Quirky, witty and brilliant, Marshall Armstrong is new to school and he definitely stands out from the crowd but will he find it easy to make friends A highly original take on a perennially popular theme from an exciting talent. Marshall Armstrong is new to our school. He looks different to me. His laces are straight, not criss-crossed like mine, And his eyes are always looking at the blackboard. Marshall Armstrong doesnt fit into our school. Not one bit...but it doesnt take long for Marshall to prove that you dont have to follow the crowd to be the most popular kid in the playground. A quirky and witty first day at school story from a brilliant new talent.