“'I'm sorry,' I say. 'About being a bit odd sometimes, at school.'

Camille shakes her head. 'You really have to stop saying that. Incessant apologizing is never an attractive trait.'

'You're right. The thing is, I really am quite bad, you know, with people.'

'Ah, them. People. Yes, it's hard.'

'And I have a lot, sometimes, going on in my head.'

'Join the club.'

'There's a club?'

'No. There are too many people in clubs. But it's fine. Be how you want to be.'”

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