Bluefish
Pat Schmatz
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Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM By Pat Schmatz

Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he s missing his old hound, Rosco Now there s just the cramped place he shares with his alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of school But that s before Travis meets Mr McQueen, who doesn t take pass for an answer a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natuTravis is missing his old home in the country, and he s missing his old hound, Rosco Now there s just the cramped place he shares with his alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of school But that s before Travis meets Mr McQueen, who doesn t take pass for an answer a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world And it s before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.
  • Title: Bluefish
  • Author: Pat Schmatz
  • ISBN: 9780763653347
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover

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Lanica Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
PERSONAL REVIEW: I LOVED this book!LIBRARIAN REVIEW: It's not for everyone. Adults might be bored, unless they are trying to get into the mind of a school aged kid. It's aimed at a high school or middle school audienceor at teachers. It's a feel-good novel about hard luck and hard lives in the school years, which is pretty common these days. But, this book really captures the feel of being an outsider without screaming about the main characters being outsiders. The great thing about this book is [...]
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Rebecca Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Actual Rating: 2.75Read this review and more on my blogIn a nutshell: Bluefish is a quick read about life, friendship and words. It was not necessarily a bad book but it's not an extraordinary one either. I was drawn to Bluefish when I found out that it features my all-time favourite book, The Book Thief. Mentions to books I love within other books is one of the small things that makes me happy. Other reviews led me to believe that The Book Thief played a larger role than it actually did, though [...]
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Steven R. McEvoy Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Few books have as immediate an impact on me as this book. As someone who grew up with a learning disability, a dual form of dyslexia, reading this book was much like reliving some of my own childhood. Schmatz does an amazing job of capturing the feelings, emotions and immense frustration of having a learning disability and being different from other people. She captures the sense of being an outsider at school and the embarrassment of going out to special education classes. She also captures how [...]
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Donalyn Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
An outstanding story about working through grief and supporting one another. Travis and Velveeta are memorable characters-- the kind of kids you fall in love with and root for
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Jazmin Arroyo Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Iamgine how it would feel not to be able to read at your days of adolecensece. I am going to tell you all about the book Bluefish as you can see. The genre of the book bluefish is realistic fiction. What I really thought about this book was that it had alot of emotion and was a roller coaster of events because at times the characters had sorrowness in their life.A teens life is not going well while living whith his grandpa in a little town in Wisconsin IL. The setting affects the story by Travis [...]
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Julian Martinez Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Imagine you live a life where both your parents died and your dog too, now you live with your grandpa and your starting a new life would you want to live that life. Well I definitely wouldn't because my life is already good as it is so that's why I wouldn't. The genre of this book is realistic fiction I known this because the things and the situations that happen in the book sounded like events that would occur in a actual persons life.***WARNING the following book review may contain spoilers yo [...]
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Gina Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
This was actually a very good book, nice and enjoyable, a light read. Although it deals with some heavy issues, it doesn't do so in a way that choked me up in the way that other books have - which is not always a bad thing. The characters were likable, and even if Velveeta was a little extra quirky, I've known people like her and it only endeared her more to me. Overall, I liked it.
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Nicolas Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Blue fish Blue fish, a book written by Pat Schmatz is about a kid called Travis that lives with his grandpa that moves from his home without his dog Roscoe. Travis never learned how to read and he is currently now in 8th grade, he moved to an unknown place where he met Velveeta. A young girl that is full of secrets that's determined to find out with a teacher named Mr McQueen what Travis is hiding from everybody else. Overall the book is mediocre in my opinion it's very boring and honestly it's [...]
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Alfredo Valdez Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Imagine if you had to start everything over again, new school, new friends, new teachers, new everything. Well in this book "Bluefish" a 13 year old boy named Travis has to leave everything behind and start a new life in a new town with his alcoholic grandfather. The genre of this book is realistic fiction because it contains events that can happen at any time. Both of Travis' parents died before the story started. His mother died first and then his father crashed into a tree. That's not all his [...]
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Elena Mills Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
This was a curious book. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't very exciting. It was a pretty good story line, but there wasn't really a theme, or a moral or anything. It was still good though.
