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Meredith S.

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Hey SMITHTeeners, we're trying something new here on our Games forum this week, and we hope you'll check it out: It's a book giveaway with a six-word twist!

To celebrate the release of The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School: Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More, an exploration of middle school trials and tribulations as told by girls who lived it, we're inviting you all to share your sixes on the subject. What six words best describe your middle school experience? Was there drama? Did you feel like you created the drama? Tell us in the comments (fitting past memoirs are fair game) by Sunday, April 21, and you could win a free copy of The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick with Whitney Joiner. We'll be giving away six books total and also featuring a handful over on the SMITH site. Check out a few great drama-centric memoirs below for inspiration and good luck with your sixes! 


Drama is metal, I'm the magnet. - Footballgirl217
Lost popularity, gained my best friend. - PurpleStarSunshine
Bible camp is apparently drama camp.  - ShayLovely
I'm the one they gossip about.  -  Katniss

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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 11:26:15 AM »
overzealous caterpillar, then a meager butterfly.
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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 12:00:33 PM »
Bruises from locker-shoving. My normal day.

Could be popular if I tried.
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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 12:32:14 PM »
  • Middle school: awful substitute for Hogwarts.
    French class was always overly dramatic.
    They all usually ignore my eccentricity.
    They all became strangers over summer.
    Submersed myself in reading to escape.
    Eyeliner smears along with the tears.
    I don't know who I am.
    Nobody ever notices how I feel.
    Care to explain your inside jokes?
    Six words can't describe my loneliness.
    Treated invisibly. Don't own invisibility cloak.
    Ran into ex in the hall.
    I'm not exactly a popular girl.
    Cropped out of the friendship photo.
    Not ever going to be popular.
    Love isn't perfect in middle school.
    Clutching books, walking swiftly through hallways.
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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 12:46:09 PM »
Mute with her own unique silence.
Baggy shirts hid my evident insecurity.
Skip lunch: how it all began.
Evaded drama with a wallflower reputation.



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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 12:49:48 PM »
Fled to bathroom, escaping school's reality.
Never part of the "in crowd"
Gallons of tears = middle school years.
Hypocritical administrators ruin my entire day.
Ignored them, stuck nose in book.
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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 04:51:08 PM »
Hell on ice, or maybe wheels.
Bullying continued, so did my rebellion.
Bruises from school and home too.
Joined band, became "that gay girl"

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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 04:56:43 PM »
Best friend always made me cry.
Get boyfriend. Get dumped. Cry. Repeat.
Preppy. Emo. Scene. I was everything.

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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 09:18:40 PM »
Said, "Excuse me," to go cry.
Planning out my emotions before hand.
Came out. Cried. He held me.
Awkwardly thinking of you in bathroom.
Being invisible failed. They saw me.
Couldn't spell, "language" until 6th grade.
They deal insults like poker cards.

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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 11:10:53 AM »
Chinky honor student, designer welfare girl
Hey SMITHTeeners, we're trying something new here on our Games forum this week, and we hope you'll check it out: It's a book giveaway with a six-word twist!

To celebrate the release of The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School: Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More, an exploration of middle school trials and tribulations as told by girls who lived it, we're inviting you all to share your sixes on the subject. What six words best describe your middle school experience? Was there drama? Did you feel like you created the drama? Tell us in the comments (fitting past memoirs are fair game) by Sunday, April 21, and you could win a free copy of The Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick with Whitney Joiner. We'll be giving away six books total and also featuring a handful over on the SMITH site. Check out a few great drama-centric memoirs below for inspiration and good luck with your sixes! 


Drama is metal, I'm the magnet. - Footballgirl217
Lost popularity, gained my best friend. - PurpleStarSunshine
Bible camp is apparently drama camp.  - ShayLovely
I'm the one they gossip about.  -  Katniss



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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2012, 04:20:19 PM »
My six word memoirs are:
~Always sad, never noticed, no friends.
~Too much drama, so much sadness.
~Pushed down, stood, shook it off.
~Won game in gym, created drama.
~Practice sports, all alone, so sad.
~If I left, would people notice?
~Wish I could have more friends.
~Hurt myself, nobody noticed or cared.
~Really want to leave this place.
~I struggle, I cry, I hurt.
~Joined cheer-leading, became "The Wannabe", cried.
~Collected all my tears, had rivers.
~Cried once in class, became "Crybaby"
~She got another friend, ditched me.
~Bullies, someday I'll be your boss.
~Revenge is sweet, forgiveness is hard.
~Forgiveness is hard, but I try.
~Don't they know that it hurts?
~So much sadness, not enough tears.
~Who else cries themselves to sleep?
~I don't have to follow them.
~I am NOT your personal slave.
~My pet doesn't like me, cries.
~Why can't the school years end?!
~Liars say I create the drama.
~"Hey, sometimes body image ISN'T everything!"
~Get beat up, hide the bruises.

I have a lot of drama in my school.  There is phone- stealing, bullying (a lot towards me), and major popularity cliques.  I don't fit in.  My school doesn't appreciate the good things in life.  They only care about popularity and getting noticed by other people.  If their was a conceited contest my school would win no doubt.  People stare at me when I wear my sports jacket or mention sports.  Sometimes I just want to move to a place where sports is almost worshiped because there I might actually fit in.  I don't really create the drama except when a popular tells me what to do and I don't do it.
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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 04:47:06 PM »
I love this! Thanks for making this game!:)


Ran from drama. It followed me.
Crying in bathroom yet another day.
I'm starting to believe their insults.
More to me than they realize
Teendom threatens to break this girl
Wasted precious time perfecting my looks.
Others believed in me. I didn't.
Laughed and pretended it didn't hurt.
Mood changes as much as weather.
Why do I keep trusting people?
Outsider in a tight bunch. Again.
Scared of not being little anymore
People don't see past my glasses.

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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 01:59:46 PM »
Fought and cried, but still friends.

Bad memories forgotten; good will last.

Drama's always around, but soon forgotten.

Drama only made the experience better.

Boys can contribute to the drama...

Drama can destroy a great friendship.

I leave junior high  much wiser.

Friends become enemies; enemies become friends. 

Rumors hurt the person who gossips.

Drama makes an eternal footprint within.

Regaining trust is hard to do.

What goes around comes back around.

Emotional scars are hard to erase.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 05:07:34 PM by k97 »

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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 08:18:10 AM »
I was the bitch they hated.
One boy, three years, unrequited infatuation.
Grace starved. Alyssa cut. I studied.
Myspace Bulletins: Where the drama happened.

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Re: 'The Drama Years' Giveaway: Submit Six Words on Middle School To Win!
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 05:52:14 PM »
When do we find out who won?

 

 

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