friendly to each other and hanging out. Jane is having a slumber going away party and Michelle is invited. That gets Raina worried.
the time of the slumber party rolls around and Michelle isnt there. Raina figures out that michelle is in the hospital for surgery on her intestines. Raina feels bad and whole class makes a poster for her. Raina call michelle at the slumber party and they both share a moment of realization.