Look over their shoulder when they're reading or working and ask what they're working on, that can be a valid opener for conversation. Or just pop up and talk to them on facebook or something, computers can give a veneer of distance and make it seem less daunting.
(I totally dont know you sarahh) So What this asian would do is just have your friends introduce you to other friends, worked like a charm for me. Also I legitly got over this this year (took 6 years to get pasted through) and it just takes time. but Hit me up and I shall mend this broken wound brothern
Well it's not like I go up and talk to people. People talk to me, and my shyness and vulnerability is something people are fond of, apparently. And my school is so small that everyone knows who everyone is...so in a way...everyone's popular? Does that make sense...?
Yeah. I had a small school. But I didn't become quasi-popular until I "came out of my shell" (I really hate that term but it's applicable here). But I can understand your situation
If you actually are really interested in becoming friends with this person, you should ask yourself why you want to, I think. Is it based off of common interests, or are you just curious about this person because they act differently from the rest of the people you know?