“Harry didn’t struggle especially but, three years ahead of him, academics was the one area I was excelling in. He thought he was supposed to match me grade for grade. I think he would get frustrated at times, and mum would gently push me to help him with science homework and English coursework, to build up his confidence for looming exams. I could never fathom how he had a confidence problems, he was popular, decent at sports and not a bad student either. I would have trade my a’s for his b’s and charisma in a heartbeat. I don’t say this to point out his flaws but to try and offer some perspective. Everything he does seemed to be effortless, even now; watching him leap around a stage in front of thousands of people, he seems untroubled and free from self-doubt.” - Gemma Styles on Harry Styles
As a ‘cool’ kid, harry stood out but also fitted in. He was always interested in clothes and spent all of his birthday money and wages on getting the trains to Manchester to expand his wardrobe. He had a paper round and then worked in a bakery in the village for a while. I’d barely be eating my cereal by the time he got home from these absurdly early jobs - the pull of new trainers obviously outweighing time in bed.