Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: Colin Fischer

Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz
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For Book Beginnings:
In the open ocean, fish often swim together in schools. This is typically as strategy to find food or evade predators. But in the waters off the Galapagos Islands there is a school of fish like no other in the world ... 
- p 1 (ARC, page may change)

For Friday 56:
In fourth grade, Colin and Cooper shared a classroom, and Cooper consistently came in third or second in the room's weekly "math minute" contest. Colin, who won every week, had once attempted to compliment Cooper for his math skills, but the other boy had muttered. "Go away, spaz," and stopped speaking to Colin for the rest of the year. 
- p. 56 (ARC, page may change)

Synopsis: Encyclopedia Brown from the screenwriting duo behind "X-Men: First Class" and "Thor"! Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions. But Colin is Wayne Connelly's best--and only--hope of proving his innocence after Wayne is accused of blowing up a birthday cake in the school cafeteria. Colin and Wayne quickly set off on a journey to prove Wayne's innocence, but neither realizes just how far their investigation will take them or that it will force Colin to consider the greatest mystery of all: what other people are thinking and feeling. Colin Fischer is a modern-day Sherlock Holmes. He's a boy with Asperger's syndrome who sees clues in the unlikeliest of places, and whom readers will root for right up until the case is solved . . . and beyond.

The beginning really gets me wondering about fish. Then the excerpt from page 56 just makes me mad.   I remember loving The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night Time with it's incisive look into autism. It looks like a good read, from the little I've scanned ... but honestly I am so behind on my reviews that I may have to put this on the backburner.

By the way, it's the 161st anniversary of Herman Melville's Moby Dick! Of course there's a Google Doodle for it to celebrate!

Happy Friday all, and keep warm!


  1. I am very curious about this one...thanks for sharing.


    1. thanks! i'm pretty curious about it too. and this one isn't too long so i may just get on it soon.

  2. Well that seems harsh... wonder why the negative behavior??

    1. i think he was just envious that someone was smarter than him. i could be wrong -- these 56s are always intriguing! :)

  3. Interesting cover art and great 56! Love the Google Doodle. You always find great things to share. Nice post!

    1. again, i won this on goodreads. and it was the cover that made me click on the synopsis.

      i'm a little obsesses with google doodle. i think it's so much fun :)


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