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Brandon Santiago Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
***Spoiler Alert*** Imagine if you had to be transferred to a new school with new people and new teachers and also living in a new town. Well the Genre of this book is realistic fiction . the book overall is really great because you get to see how a boy is dealing with being at a new school .There was a boy who was named Travis and he had to move in with his Grandpa in a new town .Travis hated the idea because when they left he didn't want to do anything with school and how he had to try to get [...]
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Yanely Martinez Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Imagine moving somewhere far away from home and you could never go back, starting at a new school, a new life, and there was no way out. I'm going to be telling you about this book called Bluefish. The genre of this book is realistic fiction. This book was upsetting bet yet so fascinating. This boy did not really have the best life he could have had better. You will see how his friends try helping him out.The setting of the book took place in Wisconsin IL. Travis wanted so bad to move back to hi [...]
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Shayne Bauer Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Maybe a 3.5. This one is cute, and it gives a nice glimpse into the lives of several youngsters who are harboring very different secrets. Their lives merge into a unique friendship which emphasizes the importance of acceptance. There is one (literal) jaw-dropping, OMG moment--and I thoroughly enjoyed it because I did not see it coming. I will recommend this book to both male and female students, as I can see them enjoying it even more than I did.
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Patricia Powell Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
In Pat Schmatz’s “Bluefish” (Candlewick 2011), Travis, 13, has to move into town and live with Grandpa. Travis’ heart is broken over his lost hound, Roscoe. And school is painful. Grandpa has stopped drinking, but Travis knows it won’t last. The only bright spark in his life is classmate, Velveeta, who is the liveliest, flirtiest girl, who wears old lady scarves—different colors every day—with her hoody. Velveeta inherited the scarves from Calvin, the old man who lived in the next [...]
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Reading Teen Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Out of the dozens of un-read ARC books on my bookshelf, for some reason, Bluefish was the book that stuck out to me a few days ago. I picked it up one night before going to bed… And had finished it by breakfast the next morning. I got very little sleep that night. This book was just so great. It literally left me speechless.I will admit that Bluefish was one of the extremely rare books that made me cry. In fact, it was the second. The first was Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But, that [...]
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Teresa Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Loved this. Reminded me a little of Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt, since Travis is a kid who could choose to get into trouble but is really trying not to. He lives with his newly-recovering alcoholic grandfather, and they've just moved out of their home in the country, losing track of their beloved hound dog, Rosco, in the process. In his new school, he meets the irrepressible Vida, aka "Velveeta", who basically forces him to be her friend. And then his English teacher, Mr. McQueen, figures out T [...]
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Ellie Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
1. NO MORE DEAD DOGS.2. References to a book (The Book Thief) that you have to have read to get what's going on.3. THE MYSTERIOUS MYSTERY GIRL WITH PROBLEMS OF HER OWN.4. Didn't love the way the story was told switching between third and first person in a weird, weird way.5. I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way because I love library representations in kids books. However, I feel as if sometimes in books, kids find the library and then find themselves/change their life there WAY more o [...]
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April Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Bluefish by Pat Schmatz is an understated contemporary novel. I haven’t actually seen any reviews for it so far, so it seems very under the radar, or at least it did until I checked and realized it doesn’t come out until September 13. However, we still see advance reviews for most books, and I really do think Bluefish is going to be one of those that will be under the radar.Read the rest of my review here
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Erin Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
I actually groaned when I turned a page near the end of the book and discovered it was the last page of the story. I fell in love with Travis, Velveeta and Bradley, loved all of the references to other books, and actually thought many of the loose ends added to the realness of the lives of the characters.
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Andrew Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
BluefishThis book is a very interesting one, it is very different from regular books and has a strange plot and characters; but it is an intriguing and good story. The main character is a boy named Travis and a girl named Velveeta. The setting is a new town where Travis moves to. The main conflict is basically Travis and his struggles with school. The overall review of this book is good. I think that the characters are dull and they use kid-like language when they are supposed to be in the 8th g [...]
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Emiliano Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
The main story is about Travis a teen in 8th grade who is a bluefish. He just moved to this new town and he is angry, stupid, and alone. However this girl named Velveeta who is smart knows Travis has a secret and she tries to discover it however Travis knows she has secrets of her own. This book is in my opinion mediocre.The characters aren’t believable in terms of their age and how they act accordingly to it. The author never tells us their age she only tells us they are in 8th grade. However [...]
