I struggle with making friends too and always have. Since I was a kid, I felt as though I didn’t belong and can’t belong anywhere. I am married now and have kids but deep down I still feel that way most of the time. It’s hard for me socially, to track conversations and jump in to the discussion because they’ve already moved on to a different topic while I was still think of something to say. This makes me feel dumb. One thing that has helped as an adult is by getting involved with special assignments at work. It has forced me to participate and slightly change (just enough) my perception about myself. My suggestion to you is to do the same. Find something that interests you and get involved in a group setting. I think it’s a lot easier to make friends when there is a common focus or goal that is trying to be achieved. My only other comment is that I know HS can be a bit brutal. Just know that there is life after HS and most of the social challenges will be forgotten. If you do join a group at school or after school please tell us how it’s going.