My Best Friend Is Elijah Baker

1357 WordsSep 8, 20176 Pages
Hi, my name Akira Johnson. My best friend is Elijah baker, unfortunately we are going to different middle schools this year. I moved two towns over and today was my first day at a school where I knew no one. It was just me and my mom now; we moved because my parents were getting a divorce. I was disappointed about the move because I never been able to make friends easily. Elijah was my only friend, and we been friends and neighbors since we were five. My nerves are going crazy as I walked in my new school and saw unfamiliar faces everywhere. I walked quietly to my locker trying not be noticed. I was able to make it through the first day with no problems. The week was uneventful and friday came fast. I’m on my way to the back-to-school…show more content…
She asked questions about how’s school going and if I was all right. I kept telling her I’m fine, but the truth is I’m not. I barely eat, I barely sleep. If only I can lose weight, maybe they will leave me alone. If I was skinny, they couldn’t tease me about my weight. I decided to stop eating but my mother wouldn’t always take no for an answer. So I hid plastic bags in my room to empty my stomach after I ate. My first time I started by flexing my stomach muscles and pressed on my stomach. Only a little came so even though I was nervous I put my finger down my throat and more came up. After, I felt weak but strangely enough I felt powerful. Today I’m really craving chocolate, I stopped at the store on my way home and brought brownies. When I arrived home, I binged on the bag of brownies. After I was done, I went up stairs to purge. Little did I know my mother came home early. She startled me when she rushed into the bathroom. With a concerned look on her face she said “What’s wrong?” “I ate too many brownies, it’s no big deal” I told her. She didn’t push me, I know she suspects nothing. I used to hear her and my aunts talking about how black people don’t have eating disorders and how it 's for white girls. I haven’t eaten lunch at school in a while because I didn’t want to have to purge at school. Today a teacher and my guidance counselor approached me. They asked me why I wasn’t eating I told them I wasn’t

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