The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L.Holm
This book is all about possibilities. I really don't know how a book can be so humorous yet introspective at the same time. Eleven year-old Ellie isn't interested in her parents' theatrical passion/occupation. She is not interested in her friends' sports or activities.
She is completely surprised when her mother brings a home a "relative" who appears to be about thirteen. She finds out that it is her grandfather who has done a science experiment about anti-aging on himself. The two show how important it is to stop, observe and analyze impact and consequences.
Ellie analyzes her divorced parents (who respect each other), her mother's boyfriend and even school with her grandfather. This is one meaningful book that you will appreciate and you will notice how few characters are included. It oozes science and you don't even know it. There are even web sites and resources at the end of the book to "continue the conversation".
Formulated with elements of excellence
*2017 Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee*