Boarding School Beginnings

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In the past few weeks, Hartfield has become more of a home to me than the place where I have spent the first thirteen years of my life living with my parents and brother. However, I have spent
half of my time here befuddled by the expectations and conversations around me. I spend much of my day wondering whether I actually belong here and waiting for someone to realize they have made a
mistake. School was never too difficult for me in the past; now, however, homework takes me hours, sometimes even days, to complete, and it still does not feel as if I have done it correctly. Since
starting Hartfield, I have been inundated with new vocabulary words. Sometimes I feel I am the only one who doesn’t understand what is going on. I find myself cowering from everyone, hoping the
teacher does not call on me, because I am so lost. Now that Melinda has adjusted to living at boarding school, she finds herself having to adjust to her challenging course load on top of her
extracurricular activities. As if that weren’t enough, Melinda has her first boyfriend! Can she handle life at boarding school?

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Submitted: August 26, 2018

  Everyone has their own Thinking Place: a place to sit and simply, well, think. Unlike most people, however, my Thinking Plac... Read Chapter

The New Roommate

Submitted: August 26, 2018

food from dining hall sandwich, salad, baked stuffed shells so many choices   Slightly before six, after Melinda ha... Read Chapter

Game Time

Submitted: August 26, 2018

Field Hockey. Cross Country. Football and more football. These are strange words to me. Sunday night, when my roommate tol... Read Chapter


Submitted: August 27, 2018

Have you ever seen someone who looks just like someone you know, but you know they couldn’t be that person? Well, that happened to me t... Read Chapter