"His talent for finding things, his obsessive hunger to return things to their owners, had owned him before he had language. Mother told him stories about how he returned to her anything she dropped, even when he was still crawling or toddling with a sagging diaper. It was as if he had been born with this mission in life: to see that all lost things were returned. But when he lost Mother, he coludn't find her. He couldn't return to himself the most precious thing he owned" ~ from Lost and Found.
The other kids at school won't talk to Ezekiel Blast because everyone thinks he's a thief. Everyone except his father, who knows that unlikely as it seems, Ezekiel really did just find all the many lost items he returned to their owners. Ezekiel just has a knack for finding things, more of a curse than a power, since it's never done him any good. Then one day, a girl named Beth decides to join Ezekiel in his "shunning bubble". Beth is a proportional dwarf, who at fourteen years old looks about six. She has problems and secrets of her own, but she wants to be Ezekiel's best and only friend.