Being a new boy in high school can be very difficult.Because everybody is just trying to fit in and be accepted into the popularcrowds. As for Josh Crawford it was particularly difficult because he was justthe average boy, well brought up and still finding his passion but trying hisbest to get through school and not always the most popular. Unfortunately forJosh he was easily influenced and being a part of a big school in hostel didn’thelp at all, because he desperately wanted to fit and be accepted.
Within the first few days of being in hostel with themost reckless boys in his grade he tried to make friends with them but remainfar from the naughty and disrespectful antics they got up to. As days turned toweeks, and weeks turned to months, Josh remained true to himself but started torealize he become more desperate to become part of this crowd because he wouldgreet these boys more than twice a day and happen to linger around the boyslike a bad fart. Until one day in Physics class he arrived and found one of theboys in his seat but was too scared to make a scene so looked for any open seatand came across an open one where a girl sat, Tracey who was somewhat the sametype of character as himself – only far more involved in the grade and acceptedslightly more than josh.So josh plucked up the courage to go and sit next toher and as he approached the desk she offered before he could even ask whichenlighten so much that it trigged a talkative side of josh he even knew henever had. Overtime he built a very stable relationship with Tracey, the groupof boys notice this girl he is with and start to greet him when he is not justwith Tracey but by himself.
For this time being he had slowly started to stopworrying about now fitting in and being accepted because he was finding hisfeet. And as he grew and cherished what he was becoming, hecouldn’t have asked for better he started to hang out with this popular crowd,which made him feel important and happier than before and slowly started tobecome like them, talk like them and act slightly like them in class but wouldtry remain himself with Tracey but Tracey started to realize what he wasbecoming like them but Josh promised he would never become like one of them andstay true to himself.Until one day the he was dared by the boys to trip aboy they were walking with on their way to Physics but josh never realized theflight of stairs below and blinded by the excitement, he tripped the boy, whofell down the stairs and never got up and them finding it historical then cameto their senses the he could get up and the Physics teacher came running out tosee what the commotion was and saw the boy lying there. And Tracey just lookedat josh in sheer disappointment.And before he knew it he was suspended and had chargesagainst him, and within a few weeks with no response from nor his “friends” orTracey.
He arrived back at school, although this time with no one and backwhere he started only to find out that the boy was paralyzed for life. After a while he realized the severity of hisactions and what he lost a true friend and independence and gained the sight ofhow kids are easily influenced by the people around them in this day in age.