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Jaclyn Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
It was an emotional ride but it's a very gratifying, quick read, at the same time. A story about kids dealing with the struggles of life and loss, relationships, home lives, bullies, anger, and school. The characters are much more believable than they are in many YA books. I loved the references to The Book Thief too. Also, can we just take a moment to celebrate a book written about teenagers where they don't fall into the ultimate love with one another and never look back for the rest of their [...]
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Elaine Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
One more reminder that kids are able to handle and HIDE more than we think. So many YA novels portray ALL adults as the cause of angst and unhappiness—so glad to see a few sensitive and insightful grown-ups in the lives of Velveeta and Travis.
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Salim Hasanin Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
It's okay, I liked Schooled by Gordan Korman better which is a similar book. I wasn't really hooked or dissapointed when i had to stop reading
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Monica Edinger Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
I agree with those who are calling this a "quiet" book. Because I can't figure out how, I'm not able to rate it and I'm not going to do plot here (you can find that in other reviews here, I'm sure). What I will do is mull a bit about it.First of all one aspect of the book's quiet is due to the main character Travis who is incredibly silent on the surface though steaming underneath for many good reasons we learn as the book goes on. There are some lovely scenes through which we get to know Travis [...]
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Maggie Desmond-O'Brien Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Good YA is the balance between the artsy and the readable. Good YA is also the balance between the story teens need to hear, and the one they want to hear. Good YA requires a connection between author and reader perhaps more than in any other genre; a sort of telepathy, and loyalty. Bluefish is perhaps one of the most crystallized examples of good YA I have ever read, bringing to mind the classics by Judy Blume and Louis Sachar, the ones I read before I even knew what YA was.We have a rural sett [...]
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Brenna Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Thank you to Candlewick Press and the first reads giveaway for my copy of this book!Travis seems to think he is a Seussian "bluefish" in more ways than he can shake a stick at. He's the new kid in town. He has a grandpa to raise him instead of two parents. His dog Roscoe has disappeared. Despite all of these facets of his life, when he enrolls in a new school, he meets a girl named Velveeta, or rather, Velveeta meets him. And thus begins a story of middle school friendship that's so much more t [...]
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Sarah McLaughlin Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
I read this book for a middle school-level Literary Devices class. I thought it was great at the beginning—we were only allowed to read 6 chapters a week to be able to discuss it, and a lot of my classmates finished it before they were supposed to. They just couldn't help it. It is a really addicting book. However, towards the end, I became a bit disappointed, which is the reason I give it four stars instead of five. The main contributor to my disappointment is the fact that the book really do [...]
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Deven Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
I really liked this book, it reminded me kind of, of the book thief when he started circling letters, and when I learned that Velveeta was reading the book thief, I laughed out loud! Overall, I really liked this book, and would recommend it.
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David Avalos Sep 21, 2019 - 00:22 AM
Have you ever felt like everything was not going your way? Well if you have this book is for you. Bluefish is a fiction novel. I thought this was an excellent book. *Spoiler Alert* Travis is a kid who isn't smart and doesn't know how to read.Bluefish is about a 13 year old boy named Travis who's life isn't going so great. He hates living with his Grandpa, he hates his new town he just moved into, and he lost his dog in his old house. Travis considers dropping out of his new school, as he is no g [...]
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Bluefish By Pat Schmatz Travis is missing his old home in the country, and he s missing his old hound, Rosco Now there s just the cramped place he shares with his alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of school But that s before Travis meets Mr McQueen, who doesn t take pass for an answer a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natuTravis is missing his old home in the country, and he s missing his old hound, Rosco Now there s just the cramped place he shares with his alcoholic grandpa, a new school, and the dreaded routine of school But that s before Travis meets Mr McQueen, who doesn t take pass for an answer a rare teacher whose savvy persistence has Travis slowly unlocking a book on the natural world And it s before Travis is noticed by Velveeta, a girl whose wry banter and colorful scarves belie some hard secrets of her own With sympathy, humor, and disarming honesty, Pat Schmatz brings to life a cast of utterly believable characters and captures the moments of trust and connection that make all the difference.

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