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  His nose was all 1)smooshed looking, like maybe his mom had dropped him when he was a baby. His ears were two - maybe even two and a half - sizes too big for his head. And his eyes! His eyes 2)bulged like they were ready to pop right out of their 3)sockets. His clothes were nice, Tim had to admit. But he was still the 4)homeliest kid he'd ever seen.

     So why was the new kid leaning1 on Jennifer Lawrence's 5)locker like they were best friends or something? She was a cheerleader and one of the coolest girls in school. And why was she smiling at him instead of twisting2 her nose all funny like she did when she looked at Tim? Strange, he thought. Really strange.

     By lunchtime, Tim had forgotten about the new kid. He sat down at his usual table - in the corner, all alone. Tim was a 6)loner. He wasn't as ugly as the new kid - just a little on the heavy side and kind of 7)nerdy. Nobody talked to Tim much, but he was used to it. He had adjusted3.

    About halfway4 through his peanut5 8)butter and 9)ketchup6 sandwich (he put ketchup on everything), Tim looked up and saw that kid again. He was holding his lunch 10)tray and standing7 over Jennifer, grinning like he'd just aced8 a math test. And she was 11)grinning, too. Then she moved over and made room on the bench next to her. Strange. Really strange.

     But even stranger was what the new kid did. Tim would have 12)plunked into that seat so fast, his lunch bag would have been left behind, just hanging in the air. But not his new kid. He shook his head, looked around and walked straight to Tim's table.

      "Mind if I join you?" he asked.

      Just like that. Mind if I join you? Like the entire eighth grade was fighting to sit at my table or something, Tim thought.

      "Sure," said Tim. "I mean no. I don't mind."

      So the kid sat down. And he came back, day after day, until they were friends. Real friends.

     Tim had never had a real friend before, but Jeff - that was his name - invited Tim to his house, on trips with his family and even hiking9. Right - Tim hiking!

     Funny thins was... one day Tim realized he wasn't so heavy anymore. All that hiking, I guess, thought Tim. And kids were talking to him, nodding to him in the hallways10, and even asking him questions about 13)assignments and things. And Tim was talking back to them. He wasn't a loner anymore.

     One day, when Jeff sat down at the table, Tim had to ask him. "Why did you sit with me that first day? Didn't Jen ask you to sit with her?"

     "Sure, she asked. But she didn't need me."

     "Need you?"

     "You did."

     "I did?"

   Tim hoped nobody was listening. This was a really 14)dumb conversation, he thought.

     "You were sitting all alone," Jeff explained. "You looked lonely and scared."


     "Uh huh, scared. I knew that look. I used to have one, too, just like it."

     Tim couldn't believe it.

     "Maybe you didn't notice, but I'm not exactly the best-looking guy in school," Jeff went on. "At my old school I sat alone. I was afraid to look up and see if anyone was laughing at me."

     "You?" Tim knew he sounded stupid, but he couldn't picture Jeff by himself. He was so outgoing.

     "Me. It took a friend to help me see that I wasn't alone because of my nose or my ears. I was alone because I never smiled or took an interest in other people. I was so concerned about myself that I never paid attention to anyone else. That's why I sat with you. To let you know someone cared. Jennifer already knew."

     "Oh, she knows, all right," Tim said as he watched two guys fighting to sit near her. Tim and Jeff both laughed. It felt good to laugh and I've been doing a lot of it lately, realized Tim.

Then Tim looked at Jeff. Really looked. He isn't so bad looking, thought Tim. Oh, not handsome or anything like that. But he isn't homely11. Jeff is my friend. That's when Tim realized that he was seeing Jeff for the first time. Months earlier all he had seen was a funny-looking nose and "15)Dumbo" ears. Now he was seeing Jeff, really seeing him.































1) smooshed  a. 扁平

2) bulged  a. 凸出的,膨胀的

3) socket   n.

4) homely   a. 朴素的,难看的

5) locker  n. 有锁的柜

6) loner   n. 孤独的人,不合群的动物

7) nerdy  a. 乏味的,讨厌的

8) butter  n. 黄油

9) ketchup  n. 番茄酱

10) tray   n. 盘,托

11) gin  v. 露齿笑

12) plunk   v. 扑通落下

13) assignment  n. 分配,任务

14) dumb   a. 蠢的

15) Dumbo   n. 一迪斯尼动画角色,大耳朵的小象。


1 leaning PpzzEH     
n.倾向,爱好,偏爱v.(使)倾斜,屈身( lean的现在分词 );倚;依赖;使斜靠
  • a leaning towards comedy rather than tragedy 偏爱喜剧而不是悲剧
  • Jackson is leaning over backwards to persuade his wealthy uncle. 杰克逊想尽种种办法去讨好他那个有钱的叔叔。 来自《简明英汉词典》
2 twisting vfBzka     
n.翘曲,扭曲v.扭,搓,缠绕( twist的现在分词 )adj.缠绕的;曲折的;转动的
  • The old peasant is twisting pieces of straw into a rope. 这位老农民正把稻草搓成绳子。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Those children have been twisting the wreath off again. 那些孩子又把花冠扭了下来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 adjusted adjusted     
adj.调整过的v.(改变…以)适应,调整,校正( adjust的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The straps can be adjusted to suit the wearer. 这些背带可进行调整以适合使用者。
  • The high school adjusted its teaching approach and cancelled its departmental system. 他们高中调整了教学方法,取消了“文理分科”。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 halfway Xrvzdq     
  • We had got only halfway when it began to get dark.走到半路,天就黑了。
  • In study the worst danger is give up halfway.在学习上,最忌讳的是有始无终。
5 peanut KmvzVi     
  • We don't have peanut oil in our family.我们家不吃花生油。
  • The peanut develops below the ground.花生在地下结果。
6 ketchup B3DxX     
  • There's a spot of ketchup on the tablecloth.桌布上有一点番茄酱的渍斑。
  • Could I have some ketchup and napkins,please?请给我一些番茄酱和纸手巾?
7 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
8 aced 9f14d4aec555930ea0824d3e850beec7     
  • I don't know how I aced in, I was lucky enough. 我不知道这好事怎么让我给碰上了,我够幸运的。 来自互联网
  • He aced every physical fitness test they gave him. 他顺利通过了他们对他所作的每项体格检查。 来自互联网
9 hiking FrjzNm     
  • He has been hiking round Scotland for a month.他围着苏格兰徒步旅行了一个月。
  • Hiking is not yet popular in China.徒步旅行在中国还不流行。
10 hallways f29f4b556a0403e1c8c6903f4eff57a5     
n.走廊,过道,门厅( hallway的名词复数 )
  • The school's hallways were adorned with beautiful streamers and banners. 学校的走廊装饰著漂亮的彩带和标语。 来自互联网
  • The lobby and hallways always smells like delicious flowers. 大堂和走廊一直闻起来像是布满了可口的花朵。 来自互联网
11 homely Ecdxo     
  • We had a homely meal of bread and cheese.我们吃了一顿面包加乳酪的家常便餐。
  • Come and have a homely meal with us,will you?来和我们一起吃顿家常便饭,好吗?
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