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1: Introduction Date: 5.20.2010 I can't believe this is my first diary. I mean at the age of nine it is a little late. Anyway the idea is exciting. I guess these pages will learn all of my worst secrets. Lets start with a little about me and my life. My name is Kristen Davis and I'm nine years old. I'm only four feet two inches tall, which is horrible. It seems like everyone is taller than me. Mom said I'll get taller as I grow older, but I think she's just saying that to make me feel

2: better. My hair is jet black and touches just below my shoulders. I am not sure why, but when I get nervous my dark green eyes begin to shift and I start to twirl my hair over and over again. The only people who know this is my parents and my three closest friends: Stacy and Malorie Lewis and Robin Johnson. We've know each other since the first grade. Even though we are so different we get along so well. Stacy and Malorie are sisters. Twins to be exact. Both are strawberry blonds

3: with hazel eyes. Their eyes are always narrowed in thought. Every week they create some sort of risky plan in order to get what they want. When in front of adults or a group of new people they are so polite and sweet. The act like the picture perfect nine year olds. However, when it is just the four of us, their real personality comes out. Those twins can be very sneaky and manipulative. The only people they don't try to manipulate are themselves, Robin, and me.

4: Robin is the exact opposite. She has long, curly, black hair that she tends to hide behind. She really is a quiet girl who hates to take risks. She has been sucked into so many of Malorie and Stacy's plans. I don't know why she does it. Maybe it is simply because she knows they would never do anything to purposely put her in harms way. I'm more like the glue of the group. I keep everyone together (not that we can stay mad at each other long). I'm also like a mix between Robin and the

5: twins. I try to make a lot of my decisions based off what is right and what is wrong; however, I do love a thrill every now and then.....

6: Date: 5/21/2010 Tomorrow will be the first day of summer vacation. Stacy, Malorie, Robin, and I are so excited. We've been planning all week on what we want to do. Maybe we should go swimming, maybe we should go shopping, or maybe... I don't know. We are so undecided right now. Do you know the feeling that time goes by so slowly when you are anticipating the arrival of something? Well that's what I'm going through right now. I'm

7: actually in class. Ms. Donaldson is going on and on talking about summer safety. The clock above her desk says that it is 1:50 pm. That means that we have another ten minutes until we can get out of here. Malorie had that squinted eye look for the past 15 minutes. I wonder what she's thinking about. Malorie just passed Stacy a note, who read it and passed it to Robin, who read it , shook her head then passed it to

8: me .....OH MY GOD!!!! I knew she was concocting another plan. I'm not sure that I like it. I'll have to talk to her after school......

9: Date: 5/22/2010 What have I gotten myself into? Stacy and Malorie have been eying these really expensive jeans at Chic Fashion in the mall. I knew they wanted them, but to go this far? Malorie wants us to go the store today, try on some clothes, and cover them while they slip on the jeans and take them. I tried to tell them about all of the trouble we could get into, but

10: all they could think about was the jeans. Then they did it, they both started talking at the same time. One telling me, " If you are truly our friend you'd do this." The other saying, " Come on Kristen, there's no way we'd get caught." Then they went on and on until I gave in. Then we all looked at Robin who was looking down at her shoes. She started mumbling about how she thought we really shouldn't do it and what her parents would

11: about her if we were to get caught. I pulled her to the side and told her not to worry about it. Malorie was right. If everything did go according to plan how would we get caught? She asked me if I really believed that and even though I knew I could very well be wrong, I said, "Yes." Then I knew. She was sucked into another plan. We are supposed to go to Chic Fashion in about an hour. I'm so nervous. I'll write

12: when I get back. 7:30 pm I think we got away with it. Here's what happened. When we got to the mall we went straight for the store. We looked around, tried on some things and tried to act normal. The twins wore some jeans that were the same color as the ones they wanted and switched them in the changing room. They removed all of the tags and told

13: one of the workers that we didn't find anything. The teenager was so busy looking in a magazine that she didn't realize anything that was out of order. She said O.K. without looking up. Then we left the store. The twins were so happy. They laughed all of the way out of the clothing store. The worry was evident on Robins face. Malorie realized it before Stacy did. They told her it was over and to stop worrying about it. We

14: stopped at an ice-cream parlor, where Stacy took it upon herself to pay for Robin's sundae. Our parents came and we all went our separate ways. Now I'm just laying in bed, writing this confession. I feel a little relieved that it is all over. Hopefully tomorrow I can pretend that none of this ever happened.

