The Days Before Christmas

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

One not-so-special morning at school, Martin stumbles across a mysterious, aloof girl named Clare in a chance encounter. He finds her interesting - and later discovers that nearly the entire school mocks her existence.

Unwilling to believe in her tragic situation, he decides to help turn it all around for her. He invites her to the Christmas dance, where hopefully he will be able to make some nice memories with her.

But can they really fight against impending misfortune?

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The Days Before Christmas

One not-so-special morning at school, Martin stumbles across a mysterious, aloof girl named Clare in a chance encounter. He finds her interesting - and later discovers that nearly the entire school mocks her existence.

Unwilling to believe in her tragic situation, he decides to help turn it all around for her. He invites her to the Christmas dance, where hopefully he will be able to make some nice memories with her.

But can they really fight against impending misfortune? Read Chapter

2 His classes go on as usual. First is his mathematics class where his teacher goes on about Calculus, much like how a geek would gle... Read Chapter

3 It is tomorrow morning. It's gotten so cold that the teachers decide to let everyone in early. Martin notices the posters all over ... Read Chapter

4 The monochromatic hallways are always an eyesore. Clare hauls her binders to her locker, doing her best to ignore all the voices th... Read Chapter

5 "Seriously, why become a spider?" Martin goes – they are walking home from school, he and Clare, and the dimming sun grazes their... Read Chapter

6 "I saw him by the washrooms," Clare tells Martin. "Enrique." "Did something happen?" Martin puts away his phone – he's been p... Read Chapter

7 On the night of the Christmas dance, Clare is dressed in her spider dress, her coat on, waiting by her doorstep for any sign of Luc... Read Chapter

8 The student council room is a neutral white from the flourescent lighting, where you could hear the faint buzz of the lamps that sl... Read Chapter

9 "Where is Clare? What happened to her?" Martin is asking David in the hallway. After he'd removed the tack from his suit, he went b... Read Chapter

10 The end of the hallway is mainly a dead end – it was originally supposed to lead out the back side of the school to the basketba... Read Chapter

11 There was a dream Martin had once, where he would be chasing after an unknown girl – her face and appearance he does not clearly... Read Chapter

The Ugly Duckling a faerytale by Hans Christian Andersen It was lovely summer weather in the country, and the golden corn, the gree... Read Chapter