In the book Bluefish, Pat Schmatz, author of Mrs. Estronsky, Mousetraps, and Circle the Truth, tells a touching story of grief, secrets, and friendship. Travis is a quiet kid, with a love for nature. But his life is turned upside-down when he and his grandfather move, his dog Rosco disappears, and he is forced to attend a new school. There he meets Velveeta, a girl whose personality is almost as colorful as the scarves she wears. They both have a secret and they need one another's help to fix the messes that they are both in.