This reader is taking a stand against all the meanies out there!
There's a boy who has been in my classes since seventh grade. He would always make fun of my big nose, saying it was like an elephant's trunk that could pick up entire peanuts, so he called me Peanut for several months. He also mocked my lack of athletic ability (I always duck if the ball comes at me because, well, reflexes!) and he acts like it's almost funny if I stand up to anyone or speak my mind, as if it's impossible for a girl like me to have a mind of her own. Well, for all the girls out there, if you ever have the misfortune of meeting a meanie like this one, don't let him get you down. In the end, what matters is that you believe in yourself.