REVIEWED BY MATILDA, 12, WA
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, Scholastic, ISBN 9781407170992
Matilda borrowed this book from the library.
This is about a boy (Matthew) who has OCD and doesn’t like germs at all. He doesn’t like to leave the house.
Then the toddler next door goes missing, and Matthew was the last person to see him. Matthew feels he has to find out where the toddler is and starts trying to solve the mystery.
I liked that this wasn’t just a standard mystery/detective story, it had added layers because Matthew had his own problems to deal with too.
Readers aged 11 and older who like detective stories will enjoy The Goldfish Boy.