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Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl

By: Carolita Blythe

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For Catholic School girls, Faye and her friends Caroline and Gillian are mean. Their current scheme involves going uptown and mugging former film star, Evelyn Rider. The girls don’t anticipate an old woman with no money and soon trash the apartment, knocking Evelyn to the ground. Faye isn’t sure if the woman is dead, but she’s not going to lose sleep over it. But when religion class introduces her to the concept of Karma, events start to go downhill. Faye has to see how the old lady is and try to fix whatever balance she’s thrown out of whack. Discovering an injured, but alive Evelyn, not only saves the film stars life, but turns Faye’s life around – for the better.

Prepared by Julie Fales, Shawnee Mission South High School Journalism Adviser, Overland Park, KS