Cody S. Rowell
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The New Kid at School Who's Not Very Cool
by Cody S. Rowell

Pete Perkins is that boy that we all can
remember who came into our classroom
mid-year and stood out like a sore thumb.
The students looked and treated him as if he
were an alien from outer space who was not
welcome. With worn out shoes, a torn jacket,
and an all around look of despair, Pete
Perkins sat quietly and nervously wondering
what would happen next. Lilly Caroline is that
girl we all knew who was full of kindness and
making humanitarian efforts at the age of
eight. She feels Pete’s pain, and after
serious contemplation and advice from her
mom, Lilly befriends him not knowing how
her friends will react.