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Hello Kitty? I’d rather say bye bye, primary prom…

Glitzy prom night makeovers can’t mask the semi-feral nature within, writes Steve Eddison

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Yesterday, Alina was happily swinging across the monkey bars, kicking out and issuing threats of violence to anyone in her way. Her hair was as wild as bramble, one shoe was missing and her hands, face and polo shirt were patterned with three shades of marker pen. I smiled to myself and decided that whenever I think of Alina in the future, I will remember her as a gangling, semi-feral 11-year-old, doing what semi-feral 11-year-olds do.

Which is not what she was doing when she arrived at our school prom in a stretch limo with Courtney, Ramona and Paige. Who convinced her to wear a pink maxi ...

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