"Sorry," I say. "It's fine, Vera. You were his best friend. This must be awful hard on you," Mrs. Kahn says. She has no idea how hard. I haven't been Charlie's best friend since April, when he totally screwed me over and started hanging out full-time with Jenny Flick and the Detentionhead losers. Let me tell you --- if you think your best friend dying is a bitch, try your best friend dying after he screws you over. It's a bitch like no other.