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Six Words on Middle School: 'The Drama Years' Winners

In the ‘dramatic’ conclusion to our first-ever SMITHTeens giveaway, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of the Six Words on Middle School challenge!

Below are the brief, bold, backward-glancing submissions of those memoirists who will be receiving a free copy of The Drama Years: Real Girls Talk About Surviving Middle School: Bullies, Brands, Body Image by Haley Kilpatrick with Whitney Joiner. Enjoy their explorations of friends, fears and coping strategies, and thanks to all who entered!

Wasted precious time perfecting my looks. — songwriter
Overzealous caterpillar, then a meager butterfly. — norwegiangrumblybird
Cropped out of the friendship photo. — always
Skip lunch: how it all began. — FaeNotMyName
Ignored them, stuck nose in book. — lacrossemiddie
Preppy. Emo. Scene. I was everything. — smallsaddenedsearching.


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