Colin Fischer is 14 and has Aspberger's. Although he struggles to understand human emotions, he's brilliant at logical deduction. Sherlock Holmes is his pin up. When a gun fires into the ceiling of the school cafeteria, everyone blames Wayne, school bully and usual suspect. But Colin Fischer turns detective, only he spots a connection between the gun and some birthday cake. Only Colin can uncover the truth. A brilliantly entertaining read for anyone who loved 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time'.
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Ashley E Miller and Zack Stentz are comic book fans who met online. They went on to form a hugely successful Hollywood screenwriting partnership working on X-Men and Thor and are slated to write the forthcoming Top Gun sequel. This is their first novel and is based on personal childhood experiences.From School Library Journal:
Gr 5 Up-Colin Fischer, 14, has Asperger's syndrome. He is highly intelligent, but incapable of reading social cues and struggles to navigate everyday situations. When he enters high school, he faces bullies, class clowns, cliques, and a mystery: Who brought the gun to school that went off in the cafeteria? He soon becomes convinced that the bully, Wayne, who is temporarily suspended, is not guilty. As he works to exonerate Wayne, everyone wonders why he would help someone who dunked him in the toilet on the first day of school. For Colin, it is not a matter of helping the bully, but of making sure that the truth comes out. He eventually proves Wayne is innocent and in the process makes a new friend. Each chapter starts out with an excerpt from Colin's diary, giving facts about Asperger's, a clever device to avoid didactic writing. Colin's family interactions, including squabbles with his younger brother, who resents his sibling's special needs, render him sympathetic. Overall, this book succeeds in making Colin a believable character, deeply rooted in his disability, but always a person first.-Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MDα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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