Introducing Brandy (Upcoming Book: True to Myself by Amanda Griffith)

Hey, My problem is I think I'm an alcoholic. How do I know? I'm really not sure, but I know I've gotten so drunk I've blacked out and said and done things I'm ashamed of. I'm trying to get over my addiction, but I'm scared. My friend Tina just asked me to go to a party. I mean, I can't stay at...

Amanda Griffith

Girl fights

Mrs. Mara Hates Me

Celia’s mom really hates my guts. I’ve been friends with Celia since kindergarten, so when I messed up last year– the only year–you would think her mom could forgive me. I screwed up. But hey! We all make mistakes. Knowing she judges me is really making life hard. Now, I’m changing, and she won’t see me improving. I read this in a magazine: “The parents of teenagers’ friends can have as much effect on teens’ decisions about substance use as …

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Tina is Making Me So Mad

This morning, all I can think about is Tina and how she only cares about herself. She always has to look better than me when we go out, like her hair, makeup, clothes. She’ll try to outdo me. Also, if she sees me with a certain nail polish color, she’ll ask me the name of the color and the brand. The next thing you know, she goes to the same nail salon and gets it. I hate it when people …

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