Rave Reviews Log: Realistic Fiction

October 22, 2007

Millicent Min, Girl Genius

By Lisa Yee
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

Millicent is a genius at age 11 and a complete misfit. She attends high school, belongs to several groups like Math Club and Chess Club, is taking her first college course over the summer, and doesn't have one friend to show for it. Her time is spent with her eccentric grandmother and her parents. But along with the summer college course, her parents sign her up to tutor Stanford Wong, her mortal enemy, and enroll her in a volleyball class. Stanford makes her crazy and volleyball is a disaster until she meets new girl in town, Emily. Emily doesn't know about Millicent's genius, and Millicent quickly deduces it would be better for her never to know. For the first time ever, Millicent is treated like a regular kid by a regular kid. When Emily meets Stanford and assumes that he is the one tutoring Millicent, they both decide to not shatter her illusions. Of course, illusions only last so long. What will happen when Emily finds out the truth? A fun story about learning how to be a friend, filled with humor. Readers will chuckle over how clueless a genius can really be when it comes to dealing with people. Fans of this one can follow it up with Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time and So Totally Emily Ebers.


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