Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen by Donna Gephart

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  Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches Jeopardy! every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better at geography, she would try out for the show’s kids’ week. Not only could she win bundles of money, she’d get to go to the taping in California, where her dad, who left two years ago and who Olivia misses like crazy, lives with his new family.
One day Olivia’s friend-turned-nemesis, Tucker, offers to help her bulk up her geography knowledge. Before Olivia knows it, she’s getting help from all sorts of unexpected sources: her almost-stepdad, superannoying Neil; her genius little brother, Charlie; even her stressed-out mom. Soon she has breezed through the audition rounds and is headed for Hollywood! But will the one person she wants to impress more than anyone else show up to support her?

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About Donna Gephart

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DONNA GEPHART is the author of As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother is Running For President. She lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her family.
Published March 13, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 290 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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One question can best sum up 12-year-old Olivia Bean’s life: What is worse than having a 5-year-old brother who is obsessed with gross trivia and sharing your house with your mother’s boyfriend?

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with her father was a nightly ritual before he split, and if Olivia can ace the online test and the in-person audition to get on the show, she’ll be flown to California where her father will realize what he’s missing.

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In OLIVIA BEAN: TRIVIA QUEEN by Donna Gephart, 12-year-old Olivia Bean used to watch Jeopardy with her dad all the time.

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I also liked Olivia Bean Trivia Queen because I have never read a book about the same topic and plot this book has (not even the teeniest tiniest little bit).

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Despite the book's irresistibly cute cover art, I’d never read a Mercy Watson book before.

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