Should You Forgive Your BFF? – Part 2

best-friends-foreverHey GirlMoguls, it’s Lily again, dishing on the BFF scene.  Did you read my last post where I talked about how my BFF since babyhood Mina totally ditched me for Popular Penny and her crew?  Well she did, and I was totally over it, but then guess what happened….

If you guessed that Popular Penny and her crew were not to be trusted and totally turned on Mina then guess what… you’re right. See that can be the problem with trying to be part of the popular crew –seems like those girls are always getting into fights and drama over silly things – and getting mad at each other.  And saying mean things about everyone else.  And making other people feel bad, just to get a laugh.  If that’s popularity, then I say no thanks.

Well, soon Mina found herself on the outs with Penny and her crew.  She looked really sad and upset hanging around school.  She even texted me a few times but I kinda of ignored her.  Finally she corned me at Candi-A-Rama right by the mini red Swedish fish and asked if we could talk.

Mina apologized to me for ditching me and for not defending me.  Turns out she was trying to get Penny to like her.   Well, duh.  And now she’s seen Penny for who she really is, and doesn’t want to be friends with her.  Of course when I asked a few of my probing questions, it also turns out that Penny doesn’t really want to be friends with her either anymore.

And now Mina wants to be friends with me again…She brought up all the fun stuff we used to do and all the memories we shared  — like the backyard campout where my brother tried to scare us by hooting like an owl.  And other stuff – my heart strings were really tugged.  But I still wasn’t sure.  I mean could I trust Mina?  After all she ditched me once.  And since I stopped hanging out with her I had met lots of other cool girls and we had a lot of fun – and so far very little drama.  I didn’t want to lose all of that just to go back to hanging with Mina 24-7…

So, fellow GirlMoguls – what would you do?  Would you take a friend back after you’d been ditched?  Could you trust her?  Or would you ditch her just like she ditched you?  Let me know what you think…and then I will tell you what I did…

GirlMogul Lily
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Dumped by Popular Demand, Book Club Part 3

The Social Experoments of Dorie Dilts
The Social Experoments of Dorie Dilts

Oh boy, we have some gossip to share with each other. As we get through the latter part of Dumped by Popular Demand, by which I mean chapter 15 through the end, the story takes some big turns.

It turns out we do find out why Grant takes Dorie as his lab partner- he picks the smartest one in the class so she or he can do the work for him! Well, Dorie will not settle for that. With Dixie by her side, she devises a plan to get Grant more involved in the project they have to embark on togther. After having a failed meeting at her house, she forces herself over Grant’s house. While he is still not helping, he seems to be paying more and more attention as the meetings go on. Meanwhile, Dixie and Dorie join the Dance Committee in order to get closer to the Holly Trinity. Although Dorie may not believe it, the Holly trinity is not interested in her. Holly even says her part of the committee is full when Dorie goes to sign up, but lets other girls sign up after Dorie leaves. She is so mean!

Anyway, Dorie joins Alexis’ committee with Dixie and tries to figure out the next step to popularity. Grant is opening up more to her, but it’s just not happening. Then, at one study break, Dorie involves food because she knows Grant likes to cook. This works! But, his mom interrupts and embarrasses Grant. Luckily for Dorie, he says he has a date for his brother’s wedding out of frustration, and means Dorie. Grant is going out with Dorie! We’re finally getting somewhere with this plan. Now, Dorie gets the Holly trinity to have the impression that her and Grant are dating. The gossip girl of Greenview, Tara, spreads the rumors perfectly and instantly the Holly Trinity is super interested in Dorie.

The next step has to go into play. Dorie tries to get Grant to dump her. But, everything she does, like being clingy, end s up being something that grant likes. In the end, he finds out about her plan and dumps her. Dixie also gets upset as to how much attention she gives the Holly trinity and not him. Yet, when Dorie is left with the Holly Trinity as friends, she realizes that both Dixie and Grant were better people, and better friends. She defends Grant, dumps the Holly Trinity, and restores her friendship with Dixie. Now, that’s what I call a happy ending. After finishing the novel, I thought of some interesting questions you can talk about with your friends, or write about in a journal of your own!

If Dorie left Grant and Dixie out of the picture and stayed friends with the Holly trinity, do you think she would’ve fit in? Did Dorie have anything else in common with the girls she so desperately wanted to be friends with?

What did Dorie learn about being a good friend and a good person? How did her interactions with grant’s family make her see Grant differently at home than in school?

Did you like the ending? Would you have changed the way Dorie treated people and her goals?

GirlMogul Poppy
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