October 19, 2012 / submitted by The Oracle, United Kingdom
When I answer questions of a personal nature, readers often get in touch with their own thoughts. So, we now have a weekly feature, Team Oracle, whereby each Friday (with the question asker's permission) we open up a question to all of you to answer too. Then, the following Friday, I'll post a selection of the best answers, alongside my own reply.
ANYONE can join in so, if you'd like to, please email your response to the following question, in no more than 250 words, to before midnight Thursday 25th October.

There is a boy in my class who tells me through email that he is in love with me. We are both 9th graders. I do not know how to respond to this. I dont feel that I like him back in this way and I certainly do not want to hurt his feelings either! How do I handle this?! Please help.
Bella, UK.

Look forward to seeing your replies.
The Oracle
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