This is just one:
Dear Dope (Barbie),
I think you are a jerk. And you should see what is going to happen to your house in a few weeks. You are so dumb you nailed your bike tire to the garage door so it wouldn’t get stolen.
“Mom,” Barbie called. “I got another letter from Kelly. This time she says she’s gonna do something to our house on Halloween.” Barbie walked into the kitchen and showed Ann the letter. Mrs. Hollis read the letter and laughed a little.
Do you really thing she would do something like this, Barbie?” she asked.
“I don’t know. Maybe. She was always a little crazy. I remember once in second grade …..”
Barbie thought back to the time when she went over to Kelly’s house to play. They had climbed over the back wall of the Jones’ who lived next door.
“OK, let’s go,” Barbie had said. “But let’s only stay for a while.” Kelly had agreed, so they went over the wall and played in the big avocado tree.
When they were done with that they went to see if they could see in the window. When they looked in, an elderly lady (later they discovered it was Mrs. Jones’ mother) came running out of the house, with a broom. She chased them out of the yard.
Later that week was Halloween, and Kelly put on a wig, wire glasses and an old dress, and took a broom. Then she went to the lady’s house and yelled, “Trick or treat!”
When the lady came to her door, Kelly shook the broom and said, “Get out of my yard, go on, get!” Then she left.
Barbie laughed at her memory. “Yep,” she said. “Them was the good ol’ days!”
Barbie was wondering if she and Kelly would ever be friends again. They had been best friends since they were in first grade. She thought to herself, How can we be friends again? The things Kelly has said and done are downright mean!
Barbie looked away from her book to see who was making all that noise she heard outside. She looked out the window and saw Kelly, Jenny and almost all the kids on her street. They were playing hide-and-seek. Oh, how Barbie wanted to go and play. But she couldn’t, at least not with Kelly and Jenny their.
“Darn it,” Barbie said sadly. “Why did we have to get in that fight anyhow?” Then she got mad, and she ran to the window and called, “Hey, you guys, quit making so much noise!”
“Hey Barbie!” called Boo Roals. “Why don’t you come out and play?”
“Not if those two are playing,” Barbie said in a disgusted voice.
She was about to close the window when she heard Kelly yell, “Aw, go soak your fat head!”
“Why don’t you?” Barbie called back. Then she added sarcastically, “Oh, I forgot you can’t. Wood floats!” And with that, she slammed the window down.
“She makes me so mad,” Kelly said to Jenny. “I wish there was some way I could get back at her.”
“Well,” Jenny said warily. “Just don’t get me involved. Remember, my mom and her mom are still friends.”