At school, Mariella didn’t have many friends, yeah, the girls there, they looked at her and thought she was quite strange. Boys aren’t really into girls at that age. And the teachers, they thought Mariella was just going through a phase. But Mariella just smiled as she skipped down the road because she knew all the secrets in her world. yeah, she always got the crossword puzzle right every day and she could do the alphabet backwards, without making any mistakes.