One of the reasons that I enjoyed writing "My Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain
" is the knowledge that many adults seem to forget how rich and complicated the lives of thirteen year olds can become. Some even disdain the sometimes faulty or even bizarre reasoning of a kid trying to figure out how the world works. Friendships, relationships and simple daily interactions are especially confusing.
Alexander and his friends, I hope, are a reminder that while to adult kids sometimes seem clueless, they are really attempting a sincere attempt to solve their problems. Unfortunately, skill and experience are often the prerequisites for what we tend to call common sense, and what results is profound kid logic.
And there lies the comedy.