Social Awkwardness!! Please Help!!!

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Jason asked 12 years ago

I just started high school and I can’t make any friends. Whenever someone tries to talk to me, I answer with one word like “Yeah” or “Ok”. Whenever I’m in a conversation, I find myself desperately thinking of something to say leaving an awkward silence. How can I get over this social awkwardness?