shy

Pure-Bred

Jenny Gallagher was painfully shy. She was the kind of girl you could be in a class with all semester and never realize she was there until the last day of class, when she tripped on a desk leg or sneezed during the final. She was a nonentity at my high school. One day I decided to say something to her. I had literally never seen a person even speak to her about anything. Even the teachers seemed to sense that she was too shy to be called on during class, and not one of...

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