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By Wesley King
Publisher Simon & Schuster Paula Wiseman Books
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EDGAR AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MYSTERY BANK STREET BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SILVER BIRCH AWARD WINNER Complex and satisfying. Written from Daniels point of view, this perceptive firstperson narrative is sometimes painful, sometimes amusing, and always rewarding. Booklist (starred review) From the author of Incredible Space Raiders from Space! comes a brandnew comingofage story about a boy whose life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorderuntil he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.Daniel is the backup punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means hes the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cupsand hoping no one notices. Actually, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habitshe calls them Zaps: avoiding writing the number four, for example, or flipping a light switch on and off dozens of times over. He hopes no one notices that hes crazy, especially his best friend Max, and Raya, the prettiest girl in school. His life gets weirder when another girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time. She doesnt just notice him: she seems to peer through him. Then Daniel gets a note: I need your help, it says, signed, Fellow Star Childwhatever that means. And suddenly Daniel, a total no one at school, is swept up in a mystery that might change everything for him. With great voice and grand adventure, this book is about feeling different and finding those who understand.

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57705 words57,705 words
304 pages304 pages
Lexile 560LLexile 560L
Grade 3 to 7Grade 3 to 7
Age 8-12Age 8-12
Published 2017Published 2017

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