Dear Annie: I’m a sophomore in high school. I never had much social stability as a child because my family moved around a lot and I was often in a different school every semester. I’ve always been that pretty girl who becomes an outcast as soon as she speaks or says something stupid.
I thought high school would be different, but it’s not. As soon as I try to make conversation, I’m labeled “weird” or “annoying.” The kids at school point at me and laugh when I talk. I don’t consider it bullying, because people don’t say anything to my face or threaten me. I just know when they give me that smirk.