I have made such a mess of my life. It seems as though the harder I try, the more things go wrong. I just do not seem to fit in anywhere. Kris just broke up with me. I guess I am just not as good-looking as the other guys. I will never be able to keep any girl friend. And my grades have slipped. Good grades are really important to Mom and Dad. I do not think I fit their idea of the perfect son. I feel lonely and, well — different. Nothing in my life right now seems worth the bother.