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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,747 / 136 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.7
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 925
Added to site: 2005.02.18 9638
Genre: Romance

a little sad as I spoke the truth out to her, for I am fifteen years old, and fifteen are a good many years to live lonely. "I haven't any friends in all the world. We have traveled everywhere trying to get mother well, but I've had no chance to make friends. This is the first time a girl ever talked to me in my life, and I never did talk to a boy--and I never want to."

"Oh, Phyllis, how dreadful!" said Roxanne; and she gave me such a hug around the neck that it hurt awfully, only I liked it. It did feel funny to have somebody sniffing tears of sympathy against your cheek, and I didn't know exactly what to do. Petting has to be learned by degrees and you can't come to it suddenly. But I was happy.

And I'm happier to-night than I ever was in my life, only still scared quite a little, too. I wonder how the boys and girls are going to like Roxanne's being friends with me. How can they hate me if I haven't ever done anything to them? It makes me nervous to think about it, and that combined with the secret

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

Phyllis is a sad and lonely girl who has just moved to a new town and doesn't have any friends when she starts writing in a diary that she calls Louise. Louise chronicles Phyllis's life as she starts to make friends and learn about life. A good read.



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