NICE GIRLS ENDURE
BY CHRIS STRUYK-BONN
Chelsea never gets noticed for the things she’s really proud of, like her amazing voice, or her perfect feet. If she gets noticed at all, it’s for her weight, a constant topic of conversation among everyone around her. She hears about it from teachers, classmates, neighbors, even her own mother, and she decides that’s just life. Then, Chelsea gets partnered with Melody for a film-class project, and things start to get better. For once, nobody’s talking about her body, and she’s having fun. But she can’t seem to avoid or evade the popular and obnoxious Nicholas Dunn, who only ramps up his taunts. How much can one girl endure?