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First Will is thinking of how stupid he is to make things up about is two-year-old son or his ex-wife. He never can take Suzie to his home…this is very difficult for him. When Marcus goes with Suzie and her daughter Megan to the picnic, he met Will. Will is asking Suzie about Marcus. Marcus says his mother is nuts.
They all go to see the dead duck. Marcus hate the sound Will is talking to him. Will tells him that he was already dead and Marcus tried to sink him. His mother was lying on the ground with a lot of green nasty puke next to her. Suzie screamed and Will called an ambulance.
You have a kid, why are you doing this? Marcus thought of the moment when he stood by the lake in the park: They went to the hospital and Suzie is going with Fiona. When they got there it was just waiting and waiting. Marcus went a lot to get something out of the machine. Will said goodbye and went home. When Marcus came home he saw a letter on the table.
He began to read it. It was a suicide letter of his mum. How could she do that? A arguing began and ended with nothing. Fiona said she was feeling much better. They decided to order some food and get a movie. But he was wrong. When they watched it he turned the television off, because of the suicide, but his mum want to watch the movie to the end. She did like nothing was happened. Will was at home and was thinking about his day-things. Then he thought about asking Fiona for a day with him.
He called Suzie to ask if it could be possible to take Marcus out. He said it was OK. So he called Marcus and he said yes, but if his mum would come with them. So that was settled. He bought a car seat, candy and chips to sprinkle the car seat. Marcus and his mother were making themselves ready to go with Will. Marcus thought it was the perfect moment to create a new family. He wants more people and if anyone would die, no one would be alone.
So this was the perfect moment, if he liked Will or not. So when Will came, Marcus wanted to go to Planet Hollywood because it was famous. But when they get there it was raining and they were standing in a load of people that wanted to go in.
Will was able to convent Marcus to go to another place. When they were there, nobody was talking so Marcus tried to help them. After a while the got annoying with his pressure about talking between Will and Fiona.
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After the lunch Will was invited to supper. His lies were too much to be come true. When he was home, Marcus came by to ask if he was telling the truth. Marcus had a deal…if Will kept dating with his mum, he would not tell her anything. Marcus thinks Will want to go out with Suzie. Then he went, but he will com back! Marcus went for the second time to Wills place.
Marcus asked a lot of stupid questions like: After that visit Marcus visited Will a lot that autumn, and by about the third or fourth time he felt that Will was getting used to him. Sometimes they argued, but now Will began to ask things. He was old enough! Will was also worried about his mum.
He said it was OK, but he felt worse. Every time he went home he felt sick and he wanted to cry. But can he tell Will that? Will finds out that Marcus visits were normal every day. So he thought he must go on and think about it as a fabric of his day. Marcus did like to tell Will about his dad. The following week Will was interrupted by some sounds. He saw Marcus standing with other boys. The boys were trying to embed sweets into Marcus skull. He had scared them away. Marcus seemed not bothering it, but Will knew he was.
He asked about it and Marcus was still looking straight to the television. Will and Marcus tried to find out what Marcus had to do to make the ties stop. Will said Marcus had to look as everybody else. Just do something about the outside. At first they went shopping to buy new shoes. Marcus liked it very much and Will thought it was a great thing to do for him and that it would help to stop the teasing.
They had been stolen. Will gave Marcus a ride home. They were stolen and Marcus knew Fiona would ask a lot of questions and she did. He had to tell that Will gave new shoes and that Will had become a friend. She went straight with Marcus to Wills house. Will told Fiona everything about Marcus at school. After the arguing at Wills place, Marcus and his mum had a conversation too. Marcus asked himself why his mother always won the discussions between them…because she had good arguments. But he tells his mum he want to make decisions of his own.
But he said he wanted someone to talk and be with, except his own mother.
She proposed Suzie, but she is just like her. But how, thought Marcus. His father hated Christmas too. The song was a reminder of how badly he had failed in his life. So Christmas was the season of anger.
When he heard the song at first, he first thought of his father and then of Marcus. He thought he seemed to have no control over his relationship with Marcus and Fiona. Then Fiona rang and started to say mad things down the phone. After all Fiona said that they could better talk about it properly, but Will asked why and what. She wanted to talk face-to-face. So he thought there was no interesting about her, but there was indeed.
They were talking…well Fiona was talking. Marcus was waiting until his mum came back. She was talking with Will. When he was waiting for the headmistress another girl came in: She was older and she was always in trouble. They were a bit talking and then Mrs. Morrison came out to ask Marcus to come in. He was mad and he walked out while she demands him to stay.
He felt good he did that. This was the beginning of a change. Will loved driving around London. Just he in his own car, for singing so loud as he can or just knowing the way around. Ellie is unrecognisable to Marcus at this point, and he is feeling extremely uncomfortable and helpless. It is a sign of his beginning to be a bit better at understanding other people, even though he still has a long way to go. Marcus has made his mind up that Ellie and he are too different to have a relationship, but it is an indication of his broad-mindedness that he is willing to accept that, for some people, such a relationship could work very well.
Marcus is becoming more realistic about the time he has spent in the past hanging around with Ellie. But out in the world it was no fun at all.
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It was frightening and embarrassing. When Marcus thinks of being out in the world he means that he was always in a controlled environment with Ellie before, so she was limited in the amount of damage she could cause; however, now that they are on a train by themselves, he is starting to appreciate just how little he is able to do to keep her calm. He is also frightened by the way that she totally ignores his feelings. When Ellie tells Marcus, I know him better than I know you.
Fiona is regarded by Will as a hippy, because she wears long, baggy clothes and never bothers to have her hair cut properly. She makes Marcus listen to her favourite music, such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, and has never allowed him to eat meat. She is not much use to him when he is being bullied, just telling him that he will have to get used to it. Fiona has problems keeping relationships with men and admits to Will that she worries about this.
Overall, Fiona is a good person but she has to learn to let Marcus make his own decisions about life. Ellie Ellie is a girl at the same school as Marcus. She is three years older than he is, and is in Year She is a fan of the band Nirvana, and loves the lead singer, Kurt Cobain. She feels that he understands the awful problems which face teenagers.
Marcus admires her for her fearlessness. He is slightly afraid of her at first, but gradually comes to adore her. Ellie helps Marcus to deal with the bullies, and she and her friend Zoe look after Marcus during the dinner break at school, taking him to their form room.
Ellie is amused by Marcus, and when she realises that he knows nothing about Kurt Cobain, she teases him, saying that Cobain is a footballer with Manchester United.
Ellie seems to get on very well with her mother on the whole. She tells Marcus that she just wants her mother to be happy, and this makes Marcus think about his own mother. When Kurt Cobain attempts to kill himself but fails, Ellie is very upset.