When I started reading this story I thought it would be this great story about a play ground love that bloomed into something wonderful as they got older but the end was kind of silly but it made me think, could Stephen had known he wasn’t going to like girls even in the fifth grade?
All through middle school he had no interest in her so could this give into the idea that being gay is something you are born with? I believe that you are born gay and that there is no way to fix it and you shouldn’t want to fix it. If someone loves someone let them love. I think this is proof that you are born with this and that sometimes you can’t help things from happening.
I think this story is kind of sad, because this poor girl worked up the courage to ask a boy she liked out, something that is not an easy task, especially for a 5th grader, only to have her heart broken. But it had to have been a comfort to her later to find out that she wasn’t the reason that he said no, it was because he truly just wasn’t atrracted to her. He preferred boys, even if he may or may not have known it yet.