Brand New Me (Watty Awards 2013)
It's true that everyone has a story. It's also true that everyone judges someone before they know them. Well, this is true for me. I am Elena Brooks and no one knows the story behind my permanently sad expression. The people who don't know me personally, makes fun of me because of my abusive and drunken mother. They don't know what happens behind the closed doors of my home though.
They don't know how sad I really am; how I’m hurting in the inside because they don't care. I didn't think the end of my senior year could get any better because luck wasn't something that was on my side until I met Christopher Brie. I also didn't think that he would be someone to take interest in my average features, but for the first time in my life, my dreams came true.
With the help, support, advice and friendship that Christopher gave me, I can finally say that I was becoming a Brand New Me.