Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
(Sid Fleischman Humor Award (Awards))

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Who would have thought being smart could be so hard (and so funny)?

Millicent Kwan 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 going to take? Sheer genius.
 

About Lisa Yee

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Lisa Yees first novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. Her other novels include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book), So Totally Emily Ebers, and Absolutely Maybe. She lives in South Pasadena, California
 
Published October 1, 2003 by Arthur A. Levine Books. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From Yee’s first sentence—“I have been accused of being anal retentive, an overachiever, and a compulsive perfectionist, like those are bad things”—this perfectly captures the humor, unique voice, and dilemma of Millicent Min, its wunderkind heroine.

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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.

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Youthful actress Agena, perhaps best known for her role as Lane Kim on TV's Gilmore Girls , is perfect as Millicent Min, a certified genius who still has plenty to learn in this humorous and touching novel.

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When Emily turns her back on Millicent for pretending to be someone she's not, Millicent must solve a problem more difficult than any math equation or test question.

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