The Spring Fling isn't the only thing going on at school. There are also tryouts for the school play and gymnastics tryouts.
Can you believe they're doing Romeo and Juliet this year? Just about every girl in the 7th and 8th grade wants to be Juliet. Except for me of course, I'll never make it. I bet they give it to Meredith Hopkins, they usually do. Thing is, she can't act her way out of a paper bag.
And Natalie? She ran up to me today in the hallway, with none of her hangers-on. "Haley, I have to talk to you."
"I have to tell you that I'm leaving the newspaper."
"Just as well," I said, "you hardly come nowadays."
"But you haven't heard why. Guess what? I'm trying out for the gymnastics team!"
"That's great!" I said. "I have to ask, though -- why gymnastics?" I really wanted to know, because most of the girls on the team are major snobs, especially that Bridget O'Shaughnessy.
"I've been taking gymnastics classes since I was five."
I shrugged. "I guess that's as good a reason as any."