BC: Cassie you will be truley missed.... :'( | Love, Your Ex Best friend..Lia
FC: My Life As Lia | My Journal | Wintergirls By: Laurie Halse Anderson
1: I dedicate this to my family, and my deceased friend Cassie. I dedicate this to them because my family has always supported me(my dad mostly) even though he's always busy, and my deceased friends Cassie, (even though her family brain washed her into thinking I was a bad influence on her).
3: It all began when my best friend Cassie had died...we got into a big fight and we ended up not being friends anymore. It has been a couple weeks since the friendship...dead, that is all i think of when i think of Cassie. I cry constantly, she was or used to be my best friend, then we had that stupid fight. and now she's dead, "body found in a motel room, alone....(Pg.4) that's all she will ever be now, dead. She's never coming back.
5: I can't believe he would do that to me. I mean i love him and everything, but i didn't even get a say in any of it. I want him to be happy and live a good live, but Jennifier is so....not what I imagined, and i do not complain when she asks me to do things, for example "can you take Emma to soccer practice, it starts at five"(Pg.4), i don't mind, i just want a little appreciation. | Her daughter Emma, is very controlling and abrasive. But I'm moving out soon to go to collage pretty soon anyway. So as long as he's happy. i am happy.
7: I cannot believe her mother did that to me. i cannot believe her family brainwashed her. i did nothing bad and she won't even believe me. What kinda friend is that? | Cassie's parents are telling her that i am a bad influence on her. So now she won't believe me, and were not friends anymore. what kinds of sense does that make?" she is a bad influence on you" (5) | Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen
8: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. -Unknown
9: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH | Why did Cassie allow her parents to do that. Why couldn't she see through the lies. if she hadn't believed them we would still be friends now, and hopefully she wouldn't be dead. She knew I never meant for anything bad to happen. and we were like perfect best friends. her mom said "I was a bad influence, and that i'm turning her bad" (17). I still cannot get over that.
10: Why was Cassie's mom so judge mental. every time i went over there she would act so nice, but Cassie told me what she was actually saying. why couldn't she just say it to my face? why did she have to be so secretive about it? i had nothing against her. "she is a bad influence on you Cassie" (17), that is the thing Cassie told me she said, after i left Cassie's house. | Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -Buddha
11: "she is a bad influence on you", and "your making all the wrong decisions because of her" (17-18). that is the last thing Cassie said her mom said to her before we stopped talking to each other. She was so quick to believe her parents and her family, that she didn't even think twice to think about what was the actual truth. her family brain washed her into thinking all of those things and more. I still can't get over it.
13: Her dad was a ray of sunshine. i think she got her happiness from him. for some reason he was always happy, and rarely had anything bad to say about anyone. "hi Lia how are you today", and "have a nice night girls" (10)were just some of the things he would say to us. and when i left while Cassie's mom would talk smack about me, he would ignore her because it wasn't true, well at least that's what Cassie told me.
14: Oh Boy...School was so much fun with Cassie. Somehow she would always make it fun. She was a big ball of sunshine,or at least at school. I'm pretty sure she got all that happiness from her dad. She helped me get through history, math class, and every class basically. because she made it fun. "she would always make funny faces toward me when the teacher turned around" (12). she was a special person, and now she's gone.
16: Cassie was so much fun. anywhere she was, "she truely lit up the room with her happiness"(8). she was good academically. she loved hanging out with friends, that was her favorite thing to do. she was very pretty, and nice too. at home things didn't go to smoothly though, she never seemed quite as happy around her mom. she would never tell me why though, i wonder....
19: I miss her so much. "She was always the highlight of my day" (9). When i was having a tough time at home, she would always be there for me. and i could call her for anything, and anytime. she made me smile, and have fun. she was truley unique and special. i just can't get over that she's gone..it seemed like just yesterday we were having fun, and painting our nails together. and now she's gone. everyone that knew her was truley devistated. especially her parents (her dad).
20: Cassie will definatly be remebered. I will never forget her. she will always be in the back of my head. i will always remeber " body found in a hotel room....alone" (5) i will never forget the good times we had, and i will try not to remeber the bad times. i want to remeber her in a good way,not a bad one. after all i would want to be remeberd in a good way also.