Jeannette starts seventh grade

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Jeannette starts seventh grade, which means she now attends the area high school, a large school  to which many of the small towns in the area bus their students. Jeannette appreciates being in a  larger school and being a less visible target for bullies. Her former bully and now friend, Dinitia, also  attends the school. Dinitia ends up pregnant however, and shortly after learning the news, Jeannette  hears that Dinitia stabbed her mom's boyfriend to death, which suggests to Jeannette that he was  the father. Jeannette does not trust boys. She is, however, growing more conscious of her looks and is  distressed by her bucked teeth. She decides to fashion some braces to wear at night, after studying  orthodontia at the library. Dad wakes her up one night and discovers her wearing her rubber-band  and wire contraption and encourages her ingenuity. Additionally, Jeannette finds comfort at her new school through participation on the school 
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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