Lara has just moved to Brisbane from overseas and has enrolled in a new school in the final weeks of year 10.
Unlike Lara, most of the other kids have known each other since prep and have very close and familiar friendships. Lara begins to feel very lonely and excluded.
How am i ever going to fit in here... everyone already has friends, why would anyone want to talk to me?
Previously, Lara was a diligent student who was well respected by her teachers and received good marks. As she struggles to find her place and fit in, her grades begin to drop and so does her self-esteem.
Arrrg.... none of this makes sense! If the teacher calls on me, im going to make a complete fool out of myself.
She begins to skip classes to avoid sitting alone.
This school is the worst! I have no friends and it's just humiliating.
When Lara is finally confronted by some girls she is immediately delighted. However, these girls are continuously in trouble with the school staff and don't have good morals when it comes to their education.
Hi... im, bella and these are my two friends, josey and samantha.
Lara is having a hard time choosing between her schoolwork and what could possibly be her new best friends. She knows shes struggling already with her education, nevertheless she feels alone and desperately wants a friendship.
I already have no friends... i should just go and talk to them... oh but they will just drag me further down in my school work...