MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS . . .
The Sid Fleischman Humor Award winning novel begins, “I have been accused of being anal retentive, an overachiever and a compulsive perfectionist, like those are bad things. My disposition probably has a lot to do with the fact that I am technically a genius. Unfortunately, this label seems to precede me wherever I go.”
Who would have thought that being so smart could be so hard (and so funny)? Millicent Min, Girl Genius is a book for anyone who's ever been smarter than average in school, but dumber than average in life. Heartwarming, quirky and hilarious, this middle grade/young adult novel chronicles a summer of twists and turns in the life an eleven-year-old genius who's a social outcast.
"This funny book will have you laughing with and feeling for Millicent as she tries."
-- Washington Post (Book of the Week)
"An outstanding, very funny novel that both adults and 11- to 13-year-olds will enjoy." —Nancy Pearl on NPR
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"Readers don't have to share Millicent Min's IQ to empathize with the 11-year old genius narrator featured in this energetic first novel." -- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"... (a) smartly funny debut novel."
-- The Horn Book Magazine
"... an utterly charming debut . . . the kind of tour de force that leaves one breathless."
-- Boston Globe
"Funny, charming and heartwarming, with something to say about the virtues of trust and truth telling, this deserves an A."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Yee brings alive Millicent's intellectual appetite and zest." -- USA TODAY (Critic's Pick)