Hi I am Julia my friends call me Jewel. Let me tell you about my unlucky life. It all started when my Mom gave me some earth shattering news. Let me tell you what happened.
“Julia I mean, Jewel come downstairs I need to tell you something!” my mom called.
“Coming mom,” I said as I jumped down the stairs.
“You might want to sit down for this, want a cookie?”
“Sure,” I said in a cheerful voice.
“Honey, we are moving”
“OK” I said in unimportant tone.
“No honey, to Manhattan” I almost choked on my cookie “ WHAT THERE WITH THE… the… NOISE CAN YOU EVEN SLEEP THERE IT’S ALWAYS BEEEEEEEEP BEEEEEEEEP!” I yelled.
“Honey, calm down”
“CALM DOWN??? CALM DOWN!!!! HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CALM DOWN!!!! I WILL BE LEAVING MY FRIENDS, MY SCHOOL, MY… MY EVERYTHING, MOM!!!!!” I yelled. “MY LIFE IS OVER!!!!” Needless to say but we moved anyway. 🙁
FINALLY we arrive in Manhattan. I don’t know why they call Manhattan the Big Apple because there weren’’t any apples just, well, buildings! Tall buildings. They reminded me of rockets. I waited for one to take off.
It turns out the apartment is a TEN, YES TEN bedroom apartment that people live in!!! My mom got two rooms!!!! My room was big, (Good thing too, I have tons of stuff). There were bins and pillows and a bed. Plus a window seat! In light blue! ‘’So far so good.’’ I mumbled. Then my mom said I am going toooo… (Drum roll please……………) LAKESIDE SCHOOL OF ARTS. YAY!!!
Ten days later I was all dressed and ready to go! I got my locker number and stuff. Then at my locker a girl said “HI! I am Lizzy! Are you new? I have never seen you.”
I answered, “Yes, I am new here. I am Julia!”
I looked at my planner and left her there. “First class, Animai. Yay…” I thought. We were learning how to draw animai people and I turned mine in and got a A+ YAY! “Next, um. What! Backgrounds..” I mumbled. On my way, I was tripped. I don’t know who did it, but all my books soared through the air like birds. Then, Lizzy came to help me. I thanked her for her help and walked to backgrounds.
My teacher Mr. Micane was mean. He said if one mountain was out of place he would give us a F-!!!!!! I mean, who does that!! Come on! So, I got a surprising C+! Almost everyone came and told me, “Oh wow teach me how to do that! It is so hard to impress Mr. Micane! How did you do it?” But there was one girl who stood with a sour look on her face who didn’t say anything not even “oh what a nice grade!” I was astonished! I walked away from the crowd (that followed me) and asked her what her grade was.
“C- now go away you smell like a rat,” she said in a snobby tone.
But I didn’t go away. I then asked her, “What is your name?”
She then answered in a way I don’t know how to describe, “I SAID GO AWAY YOU SMELL LIKE A DEAD RAT OFF THE STREET!”
I then did what I never ever thought I would do. “WHY ARE YOU SO RUDE? JUST TELL ME YOUR NAME!” She flew into a rage and then left. So then I went to go get my math (uhhhhhhh ggg) books and surprisingly my teacher Mrs. Raitt is so nice instead of a problem, math bingo! Awesome right!
Then came the best part of the day LUNCH YAYA!!!!!!!!! So I was alone then I heard a voice it said, “May I sit with you Julia?”
I turned. “Sure Lizzy,” I answered.
“Well thanks Julia. No one ever sits with me.”
She sat and then we started chatting. I don’t remember what we were talking about, but it was fun to have a friend! “RING” went the bell like a sign of slavery. “Sigh, bye Lizzy I must go to P.E.”
At P.E the girl was there again. “Look it’s rat girl hahahahaha,” she snickered.
“Hehehehehehe,” her friends giggled.
“ALRIGHT CLASS SETTLE DOWN WE HAVE A NEW STUDENT,” boomed a voice behind me.
I turn there she was Coach Dubendorfer. “Whoah,” I whispered.
“DON’T WOAH AT ME JULIA SIDNEY LIAL!” she yelled like a microphone.
“OK 100 JUMPING JACKS NOW AND FOR YOU, JULIA 200 FOR TALKING WHILE YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO!” she roared.
“Hahahahah! Look, rat girl isn’t in shape,”snickered the girl again.
“VIOLET, 250 FOR TALKING,.DOWN NOW!” Dubendorfer roared again. Finally, her name. Wonder what her grades are,I thought. “HAHA” laughed the class. Then I found myself sitting with my hand stroking my chin. “RING” went the bell but this time like a sign of freedom because it meant school was over.
I was walking down the subway steps when suddenly I was tripped by some guy’s guitar case. I fell! My left arm started so hurt badly. I fought the pain and reached for my phone to dial 911 to call an ambulance. When the ambulance came, I was lifted and taken away to who knows where. My mom rushed to the hospital right away. Then I got a cast. The next day I got teased more than ever. Then like magic, Lizzy was at my side fighting back for me. That was the day I realized you need no better then a friend to trust. Plus buildings don’t fly into space.