(Location 91 - Kindle version)I ignore them before heading to my favorite classroom position. Nothing says don’t talk to me like the back corner window seat.
[/quote]I give an apathetic nod, coupled with my best faulty smile, before turning back toward the window. I avoid making eye contact with any other student. The chirping birds have my attention for the next few minutes,[/quote] (Location 113 - Kindle version)
But we see how he could not remain in one place (or one school) because of his mother's job. It is common for a student to feel awkward when going to a new school, and it is fair for a usual student to require some time to make new friends.
(Location 66 - Kindle version)New schools. New surroundings. I’ve done them so many times they’ve become as much of a routine as tying my shoes.
(Location 84 - Kindle version)This is my sixth school in four years
Ultimately these reasons made Rion a lonely fellow. Even the connection between him and his mother was not too strong. Which component contributed his loneliness the most? Was it his nature? Was it his mother's frequent change of locations? Or was it because his mother was never really open with him?