My name is Ore Modupe: I am 14 years old. I go to Trinity C of E High School and I am in Year 9. My favourite book is Diary of the Wimpy Kid which I read when I was younger. I enjoyed this book because it had a lot of pictures and stories.

CRESCENT BLOCKS

The houses are dirty and rough, the streets are full of rubble and rats.
There is nothing to do on the weekends, just listening to police sirens:
mum will not let me out because of the drugs and violence.

There’s a certain blinding stench, a scene so ugly, so disgusting.
The place stinks like dead rats and expired food
I day dream about a beautiful place I will live in
the birds will be singing and floating in the air like a feather.
The scene will be so peaceful; it will smell like roses and strawberries.

To be honest, I think my dream will become my future,
but till then I’m going to have to wait.
I have loads of friends because my school was too small, but it was also expensive
Mum worked very hard for her money, and we had to pay taxes and the landlord
So now I’m going to have to get a job as soon as I leave high school.