Name: Claire Pierce || Age: 17 || Hometown: Orlando, Florida || TAKEN
If anyone were to hand Claire Pierce a copy of The Perks of Being A Wallflower, she would disagree with them instantly. In her opinion, there are absolutely no perks in her shy nature. From a young age she had trouble making friends, and would spend most of her time on the playground alone huddled over her notebook. She always had a penchant for writing, and dreamed of being a celebrated author for as long as she could remember. Unfortunately social interactions had to take a back seat to her dreams, so if anyone ever invited her over in her first few years of school, she would decline so she could spend the time studying the dictionary to learn new words.
As she grew older, Claire realized that spending all her time alone wasn’t such a good thing after all. Unfortunately by that point she had already gained a reputation as the weird quiet girl, so even if she made an effort she found it hard getting people to interact with her. So, as always, she found escape in her writing. She created a character she called Chloe, one similar to her in most aspects but one: where Claire was shy and reserved, Chloe was outgoing, strong, popular and friendly. Chloe had no trouble getting people to like her, and she had more friends than Claire had bullies. While Chloe started out as a childhood creation that she would write stories about to escape the loneliness of her world, she slowly became more than that. Claire stopped writing stories about her eventually once her parents took her to a therapist who told her she needed to let go of her “imaginary friend”, but that didn’t mean Claire stopped thinking about her. She would imagine how Chloe would act in certain situations, adopting her behaviour and mannerisms whenever she wanted to get a leg up. Now heading to this camp where the only one who knows her is her sister, Claire has resolved to adopt the persona of Chloe completely. Gone are the days of the shy, introverted Claire. She’s determined to get people to like her, even if she has to become a whole new person.