Chapter 1: Miss Very Unpopular and Miss Almost As
"What's so bad about me?" Mikey Elsinger demanded.
Two weeks after the start of seventh grade, she and Margalo Epps were wandering around outside West Junior High School, with maybe five minutes, maybe seven -- or maybe only four minutes left until the bell rang to summon them to homeroom and the start of another day's uneasy boredom.
Margalo reminded her, "You don't want
to be friends with any of these people."
Mikey just repeated her question. "Do you know what it is about me?"
Margalo did have a few ideas on the subject. They'd been best friends since...