Dear Fairy Godmother,
I have a hard time fitting in at my high school. I’m a nerd and I don’t have many friends. Most people just don’t seem to get me. Should I try to be more like the other kids to fit in?
No matter what, do not change who you are for the sake of gaining friends. True friends embrace you fully, quirks, interests, and all. Instead, look for friends who have similar tastes. You say you are a bookworm? See who else frequents the library. Look for others who don’t seem to fit in with the “in” crowd. You’d be surprised how many people feel the same way you do.
Don’t forget, the best way to make friends is to try! You won’t make any friends by sitting alone wishing for friends.
Your Fairy Godmother