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January 24, 2011
She notices his phrasing, understands that he didn’t actually tell Billy to stop kicking his chair, and has to choke back her anger: at Jamie for not standing up for himself, at Billy for being a bully, at herself for not knowing what the right thing to say is right now.

Jamie shuffles through his notebook—he has to give a report this period—and he looks like the sheets of paper aren’t the only things he’s barely holding onto.

“Maybe Mrs. Hathaway will let you do your report tomorrow,” she says, but Jamie shakes his head.