The Short Seller by Elissa Brent Weissman

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...smoothly weaves information about the stock market and finance into the story’s family dynamics and middle-grade friendship problems.
-Publishers Weekly

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A twelve-year-old takes on the stock market in this money-minded middle grade novel that Publishers Weekly calls “a smart pick.”

It all starts when seventh grader Lindy Sachs is granted one hundred dollars and access to her father’s online trading account as a way to alleviate her boredom while she’s home sick from school.

Lindy learns something immediately—she is very, very good at e-trading. Her one hundred dollars soon becomes two hundred dollars. Then four hundred. And more. With trading talent and access to her parents’ savings, the opportunity to make some real dough is too tempting to pass up. In fact, given how well Lindy’s stocks are doing, it would be a disservice to not invest it all…Right?
 

About Elissa Brent Weissman

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Elissa Brent Weissman is the author of The Short Seller, Nerd Camp, and Standing for Socks as well as The Trouble with Mark Hopper. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her at EBWeissman.com.
 
Published May 7, 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 258 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 08 2013

...smoothly weaves information about the stock market and finance into the story’s family dynamics and middle-grade friendship problems.

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Kirkus

Good
on Mar 13 2013

...those who are drawn in by Lindy’s passion and the fun math puzzles will be rewarded by a startlingly suspenseful conclusion

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