for Fangs and Me by Rachna Gilmore and Gordon Sauve
Veena and I'd been best friends for five years. Sure, I knew other kids, but I'd never hung out with anyone else. I've never been good at going up to kids and starting conversations. Or phoning them. What would I say?.. Veena, she understood me. She liked me, quiet and all. And she never freaked out about my spiders.