15: Date: 5/29/2010 Sorry, Diary. I know I haven't written for a while, but this week has been hectic. I don't know where to start. Lets just say nothing went according to plan. The Sunday after the theft, we went down to the the beach. We were enjoying ourselves, drinking fruit smoothies and lying in the sun. When we went back into a nearby drink shop it came on the television: "These four young ladies are wanted for the theft

16: of two pairs of $250 jeans. Two appear to be twins with strawberry blond hair. They are seen here leaving the store with the stolen pants on. The other two girls are believed to be accomplices. One is wearing white shorts, tennis, and a light pink shirt and has mid-back length, dark, curly hair. The other is wearing a dark blue shirt and jean shorts with flip flops and has black shoulder length hair. Once

17: again, if you have seen these girls, please contact you local police station." Needless to say all of our mouths were hanging open just staring at the screen. Some guy turned to us and said, "Aren't those the -." Before he could finish we ran for the door. We all went to my house. Neither of my parents watch TV much so we were pretty sure that they didn't know.... yet. We went up to my bedroom and sat down.

18: Robin broke down in tears. That's was the first time I saw Stacy get mad at her. She started yelling at her, telling her to pull herself together and that this is no time for tears. She told us that we had to figure out a plan. I couldn't believe she said that! We had to turn ourselves in. I mentioned this and the twins didn't want to hear it. Malorie said that the best thing would be to stay home for a couple of days

19: The following Monday, everything went from bad to worse. Robin's mom was the first find out what had happened. I was in my room when I heard the phone ring. With all that was going on, I ran to get it. Before I could say anything, Robin said,"She knows." I started to get frantic,"What do you mean she knows? Who is she? Robin? Robin?!" She just sniffled and said, " My mom. She found out today. We

20: shouldn't have done it Kris. We should have stayed out of it" Then she hung up the phone. I tried to call her back, but no one answered. The rest of the day I was so worried and anxious. I didn't know if Robin's mom would call my mom that day or the next, but I knew it would be soon. I went to my bed and cried. I felt so helpless. The worst part was that I know I shouldn't have done it!

21: Tuesday the unbelievable happened. Someone had recognized us from the television show and called in. I heard someone banging on the front door, but I couldn't hear what they were saying. When I walked by, I saw my mom talking to a police officer. She looked so confused. She kept telling him that she thought he had the wrong girl and there was no way that I would get involved in anything of that nature. I ran to my room and

22: closed the door. I couldn't believe it. It hadn't even been one week and the cops were at my front door! I screamed into my pillow and threw it across the room. It was all Stacy and Malorie's fault. No! It was my fault for putting myself in that situation. Then I heard it: "Kristen Marie Davis, Get down here right now!!!" I could feel my whole body freeze. I know this was just the beginning and it would get much

23: worse. I went downstairs and the officer proceeded in arresting me and reading me my rights. I couldn't believe it. I was only nine years old, this wasn't supposed to be happening. Well, I guess it did.

24: When we got to the police station, the cop, Officer Brown, told me that everyone else was also in custody. I passed by a room and saw Malorie and Stacy sitting with puffy, red eyes and tear stained cheeks. I know then that no plan would get them out of this. Officer Brown led me to a room about three doors down. When he opened the door I saw Robin sitting there. She looked at me and turned her head. There

25: was nothing for me to say, so I stared at my tennis and sat in silence. After about an hour, I could hear my dad's booming voice. "Where is she?!" He repeated this over and over. I heard a female telling him to follow her. I could hear the click of her heels getting louder and louder. Then the door banged open. "Kristen, have you lost your mind?!" I didn't know what to say to my dad. He'd always saw me as a little

26: angel. The female asked him to calm down, but he just stared at her in disbelief. "Calm down? Did you tell me to calm down?! My nine year old daughter has just been arrested for theft! There is no way I will be calm!" He looked at me, "What do you have to say for yourself?!" I didn't know what to say. I managed to stammer, "I'm sorry."

