A friend of Christopher’s, they’ve been friends for eight years and she’s a member of the staff at his school, where he studies with other children with learning difficulties., Siobhan sets the assignment that propels Christopher to write his novel, and she gives him writing tips throughout.
‘Siobhan understands. When she tells me not to do something she tells me exactly what it is i’m not allowed to do. I like this’
‘Siobhan says that when you are writing a book you have to include some description of things. I said that i could take photographs and put them in the book. ‘
‘So i took deep breaths like Siobhan says I have to do if someone hits me at school, and i counted 50 breathes and i concentrated very hard on the numbers and did their cubes as I said them’