Amazing Kids! Magazine

True Friend

By Alexandria, Age 11, Pennsylvania


It was a day before I started school again after having the world’s best summer. I was scared and dreaded standing at that bus stop, for I knew that after I stepped foot on that bus, my freedom would be gone for a long time. I never had friends at school, because of my multi-colored braces and the florescent colored clothes I always wore. My parents always said that if you want to have friends, you have to be a friend. I did that, and it didn’t work. I was still ignored. I didn’t want it to be the same way this year.

Before I knew it, it was the first day of school. I got dressed, and packed my lunch, and walked to the bus stop. I sat in the frosty air, my nose feeling more like a snowflake. Then, the bus slowly pulled up. The creaky door opened, and I saw multiple eyes staring at me. I walked to the back of the bus. As I passed the other kids, they would whisper and giggle. The bus trip seemed to take forever before we reached the school. When we arrived I walked to my classroom, and sat at the desk in the very back of the classroom. It wasn’t that I disliked school, but I wasn’t a big fan of the kids at the school. I enjoyed listening to the teacher talk, but I didn’t like it when the bell rang for lunch. I hid in the mob of kids, and walked to an empty table. I opened my lunch bag, and began to eat uncomfortably. A girl with long red hair came over to my table and sat down. I got scared, but she had a friendly smile on her face.

“What’s your name?” she asked.

“Rachael,” I whispered.

“I am Monica,” she said. She kept talking to me, and I talked to her a little bit.

“No one likes me,” I said after a while of dead silence.

“I do,” she replied.

I learned that after a while of being lonely that you have to be friends with people that look lonely too. Then, no one will ever be lonely in this world,” she said. Ever since those words have been said to me, I have lots of true friends. I will never forget the day my friend gave me advice that would last a lifetime.

One comment

  1. Derrick /

    Amazing! Good job Alex!