Buck toothed and bespectacled, everyone picked on poor Bindu. When she wasn’t being bullied, she was being shunned.
“Beauty is only skin deep”, her mother would assure her. But she was never convinced. She wanted to be accepted. She wanted to be like them.
And then she transformed herself. With her braces removed, and brand new contact lenses, she became Beautiful. Suddenly, she was popular. The boys who’d pulled her pigtails lined up to ask her out. The girls who’d ignored her wanted to be friends.
It was nice to be Beautiful, but Bindu knew exactly who she could trust.
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