Goldfish boy on his little tank...

The Goldfish Boy - Lisa Thompson

"12:55 p.m. That time was important. I don't know why it stuck in my mind but it did, even without writing down.


At some point after 12:55 p.m. on that bright, scorching day, Teddy Dawson went missing."


I got a thing for good Middle grade books, despite the fact that my professors and probably a few family members would tell me I am too old for them. I don't care. There's something fascinating about books that manage to entertain children, but still hold a message that can reach up to an adult.



The Goldfish Boy is definitely one of those books. While we have a mystery disappearance going on and a main character with OCD, both of those are represented well. Matthew never gets in the way of the police while running his own little investigation, and his problems with cleanliness don't suddenly disappears after his secret gets out. If you choose to write about children with disorders, Lisa Thompson has a lot to teach about it. 


Sentence: Really good! So far my challenge readings have been hits.



Book read as part of the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards challenge.