The Goldfish Boy

The Goldfish BoyThe Goldfish Boy
by Lisa Thompson
Grades 4 & up

Matty’s fear of germs is taking over his life. He knows that if they win, he will cause someone else to get sick and die. So he washes his hands over and over and compulsively cleans his room and belongings. It’s gotten so bad that he can’t go to school, and barely even leaves his room. Instead, he watches out the window, recording his neighbors’ movements in a notebook, making sure that everyone sticks to their routines. Which puts him in the perfect place to notice things when his next door neighbor’s one year old grandson suddenly goes missing. This is an absorbing mystery, surrounded by Matty’s struggle with OCD as well as some realistic middle grade friend issues. Recommended for grades 4 & up.

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