A Martin Holt Original
Malcolm Austin, 8, an outgoing, friendly boy who among the children is most happy about being an Austen-Kutchinsky.
I like living here. There’s a pond in the park and special paths to ride my bike. Joe Jr. is okay, too. I wish the others wouldn’t fight so much. At least I have my own room. It was okay when I had to share with Judith back in London, but I like it better now. She’s not always telling me to pick up my stuff. And Mum is too busy to even look at my room.
I hope school will be okay next week. I don’t know anybody, but I met some kids at the shop where Mum took me to buy a school bag. Maybe after school starts everyone will be happier and Judith and Joe Jr. won’t fight so much.