The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary


Erin Gruwell

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on The Freedom Writers Diary can help.

The Freedom Writers Diary: Part VIII: Diary 126 Summary & Analysis

This student recalls her/his struggles with ADD, which used to lead her/him to act in uncontrollable, violent ways, but which s/he can now curb by taking medication. As a child, s/he had few friends, as people laughed at her/him a lot, but now feels that s/he makes friends more easily, and that s/he is even able to make intelligent audiences laugh. S/he feels excited to start college to meet equally quirky people who will accept her/him for who s/he is.
While this student recognizes that her/his attention disorder has made social life difficult for her/him at time, s/he sees it as an integral part of her-/himself and her/his personality, trusting that there are other people like her/him in the world whom s/he is only waiting to meet.
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