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    Pushing the Limits – Katie McGarry

    “‘My father is a control freak, I hate my stepmother, my brother is dead and my mother has… well… issues. How do you think I’m doing?’ That’s how I would have loved to respond to Mrs. Collins’s question, but my father placed too much importance on appearance for me to answer honestly. Instead, I blinked three times and said, ‘Fine.’ Mrs. Collins, Eastwick High’s new clinical social worker, acted as if I hadn’t spoken. She shoved a stack of files to the side of her already cluttered desk and flipped through various papers. My new therapist hummed when she found my three-inch-think file and rewarded herself with a sip of…