The Fourteenth Goldfish

The Fourteenth Goldfish

Book - 2014
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Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. Then one day a strange boy shows up and he looks a lot like Ellie's grandfather, a scientist who's always been slightly obsessed with immortality.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780375870644
Characteristics: 195 pages ;,22 cm.


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Nov 10, 2018

This book is great!
If you've read "The thing about jellyfish" it will be an even better read

Lizito04 Aug 20, 2017

Grandpa cracks me up!

Jul 24, 2017

This is a really great book. I think that all of the characters are really interesting, and I especially find Ellie's grandpa's personality really funny. Ellie is just a regular girl with a very unlucky goldfish and a cranky grandpa, but it still makes a great book. One thing I want to find out is what happens with the second (weirder) jellyfish. Imagine all the possibilities!

Nov 30, 2016

I checked this out for my 4th grade son to read since he has been tearing through books so fast lately. He seemed to particularly enjoy this one and told me all about it. He even read parts of it to me because he thought it was so funny.

Jul 28, 2016

This is my favourite book, I love it so much! It's funny, interesting, and touching. Everytime I read this book, I cry at the end because it is so touching. I would recommend this book to anyone!!

Jun 14, 2016


Aug 19, 2015

Best Book I have ever read!The title makes sense when you read till the end!! The story all mends together you have to read this book

May 31, 2015

I find this book really interesting. I recommend it for great readers with imagination. PS:I hope you like it! ;)

Feb 23, 2015

I loved this book a lot. So funny and interesting.

Feb 05, 2015

Ellie's grandfather is a scientist who has made himself a teenager again by using a rare species of jellyfish. He comes to live with Ellie and her mom because of his new age. Ellie is going through a lot of life changes. Her old friend has gone on to new things. Ellie is interested in everything she learns from her grandfather about science and scientists. She decides she may want to be a scientist. She makes a new friend, Raj who likes science too. The story follows the antics of Ellie's grandfather and the changes Ellie must adjust to as well as the question of just because you can do something with science, should you?

What I like best about the story is the interesting characters including Ellie, Raj, the grandfather, her mother and Ben the mother's boyfriend. I like the facts about science that make you think. I like how Ellie looks at her life and although leaving things behind is sad, she moves on to new things and enjoys the process of growing up. I like how Ellie brings up the point that life is a cycle and death is an important part of that cycle. Without it the cycle is broken.

I did not particularly like the voice the story was written in. It felt a bit random and jumpy at times without a nice smooth flow. It took me longer to finish the book because of this.

I recommend this book. It is advertized for grades 3-7 which a wide range, but this story actually works for. The story was interesting and different and I learned something which is always a refreshing change.

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