Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means he’s the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cups—and hoping no one notices. Actually, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his strange habits—he 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 he’s 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 doesn’t just notice him: she seems to peer through him.
Then Daniel gets a note: “I need your help,” it says, signed, Fellow Star child—whatever 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.
After discovering that my first career choice—Jedi—was somewhat impractical (for now), I moved on to my second option: fiction author.
While I live in suburban Oshawa, Ontario, I spend most of my time in the imagined universes of super-powered children, dying stars, and dystopian fantasy realms.
This was an interesting story revolving around a boy with OCD. What I liked about this book was that it really didn't seem like the story was a bout Daniel being OCD but the mystery going on. The book was pretty funny and I really liked Daniel. Great book for middle grade.
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