My name is Amber Abisai. I am 13 years old and I go to Trinity Church of England High School. I am in year 8 and my favourite novel is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda is about a little girl who reads many different books but doesn’t fit in with her family. She discovers that she has the power to move objects (telekinesis). She has an evil head teacher miss Trunchbull.

Moss Side Days

I remember those days like yesterday,
the way I played in the industrial city
and had to watch out
for dangerous object
that might hit me from high above


The sunshine was bright through the window.

As I got out of bed,
I realised
I was in the old run down slum I call my home.

As I went to wash my face I was welcomed
by icy water

I turned off the tap and got dressed
I walked out of my front door
it creaked closed behind me.

I could hear the mice run across the narrow