Emily: Was that Samuel, from year 9? Maddy: Yeah, I think so. Emily: I should've known, he's Abe's brother. When I next see Abe - ! This is not on! I'm sorry, I really rigged the social circuit against you. Maddy: But you've got lots of friends now. Nobody hates you anymore. I don't know what I'm doing wrong... Emily: Hey! You're not doing anything wrong. Nobody deserves bullying or invites it. Are there any other kids hassling you? Maddy: No, everyone in year 7 and 8 have pretty much moved on. And I do have some friends now! Emily: Yeah? Maddy: Yeah. Megan and Tara. We all go to book club together. Emily: That's great! What are they like? Maddy: Um, Tara's really funny. And Megan likes horses.
--- Alt text: actually people are still pretty wary