Book Review: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Age Recommended: 13 and up

Genre: Supernatural Fiction

This was an okay book; I felt that the part of the book describing the grandfather’s teenage years was really drawn out. The author could have focused more on developing other aspects of the book – for example, how did the grandfather make himself younger?

This book was an ARC, courtesy of NetGalley.

The Fourteenth Goldfish


Ellie’s not used to change. Middle school is quite stressful and she has almost no friends.
Just when Ellie thinks that things couldn’t get worse, a pimply boy turns up on their doorstep. It’s her grandfather!

Ellie’s grandfather has somehow discovered the secret to eternal youth. He looks, feels, and talks like a teenager. Ellie worries that he may be like this forever but her grandfather doesn’t care at all. He is just overjoyed that he is young again.

Ellie’s grandfather passes off as Ellie’s cousin for a while but it isn’t long before he wants to go back to his office and get all his data and materials for the experiment.

The people at the office won’t let Ellie’s grandfather in because they don’t see him. They see a pimply adolescent who is trying to make mischief.

Will Ellie’s grandfather be able to get into his office and reverse the aging spell?

If you would like to read this book, you can buy it here: The Fourteenth Goldfish


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