Bradley Stoke Community School

The Goldfish Boy

By Lisa Thompson



Twelve-year-old Matthew got the nickname THE GOLDFISH BOY because he spends all his time in his bedroom, too afraid to go outside. His obsessive compulsive disorder makes him afraid that he'll bring in germs from the outside world that will make his loved ones sick and possibly die.



Modern times



Loss, death, personal flaws, mental health and friendship



Fiction- mystery


Educational Aspects

  • Loss and death
  • Struggling with OCD
  • Family relationships
  • Links to PSHE