Eighth grader Travis really misses his dog, left behind when the boy and his recovering alcoholic grandfather move to a new town for work for the older man. Feeling alone and facing attending a new school, Travis is determined to “stay under the radar” and hide the learning disability he has managed to keep his teachers and grandfather from discovering. Velveeta, a quirky classmate with secrets of her own, however, is determined to befriend Travis and discover what he is hiding. Her persistence and the perception of a resource teacher, Mr. McQueen, may cause Travis to acknowledge his inability to read. A book for readers who like Fish In a Tree, Bluefish is a story of friendship and trust for readers 11+.