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The Goldfish Boy

by Lisa Thompson

Synopsis

Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time, he observes his neighbors from his bedroom window, making mundane notes about their habits as they bustle about the cul-de-sac. When a toddler staying next door goes missing, it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him alive. Suddenly, Matthew finds himself at the center of a high-stakes mystery, and every one of his neighbors is a suspect. Matthew is the key to figuring out what happened and potentially saving a child's life... but is he able to do so if it means exposing his own secrets, and stepping out from the safety of his home?

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Copyright year 2017
ISBN-13 9781338053920
ISBN-10 1338053922
Class Copyright
Publisher Scholastic, Incorporated
Subject Juvenile Fiction
File Size 103 MB
Number of Pages 320
Length of Recording 7
Language ENG
Shelf No. NB018
Grade Range 3-7
Ages 8-12
Lexile 750L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks