Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Clearly there's something "different" about Tess, perhaps she's on the ASD spectrum or perhaps there's something else going on, but whatever it is, she's relatively friendless and socially awkward. Her parents don't help - and her discovery that she's the product of a sperm donation sends her into a tailspin. I did feel sorry for Tess and her lack of ability to get any help for what's bothering her, and I was angry at the adults around her for behaving so poorly. But those feelings were lukewarm, perhaps because (to me) the writing felt a little passive. Plus, perhaps in England the Dewey Decimal system is different, or perhaps because this is an ARC it was a placeholder, but there is no "1.0" in DDC.
ARC provided by publisher.