27: He acted like he couldn't believe his ears. "Sorry? I'm going to make sure you understand the meaning of 'sorry.' When you get out of here there will be no TV, no telephone, no no outings, no contact what so ever with these girls. You are grounded until I say that you aren't. Do you understand me?!" My eyes began to water,"Yes sir."

28: After about five hours, my dad was able to get me out. The entire car ride home was filled with silence. I think I would have preferred his anger over his disappointment. I truly started to realize how bad I'd messed up.

29: When we got home. My dad told me to go to my room. I could hear my mom crying and my dad saying he didn't know what he was going to do with me. I looked around my room and realized that while I was gone, my mom took everything out of my room. My stereo, my television, my computer, all gone. I sighed and curled up in my bed. I forced myself to go to sleep. When I woke up, I went downstairs and looked in the

30: refrigerator. One of my parents had wrapped me a plate of food. I popped it in the microwave and stared at it go around and around waiting for the ding. I took it out and ate. I was so worn out that I didn't even realize what I was eating. I just chewed and swallowed, chewed and swallowed. Hopefully all of it was a really bad dream.

31: Wednesday and Thursday were pretty much the same. I didn't get to go anywhere. All I did was chores. Everything was off limits and my mom and dad were watching me like hawks. On Friday, a peak of sunshine come through. The owner of Chic Fashion called to say that he had dropped the charges once he'd realized how young we were. He said everyone makes mistakes as a child and he was one of the few to understand

32: that. So, today is Saturday. I'm still grounded and probably will be for the rest of my life.

33: Date: 5/31/2010 Today I overheard my parents saying that the twins and Robin were grounded, but they did know that the charges were dropped. When all of this is over, I don't think I try to go against my conscious again. If I had only stuck to what I believe, none of this would have happened.. I guess it took all of this in order to get me to find out. Don't worry, it won't happen again.

34: That is if I ever get out of the house in order to be presented with the opportunity again. I know what I did was wrong and how silly it was to think that I would actually get away with it. I have definitely learned my lesson.

35: Glossary

36: Page 2 twirl- turn in a twisting or spinning motion. page 3 risky- dangerous polite- showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc. manipulative- skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage page 4 opposite- contrary or different purposely- intentionally page 5 decisions- something that is decided; a judgment ; resolution thrill- a sudden wave of excitement or emotion, sometimes manifested as a tremor or tingling sensation passing through the body

37: Page 6 undecided- not having one's mind firmly made up anticipating- to look forward to Page 8 concocting- to make up; to create Page 9 expensive- costly; high-priced page 10 mumbling- speaking in a low manner page 13 evident- plain or clear to the sight or understanding realized- to grasp or understand clearly page 14 confession- admission Page 15 hectic- chaotic

38: according- to be in agreement Page 16 accomplices- a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing page 19 frantic- frenzied sniffled- to sniff repeatedly, as from a head cold or in holding back tears page 20 anxious- uneasy page 21 unbelievable- to improbable to be believed involved- included; engaged page 23 proceeded- continued page 24 custody- the keeping or charge of officers of the law

39: Page 26 stared- to gaze fixedly and intently with the eyes open disbelief- amazement managed- to succeed in getting done stammer- to speak with involuntary breaks and pauses page 29 sighed- to let out one's breath loudly page 31 charges- accusation page 33 overheard- to hear without the speaker's knowledge conscious- - a mental guide that allows one to be sensible of wrongdoing page 34 presented- given; offered opportunity- chance

40: what did you learn?

41: what are the names of the main characters? How old are the girls? what was the plan that caused so much trouble? did the girls get away with it? what was the lesson that you learned?

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  • Nine year old Kristen, gets into a world of trouble. Along with three other friends, she helps commit a "harmless" crime and suffers the consequences. This book teaches children about making the right choices and the reality of what could happen if they don't.
  • Tags: children's book, morals, theft, teaching children not to steal, peer pressure, speaking up
  • Published: over 9 years ago