This is a story about misfit John Egan, an 11 year old in a too large body, and with a perceptive mind. John tries to makes sense of a difficult world by being a human lie detector. I think this might be a case of “it‘s me, not you”. I kept waiting for some big reveal, some kind of trauma, something that could justify the eerie feeling I got from the book. And there was a climax, but everything after that moved a bit too quickly, for my taste.