Miller and Stentz are better known as screenwriters and co-wrote X-Men: First Class and Thor. You can see the influence of this in the fast pacing of the novel and the dialogue. The mystery is engaging, but what really kept me turning the pages was Colin. He has Asperger's syndrome so he's used to studying his peers and looking for clues just to read their emotions. Colin has pictures of Sherlock Holmes, Spock and Data from Star Trek, and Grissom from CSI above his bed. He tries to emulate these heroes and uses reason to discover the truth--even if it means clearing the name of a bully. Those looking for a mystery or a funny school story will enjoy this book.
Colin Fischer by Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz
5th - 8th Grade
Tags: Contemporary Fiction, Fast-Paced, Humor, Issues Fiction, Mystery, School Stories