One of the reasons I grew my hair long last year was that I like how my bangs cover my eyes: it helps me block out the things I don't want to see.
"Now, unless you want to be treated like a baby the rest of your life, or like a kid with special needs, you just have to suck it up and go."
What can I say? I love Summer. She's truly a great person. To me, she most represents the kind of person I wish I had been. I wasn't as nice as she was. -Auggie
Why this is bad is because, well, (a) I don't actually enjoy hanging out with the popular group that much. And (b) I actually liked hanging out with August.
"You don't have to be friends with that freak if you don't want to be, you know."
I did not think asking these children to be especially kind to a new student would place any extra 'burdens or hardships' on them. In fact, I thought it would teach them a thing or two about empathy, and friendship, and loyalty.