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Byline: LINDSAY TALBOT
Why are smart girls drawn to boys who are nothing but trouble? teen VOGUE reports.
It seemed that nothing was unattainable for Ali*a Manhattan-based high school sophomore with a near-perfect GPA, a stellar SAT score, and a starting spot on the varsity lacrosse team. Then she met Trevor.*
Trevor was prone to cutting class, had quit the soccer team, played bass in a punk band, and hadn't even started thinking about college. Sure, he was attractive, but so were some of the more clean-cut, goal-oriented guys at school. What made Trevor appealing, Ali, sixteen, says, was his emotional elusivenesshe was an ideal distraction from the pressures of her picture-perfect reality. "Dating him felt like an accomplishment," she says. Trevor was the ultimate test: He frequently blew her off, didn't …