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Colin Fischer

by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz (Author)

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"A boy with autism teams up with the high school bully to get to the bottom of a cafeteria crime"--Provided by publisher.

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Colin Fischer is a fun YA mystery that appeals to all age groups. There's an engaging cast of characters, from Colin the modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Danny the angry and attention-deprived little brother, their parents who want to help Colin but sometime get frustrated, even Wayne, who turns out not to be so bad. The book is funny, fast-paced and sprinkled with footnotes. If you're looking for a laugh and a quick read, check out this book. ( )
  captainbooknerd | Jan 11, 2018 |
I really liked the main character! ( )
  saillergirl | Jan 18, 2016 |
ehh. i had to reAd it for school but i didnt enjoy it. it was confusing and hard for me to understand. it was kind of all over the place.

I like the set up. kind of felt like a kid wrote it. a fun setup. this book would have been better if it wasnt as overwhelming. events seamed to acted out or dramatized. wasnt to good of a book...
  audreys2019 | Oct 3, 2014 |
I understand it is supposed to be difficult to relate to Colin and his tendencies, but I found the other characters around him a bit overwrought. I have worked in public education for 10 years (including middle and high school) and never has anyone gotten their head stuck in a toilet. Some of the events just seemed overdramatized for the sake of the narrative, which made the entire novel hard to swallow. ( )
  amandacb | Feb 11, 2014 |
This novel is a 2014 Lone Star selection; it is realistic fiction. Colin Fischer has Asperger’s Syndrome and likes Sherlock Holmes. When a gun goes off in the cafeteria, Colin knows the wrong person was accused and he plans to investigate.

Because he has Asperger’s, Colin has trouble recognizing emotions; he has to keep a cheat sheet with facial expressions and their meaning with him at all times. He also keeps a notebook where he records what he sees all day. Some students consider him “strange” and have little to do with him, laugh at him, or bully him. Oddly, the student accused of setting a gun off in the cafeteria bullies Colin, but Colin is determined to prove he’s innocent. During his investigation, surprising relationships develop and Colin proves he is much like Sherlock, seeing clues and making correct conclusions.

I enjoyed the novel and liked his parents. They handled Colin well, letting him grow up and have independence but also support him due to his Asperger’s. I wouldn’t say this book is about Asperger’s, but it is important to understanding the character of Colin. It’s an engaging book and I recommend it, especially if you liked Fourth Stall. ( )
  acargile | Jan 28, 2014 |
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