klariza clayton

This moment, right here, made me bawl my eyes out.

Think about all the crap Joy has been through.
She was taken from her school, her friends, her home. No way to contact any of them. She had to leave her best friend, and her crush, and she couldn’t do a thing about it.

Then, Nina came along and pretty much replaced her. Nina took her room, her house, her school, her friends, and even the title of being The Chosen One. Nina fit right in and joined the group without too much effort. Joy probably had to work really hard to grow those friendships and relationships, yet (from Joy’s perspective) Nina comes and now Patricia and Amber are her best friends, and she and Fabian are practically dating.

How would you feel if all that had happened to you? If everything you had worked so hard to get was just taken from you. Your every-day-routine became a distant memory. You’ve been shielded from the outside world for months and all you want is for things to go back to the way they were. Kidnapped by your parents and teachers just to put together this ancient artifact that you know nothing about. I don’t think I would be very happy about any of these things.

So Joy comes back to Anubis House only to find that an American girl has taken her place. I’d be pretty ticked off. What does Joy do? She retaliates. Spread rumors about Nina over a blog and made her seem like a terrible student and granddaughter Flirted with Fabian every chance she got Snooped around in Nina’s room Tried to steal Patricia and Fabian away from the group. Mimicked Amber to get attention Kissed Fabian when he thought she was Nina Joy wanted to show Nina how badly she hurt her. Joy made Nina’s life a living nightmare. And you know, I can’t say that I blame her! I would want things to go back to normal because change is hard! Adapting is hard, trust me. Not everyone can do it so smoothly. But this moment, she let’s go of her grudge and does a bit of self reflection. She saw all of the horrible things that she had done to Nina and her friends, and she hated it. She hated the way she acted and the way she made the others feel. Not only that, but she hated the way that SHE felt towards the other students. She was so angry and jealous and full of hatred. I have definitely been there, and if we’re honest with ourselves most of us have probably hated ourselves too. But here, she fell apart and realized that she hadn’t been a good person. She lost the things that truly made her happy and made her enjoy life. Joy lost her joy. She lost her joy in life. She lost sight of her true self, and that’s the saddest thing about her. She lost herself.