英日対訳・マイリー・サイラス「Miles to Go」


第4話OperationMMM: Miles to Go by マイリー・サイラス

Disney HYPERION BOOKS (currently, Hachette Books)  

MILES TO GO  by MILEY CYRUS  with Hilary Liftin 



MILES TO GO(題意:沢山の思い出と、やりたいこと) 

マイリー・サイラス著 ヒラリー・リフティン共著 





Operation MMM 



Is there a guide for how to torture eleven-year-old girls? If not, those girls I'd started hanging with ― you remember, my “friends” - could write one.★ In the winter of that year, every day brought a creative new tactic in Operation Make Miley Miserable. They sent me mean notes. They stole my books and made me late class. They made fun of my clothes and my hair. They told Rachel - the friend who had become tight with them at the same time as I did - that if she sat with me at lunch they'd have it in for her too. So I sat at a table by myself day after day, looking at the goth kids, wondering what I'd look like with black hair and chains. I've since decided: not so good. 



The list goes on: Rachel stopped speaking to me. When I wanted to try out for the school cheerleading team, my so-called friends told the principal that I'd cheated and learned the tryout dances in advance. Total lie, but the principal believed them, and I wasn't allowed to try out for the squad.★ Oh, and I'll never forget how one of them was nice to me for a few days. She said she wanted the “fight” to be over. She got me to tell her exactly what I thought about “our friends” - that I didn't understand why they didn't like me, that I felt like they were being mean - then she went back to them and told them I was a snob. She'd been faking it. Looking back I think maybe she was the one who should have been an actress.  

(★At least I still had my competitive cheerleading squad outside of school) 

(★★Me = total sucker) 





If this sounds like run-of-the-mill Judy Blume Tales of a Sixth-Grade Nothing, well, it was. I wasn't oblivious to issues like world hunger or pandemics. I knew my problems were relatively puny. But they were mine. And they felt heavier than the world on my shoulders. So, if you want to know if I liked school back then, the answer was definitely no.