My Understanding Brother
Last updated 7/27/2013 at 5:51pm
When I stepped from the classroom into the hallway, somehow, it seemed more crowded with kids even shorter and smaller than last year. Was it because I was feeling self-conscious about being a head taller than most of them?
As two girls passed, I heard their giggles.
“Did you see her? She’s so tall!”
“She’s almost a giant,” the other girl snickered.
I fought back embarrassed tears. Why did I grow so tall over the summer?
In the lunch area, my friends from last year, Rita and April, looked up at me as we met in a flurry of quick greetings. When Rita shaded her eyes to lo...