Peer-Pressure To Go To America

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In Chapter XVII, Frank continued to save up money to go to America. At his job, two boys, Eamon and Peter, teased Frank about not smoking by pointing out that a boy who doesn’t smoke won’t get any girls. This reminded me of what happens to teenagers today; they get peer-pressured by friends to smoke, do drugs, skip class, and other activities that can hurt them. Most students are smart enough to resist the threatening from their peers, but some follow through to fit in and make friends. I’ve never been through a case of peer-pressuring, but it is not a rare occurrence for others. All around us, even outside of schools, there are people setting standards on what’s “cool” to do and making other people follow the trend, whether it’s something
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