Synopses & Reviews
Who would have thought being smart could be so hard (and funny)?
Millicent Min is having a bad summer. Her fellow high school students hate her for setting the curve. Her fellow 11-year-olds hate her for going to high school. And her mother has arranged for her to tutor Stanford Wong, the poster boy for Chinese geekdom. But then Millie meets Emily. Emily doesn't know Millicent's IQ score. She actually thinks Millie is cool. And if Millie can hide her awards, ignore her grandmother's advice, swear her parents to silence, blackmail Stanford, and keep all her lies straight, she just might make her first friend.
What's it gong to take? Sheer genius.
"An 11-year-old breezes through high school and college classes, but when it comes to making friends her own age, she's at a loss. 'Readers don't have to share the heroine's IQ to empathize with the genius narrator of this energetic first novel,' wrote PW in a starred review. Ages 9-12. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Lisa Yees novels include Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book); the first Bobby book, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally); and most recently WARP SPEED. She lives in South Pasadena, California, with her family. Please visit her website at www.lisayee.com.