FC: Written and Illustrated by Mary Anthony | The Divide
1: The Divide Written And Illustrated by Mary Anthony | Anthony Publishing INC. 2010
2: One day | One day Shashaya moved from a small house in Meadville, to a larger house in Union City. Until her dad got promoted from Manager, to President. In Meadville there weren’t any “high top” stores to get clothes. Yeah there was Wal-Mart and K-Mart. A girl from Union City, Amber and her group of friends didn’t think clothes from there were good enough. In Union City they have Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Justice. The first time Shashaya walked into the class room Amber and her group labeled Shashaya as poor. Which she wasn’t. She hadn’t had time to go to the Union Ville Mall.
3: Union Ville Mall
4: Amber made fun of her all the time. Until one day Shashaya had enough. Once her mom got home she told her mother. Her mother called Amber’s mom and explained what was going on. Amber’s mom made Amber apologize. Shashaya and Amber became friends. Outside of school that is.
8: Amber’s group of friends still made fun of Shashaya. Amber didn't tell them that they were friends. Amber also didn't want to lose her friends of 2 years. Shashaya told her mom once again. Amber’s mom called the other moms and explained everything.
10: As Amber and Shashaya got older the other group of friends realized how much fun Amber and Shashaya had, they decided to ask for them to forgive the group then they all became friends. They all had matching outfits, had sleep over’s, and went to the movies together! Once they all got boyfriends they didn’t get together as much. But at least once a week they had girl’s night.
12: Now the girls are juniors at Union City High. They are enjoying their life to the fullest! Half way through the year, they got a new girl. She was in the same position as Shashaya was. The girls just laughed to themselves. Met up with her one day after school and they went shopping and got the new girl clothes that matched theirs. They also realized what they did to Shashaya wasn't worth the friendship between them and Amber, and possibly making a new friend.
14: Now the larger group of girls are seniors. Getting ready to go to college. They have slowly grown apart from each other. They don’t get together once a week, and don’t have matching clothes! But the last day of school the group who was friends with Amber before Shashaya came, said sorry to Shashaya and they shouldn’t have judged her before they knew what her story was. That’s why they didn’t judge the new girl. They also realized you can never have too many friends!!
15: Best Friends!
16: Mary Anthony is a seventh grader at Cambridge Springs High School. She enjoys spending time outside in the summer. And being with her friends all the time. She also loves to read and write. In her spare time she is usual working on a craft project or shopping!! She plans on going to college in California. Majoring in Interior Design! :)