The War

Posted by Oli S in Learning | 2 Comments

Hello, my name is Joy. I am writing in this diary because I found it in a puddle and took my time to clean and dry it. I have had this diary now for a day and thought I should put it to some use. Let me start by saying, I am Joy and I am 13 years old and I currently live in the U.S In a town called San Francisco. My dad has suggested moving to England so that we can move away from the constant battles.

Monday 25th December (Moving day),

It is now Monday and we are going to move to England as a Christmas present. We don’t get much for Christmas as recently we have had a massive rise in our bills and are now poor; are monthly income is £25. I am one of three sisters and so it is hard to get an equal share of food and toys. I wish life wasn’t a  constant battle and a surviving challenge. I just wish my life could at least include:

  • A roof over my head
  • An equal share of food
  • And most importantly… peace

It is now 12:30 and we are preparing to go to the airport…

2 responses to “The War”

  1. Kate Wilson says:

    What a great blog Oli. Lots of super language and it’s set out in such a way that it makes it very easy to read.

  2. Mrs Addleton says:

    Another cracker from you Oli – this is so different to anything you have blogged before; a bit more serious and akin to the type of story I would choose to read. I am intrigued why you thought to write from the point of view of a girl? Being extremely picky, don’t get our and are muddled up! It sounds like this will be the start of an interesting story & I already feel empathy towards Joy.
    3 house points
    Mrs Addleton

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