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"Complex and satisfying. Written from Daniel's point of view, this perceptive first-person narrative is sometimes painful, sometimes amusing, and always rewarding." - BOOKLIST (starred review)

From the author of Incredible Space Raiders from Space! comes a brand-new coming-of-age story about a boy whose life revolves around hiding his obsessive compulsive disorder - until he gets a mysterious note that changes everything.

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.



About the Author

Wesley King

Wesley King lives in Ostrea Lake, Nova Scotia, in an old century home on the ocean, where he spends most of his time with his laptop and a cup of tea and relies on his far more capable wife to keep him alive. His debut novels, The Vindico and The Feros, were both Junior Library Guild Selections. The Vindico was also the 2013 Red Maple Winner. His third novel, The Incredible Space Raiders (From Space) was a Silver Birch Nominee. In 2016 he released Dragons vs. Drones and OCDaniel, which were both critically acclaimed. OCDaniel is an Edgar Award and Silver Birch Nominee and has been translated to be released in countries ranging from Germany to Brazil to Japan. In Spring 2017 he will be releasing Enemy of the Realm: A Dragons vs Drones novel and Laura Monster Crusher. In Spring 2018 he will be releasing A World Below as well as some to-be-announced projects. He loves hearing from readers and speaks actively in schools across North America.



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