Colin Fischer

Colin Fischer

by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz

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Overview

SOLVING CRIME, ONE FACIAL EXPRESSION AT A TIME

Colin Fischer cannot stand to be touched. He does not like the color blue. He needs index cards to recognize facial expressions.

But when a gun is found in the school cafeteria, interrupting a female classmate's birthday celebration, Colin is the only for the investigation. It's up to him to prove that Wayne Connelly, the school bully and Colin's frequent tormenter, didn't bring the gun to school. After all, Wayne didn't have frosting on his hands, and there was white chocolate frosting found on the grip of the smoking gun...

Colin Fischer is a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, and his story—as told by the screenwriters of X-Men: First Class and Thor—is perfect for readers who have graduated from Encyclopedia Brown and who are ready to consider the greatest mystery of all: what other people are thinking and feeling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595145789
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Colin Fischer Series , #1
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 504,655
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz met on the Internet, a consequence of their mutual love of all things Star Trek. Together, Miller and Stentz have written and/or produced over a hundred hours of television. Most recently, they co-wrote the films X-Men: First Class and Thor. Upcoming projects include Fox's series adaptation of Lev Grossman's The Magicians. Miller and Stentz both live in Los Angeles.

What People are Saying About This

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"Colin Fischer is like an alien anthropologist stranded on Earth, with no choice but to master the local social codes and try to pass as human, or perish." —Lev Grossman, New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians

"Evok[es] Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . . . Readers will be drawn into the mystery and intrigued by Colin’s vision of the world." —PW

"The 14-year-old hero of this extraordinary debut novel is like no one else we've met in children's literature. . . . Readers will take this hero to heart." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

"This is a delightful novel; Colin is a young Sherlock Holmes." —Library Media Connection, starred review

“The subgenre combining sleuthing with characters who have Asperger syndrome gets a new entry offering humor and interesting historical and scientific connections.” - Kirkus Reviews

"Authors Miller and Stentz['s] . . . portrayal of differently wired Colin feels genuine and authentic. [An] engaging and humorous mystery." —Horn Book Reviews

"A sympathetic and dynamic character." —Booklist

"I fell for Colin." —L.A. Times

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Colin Fischer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
ZachRagatz More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic! It is hilarious, heartfelt, and intriguing, often at the same time! I could not stop reading this book, and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys humorous fiction. This book is not just for teens; any adult with a liking for mystery/detective books will certainly enjoy this. Colin Fischer is a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was deeply impressed with this book. 
Gretchen3 More than 1 year ago
COLIN FISCHER is a normal story about a very unique boy  who is forced to adapt to survive. His lack of judgmental attitude makes it possible for him to use his skills in ways that  gain him respect. 
T.K.Campos on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Colin Fischer was a hilarious read for me. I particularly loved the way Colin interacted with others, that is...when he interacted at all. He's very much so as uncensored a human being as possible to be. If he thinks it, you will hear it, and if he observes it, it will undoubtedly be going into his journal. Obviously this makes him an easy target for bullies in his school. Most of the kids in his class have known about him and his "disability" since they were young, yet instead of embracing it and looking past it, they alienate him for it.But one day while in school Colin's observations and curious nature come in handy when he witnesses an incident. This is the real turning point in the book for me, because this is where we learn a lot more about Colin and his interest in solving mysteries.The whole story was really fast paced and I rather enjoyed that aspect. The footnotes scattered throughout took a bit getting used to at first, but once you're into the flow of the story they only enhance everything going on and make things that much funnier. I also liked the contrasting of home life with his school life. While the kids at school don't understand him well at all, his parents are used to his behavior. But being used to his behavior doesn't always make it easy, and we particularly notice this whenever Colin's younger brother Danny is around.I really liked this book and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. You'll definitely chuckle throughout the majority of it.
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