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In this riveting debut, a boy struggling with OCD is uniquely qualified to solve a kidnapping.

©2017 Lisa Thompson (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

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Enjoyable

Overall, I enjoyed this audiobook. The story addresses some interesting themes that may lead children to think more deeply about the issues facing others.
The story is mostly well read in a pleasant voice that was easy to listen to.
The story is written by an English author and set in England but used American terminology throughout. I wonder whether this is an adaptation for an American audience. I felt that this, along with some of the language used by a 12 year old boy, caused the book to lose authenticity.
Still an enjoyable audiobook though.

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Totally amazing buy buy buy!

It is the best book ever I was reading it at school then lock down happened so I didn’t know what was gonna happen so I bought it and loved it too bits remember u don’t have to always wash ur hands u can chill

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AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

an absolutely superb read and an extremely enjoyable story that is both heartwarming and thrilling!!!!!!!

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Bizarrely translated to American English

My only gripe was that the text was abridged to American English, even though the author and narrator were both British? Bizarre and off putting for Brits. Other than that, a strong story and performance.

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great story . great.app

loved it. couldnt stop listening to it . amazing . hoping to get another book soon

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What’s with the Americanisms

Good story apart from the excruciating use of American words like diaper, vacation etc instead of nappy and holiday etc. Really got on my nerves. Why would an English author writing a book based in the UK used American words and expressions. Nearly made me stop listening. Not sure if I will listen to any more of her books because of this. Wish she would have more pride in her own culture and language. 😡

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great book just a shame about the americanisms

as an oldie im not sure what caused me to listen to this book but im very glad i did.
the only issue i found was some of the americanised language which was incongruous with the rest of the text including 'wind shield ' not windscreen, and 'doctors office ' instead of gp surgery., and many more.
since the book was clearly based in south east england so im not sure why this was done.
otherwise a great story about a serious subject that was educational as well as a good read.

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gold fish boy

it was one of the best books I have ever listened to and I would not just recommend for kids but for adults too

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Fun and thought provoking

the whole family enjoyed listening to this story (boys ages 8, 11 and 13 and parents too). Great story and enjoyed the narration too.

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Definite read

Engaging is one of the quadrillion words I could use to describe this beautifully complex read and I am not one for been so gripped by a plot

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  • Lasse
  • 25-08-20

Amazing

Amazing book and i felt happy reading a book that interprets how I exactly feel as a person with ptsd and ocd. I love every inch of it.

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  • Daniel R. Kempenich
  • 13-01-20

pretty good.

As a therapist who specializes in OCD I was anxious about how it would be portrayed. the author did very well, and it was an enjoyable story.

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  • Juan Carlos Rodriguez
  • 25-11-18

Hitchcock, Harper Lee and Galbraith combined

It’s a mystery told by the hand of a boy who see the world with other eyes. Extremely well narrated with a beautiful attention to the details. Got hooked from the first page until the end

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