Goldfish Boy

by Lisa Thompson

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Book Information

Publication Date: January 5, 2017


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 750L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level W


Interest Level: Grades 5 - 8


Major Awards: The Children’s Book Award Top 10


Number of Pages: 320 pages


Approximate Word Count: 97,600 words -- The average reader will spend 6 hours and 30 minutes reading The Goldfish Boy at 250 words per minute.


Audible Book Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins


Book Themes: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mystery, Friendship, Misfits and Underdogs


Genre: young adult fiction


Setting: The entire book takes place entirely on one suburban street somewhere in Britian.


First Line: Mr. Charles had sunburn right on the top of his head.


Point of View: First Person from the Perspective of Matthew

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