That's Rad. That's his name. Rad.
He's 10, and he's read the whole Narnia series. And now he's moved on to His Dark Materials, and he likes it so far. His parents are divorced, and he wants to be an inventor and a robot builder when he grows up.
His favorite color is green. His favorite animal is the Komodo dragon, which can eat up to 80 percent of its weight. He thinks dodge ball is gay. That's how long I've been sitting here waiting for you guys.
Nancy tells the boys about her new friend Rad who has been pestering her for the last couple of hours while she was waiting for them to return.