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Colin Fischer

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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.

From the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 15, 2012 – The screenwriting team behind X-Men: First Class and Thor make their YA debut with the story of a teenager with Asperger s syndrome solving a crime, a premise that can t help evoking Mark Haddon s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Kids constantly target high school freshman Colin, who struggles to understand their facial expressions or jokes, and who sometimes barks when upset. When a gun goes off in the school cafeteria, Colin uses his considerable observational skills and powers of logic to prove that Wayne, a bully who put Colin s head in the toilet on the first day of school, wasn t responsible (when an incredulous Wayne asks Colin why he is helping, Colin simply replies, You re innocent ). Through journal entries that begin each chapter and footnotes about everything from genetic chimerism to false dichotomies, readers get a strong sense of how Colin s brain works. Beyond Colin and his parents, though, the other characters are somewhat flat. Even so, readers will be drawn into the mystery and intrigued by Colin s vision of the world. Ages 12 up.

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Best book ever

I read the hard copy and it was great! Best book ever!

I love this book

So in the beginning it was kinda boring and I guess that because it was summer break and I didn't want to do my summer reading so I didn't enhance it at first but now I honestly 100% love I would recommend this to anyone

Colin Fischer
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Coming of Age
  • Published: Nov 01, 2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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