Katie is my secret bully.
A lot of people would be surprised to know this because they think she's my friend. And she does act like my friend...sometimes.
But lately, I'm not so sure.
Katie and I have known each other since kindergarten. We've spent a lot of time together because we like doing the same kinds of things: making perfumes with flowers picked from my yard, playing soccer in the rain, sharing secrets, and spying on our bossy, know-it-all brothers.
I love being around Katie when she's nice to me. But there are times when she's not. She can be just plain mean.
And I don't know why.
Copyright © 2005 by by Trudy Ludwig; illustrated by Abigail Marble. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.