"5:00 A.M. - The sound of my alarm clock woke me to a dark room this morning. The sun wasn't out yet, so I decided not to get up." "So I thanked my clock by throwing it on the floor. The beeping stopped. As I looked over to see where the clock had landed, I realized I, too, was lying on the floor. Why? Because I don't have a bed. I turned on the lights so I could get started on my day.
"The mirror's reflection also revealed that the room does not belong to me. It made me feel sad. Almost at the point of crying."
"I have to remind myself that today is the first day of my tenth-grade year at Wilson High School. I should be happy that I get a chance to see my friends after not seeing them all summer. But, I wonder if my friends' summer was as bad as mine. That summer was the worst in my short fourteen years of life. It all started with a phone call that I will never forget."