Colin Fischer

By Ashley Edward Miller; Zack Stentz
(Razorbill, Hardcover, 9781595145789, 256pp.)

Publication Date: November 1, 2012

List Price: $17.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2012 Kids Next List
“Colin Fischer has Asperger's syndrome and struggles to connect with his fellow high school students and to understand the world around him. However, his observational skills make him the ideal person to figure out how a loaded gun ended up on the floor of the school cafeteria. Colin Fischer is told from the unique perspective of a character who sees things differently and whose observations offer a humorous view on high school culture.”
-- Rebecca Olson, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.
But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate's birthday celebration, Colin is the only for the investigation. It's up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin's frequent tormenter, didn't bring the gun to school. After all, Wayne didn't have frosting on his hands, and there was white chocolate frosting found on the grip of the smoking gun...
Colin Fischer is a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, and his story--as told by the screenwriters of "X-Men: First Class "and "Thor"--is perfect for readers who have graduated from Encyclopedia Brown and who are ready to consider the greatest mystery of all: what other people are thinking and feeling.

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