I absolutely LOVED this book, I couldn't put it down. Thompson’s writing really allows the reader to understand what goes on in the mind of an OCD person. Teaching Resources and Lesson Plans - Teaching Ideas 4U by Amy Mezni, (We typically respond within a few hours during normal business hours EST/EDT. :), A young boy goes missing from his grandfather's garden and Matthew is the last person who saw him. He suffers from OCD, a condition so debilitating that he hasn't left his home in months, even for school, he can't bear to hug his own mother and the thought of the pet cat being anywhere near him is unbearable. The Goldfish Boy By Lisa Thompson Scholastic Press, 2017 ISBN 9781338053920 Matthew has OCD issues and spends most of his life upstairs in his bedroom, looking out over the neighbours in their dead-end street. Instead, he watches out the window, recording his neighbors' movements in a notebook, making sure that everyone sticks to their routines.

Start getting weekly information on how to go from spending time on prep to investing in the lives that matter, and get your PDF of A Free Helpful Guide to the 4th Grade FSA ELA Test! I enjoyed this book. See all 6 questions about The Goldfish Boy…, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Readers' Most Anticipated Books of November. So he washes his hands over and over and compulsively cleans his room and belongings. I liked this book because it was about a boy facing his fears to help someone else. Your email address will not be published.

This Middle Grade novel is set in a neighborhood and is about a 12 year old boy who lives in it named Matthew Corbin. Even the kids misjudge their neighbors when they are trying to solve the mystery.

This is my favourite out of all 6 books, but I thought the ending was a bit predictable.

slower to start but couldn’t put it down later .. whatever age you are, it has your mind + heart by the end.

Gorgeous and gripping. Matthew has a problem that is suffocating his lifestyle.

Two kids are staying with their Grandfather next door to him when the toddler goes missing and a mystery ensues. Matthew (the Goldfish Boy) has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Your information will *never* be shared or sold to a 3rd party. Two kids are staying with their Grandfather next door to him when the toddler goes missing and a mystery ensues. TM ® & © 2016 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved.

He hates germs and will not go outside.

When a toddler staying next door goes missing, it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him alive.

Suddenly, Matthew finds himself at the center of a high-stakes mystery, and every one of his neighbors is a suspect. He sees germs everywhere.

So very very, touching, and very much a "page-turner". Read the whole book in a day I literally couldn’t put it down! LEGAL. *tears up*This was just beautiful. so far ,out of 2 books , Goldfish boy has been my favorite book.

He refuses to leave his bedroom. He knows that if they win, he will cause someone else to get sick and die. This is a great book that my class read and plus anybody will enjoy this! Terms of Service Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven, complex character study at its core — like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. Start getting weekly information on how to go from spending time on prep to investing in the lives that matter, and get your FREE copy of my 5th Grade Curriculum Map: ELA & Social Studies Standards. Of course Matthew knows the neighborhood bett.

Two kids are staying with their Grandfather next door to him when the toddler goes missing and a mystery ensues. My favourite part of the book is near the end when the Goldfish Boy overcomes his fear and steps out from his room into the world outside because it shows that anything is possible if you put your mind to it and you should never give up. by Scholastic Press. Nancy, Dulwich Hamlet Junior School He sees germs everywhere. I loved how the book was so honest, real and raw. A story about finding friendship when you’re lonely – and hope when all you feel is fear. This is one of the first books I ordered from my library for curbside pickup and I absolutely loved it. I think that the fact that Mathew is OCD helps my understanding of the way somebodies mind works in that situation.

The goldfish boy was very imaginative and clever by twisting the theme of OCD (obssessive compulsive disorder) into a mystery about kidnapping of a toddler called Teddy. I found it quite sad at first because it is about a boy who has OCD and is confined to his room due condition.

He has a number of coping mechanisms - he cleans incessantly, and scrubs his hands until they are sore and bleeding.

Additionally all through the book it mentions his baby brother, Callum, and how it is Matthew’s fault Callum died but the book conceals how Callum died until the very end of the book.Therefore I spent the majority of my time reading Goldfish Boy wondering how Callum died. Matthew is just treated as weird or strange for staying inside. Matthew's OCD makes it hard for him to go to school and he spends most of his days in his room or the "office" where he cleans or watches his neighbors. Definite flavours of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time - I'll be recommending this a lot next year. This book is difficult to put down, because you want so much to know the answers. This story follows a kid named Matthew who has OCD. Thompson’s captures this beautifully through intertwining diary entries and emails, making the text more engaging and real. He hasn't been to school in weeks.

In the United States, this is 3.3 million people. So he washes his hands over and over and compulsively cleans his room and belongings.

Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson, a review by Ray (age 9), Matty's fear of germs is taking over his life. ( Log Out /  This book is about mystery, overcoming your fears for the greater good, and guilt.

Twelve-year-old Matthew got the nickname THE GOLDFISH BOY because he spends all his time in his bedroom, too afraid to go outside. This is an inspirational and wonderfully moving story. Matthew ends up being part of a mystery when he realizes that he was the last person to see a young boy. The mystery element fitted in very well. I give it 9/10. Matthew Corbin is 12 years old, but he doesn’t go to school. Privacy Policy. The title, "The Goldfish Boy," is representative of how Matthew lives his life. Basil E. Frankweiler Book Quiz and Resource Page, I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President, Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Book Quiz and Resource Page, Number the Stars Book Quiz and Resource Page, Paint the Wind Book Quiz and Resource Page, A Single Shard Book Quiz and Resource Page, Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill, Stink and the Incredible, Super Galactic Jawbreaker, The Tail of Emily Windsnap Book Quiz and Resource Page, The Tiger Rising Book Quiz and Resource Page, The Witch of Blackbird Pond Book Quiz and Resource Page, A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius, Book Topics - Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales, Eight Great Books with Strong Female Characters, Eight Great Books with Multiple Viewpoints.

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