Millicent Min, Girl Genius

 
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Smart and Funny
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The debut novel Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee is an absolute riot. Millicent is eleven years old - and recently completed eleventh grade. Over the summer, she plans to take college courses and (unhappily) tutor Stanford, a boy who drives her up a wall. Her mother, thinking she needs more of a social life with kids her own age, enrolls her in a summer volleyball team. There, she meets a girl who recently moved to town and does not know of Millicent's collegiate status. What's a smart girl to do?

This hilarious book teaches young kids and adults like everywhere that it is okay to be smart. Millicent may feel much older than she is, mentally, but chronologically, she is still a kid. By the end of the summer, she is a little more comfortable in her own skin and proud of who she is and what she's accomplished.

Pop culture tidbit: The audio book is read by Keiko Agena, known as Lane on Gilmore Girls.

I highly recommend this book to kids of all ages. (You too, parents and teachers.) Kids reading comedic realistic fiction such as the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary, the Alice McKinley series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor or the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald will certainly adore Millicent Min. I hope that Yee writes more tales, if not of Millicent, then of others. She has a real knack.
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Not What I Thought It Would Be...
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Reader reviewed by OY

When I picked up this book I wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to pretty interesting.
  Millicent just does not fit in well with kids her age, considering that she is an eleven year old and a junior in high school.
     During the summer events turn that helps her make a few friends in unexpected places.
    It was nice in one of the final scenes how Stan saved her from dancing with Digger. (What kind of name is that?)
   But it is a really cute book and its not all about the struggles of a genius. Just pick it up and you won't be so disappointed.


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Millicent Min Girl Genius
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Reader reviewed by penguinlover333

This book is about an eleven year old girl that is about to enter 11th grade.
Millicent is having a terrible summer. Her grandmother is moving away, she doesnt have any friends, she has to tutor her enemy, and her mother has signed her up for volleyball. In volleyball she meets Emily and becomes friends with her. The only problem is that Emily doesnt know that Millicent is a genius. Millicent will have to find a way to tutor her enemy, learn how to play volleyball, hide her awards, and keep all of her lies straight. Will Millicent make it through the summer? Read this book to find out!
I would recommend this book to girls ages 9-12. If I had to rate this book, I would rate it a five out of five, because I really enjoyed reading it.
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Millicent isn't such a genius
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Reader reviewed by Sosha

I felt embarassed to read many sections of this books because of Millicent's constant embarassing moments. Although she has a genius IQ, she would score very low on tests for social skills. It is a fun and easy read, however, if you can get past how dense Millicent is. Some scenes with her (such as one in the mall with her friend) are quite humorous from an outsider's point of view.
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pretty good!
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Reader reviewed by Jessica

The book is about an 11 year old girl named Millicent,who goes to high school. In the summer,she starts to take a poetry class at a college. Sadly,no one wants to be friends with her because she is so intellegent. Later,Millicent's mom signs her up for volleyball. During volleyball practice,a girl named Emily becomes a friend to Millie. Millie hides the fact that she is a genius. Read the book to find out what happens.
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Reader reviewed by Ari

Millie is an 11-year-old with a genius IQ,who is taking a college poetry class and waiting for her high school senior year. Millie's lack of friends is a cause of concern for her parents. So her parents enroll her in summer volleyball and enlisted to tutor Stanford Wong, a friend of the family. At volleyball, Millie meets Emily who becomes her first real friend but Millie doesn't tell Emily about her genius status. Eventually Emily learns the truth and feels betrayed. Millie thinks that Emily is angry because she is smart, while in truth, Emily is hurt that Millie doesn't trust her. This story is great and many people with connect with Millie.
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Reader reviewed by Mozy

I think this book is fairly predictable. It is really good for younger readers. It is about the same old things a super-smart girl would want- to be accepted by her peers. Lisa Yee did an excellent job otherwise. I wouldn't reccomend this book unless you too were going through the same dillema as Millicent Min.
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over the top
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Reader reviewed by artemis

This is the life of a pre-teen genius. The story is okay, but the plot is pretty old. How often can a nerdy, super-smart girl want to be accepted by people who think she isn't cool enough to hang around them? Too often--in this case. The ending is predictable and it is boring in parts. Read this only if you have nothing else to do.
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Genuis
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Reader reviewed by Nurin

In this soon to be YRCA young Millicent who is a genius and will be graduating next year enrolls in an university course during the summer. First she finds out that the older girl who she hangs around with only wants her around so Millicent can do her homework for her. Then her parents enroll her into a sports class in which she makes friends wilth a girl her age who has no idea that Millicent is a genuis and is graduating in a few years. When Millicent's friend finds out their is a huge blow up....
This book is really good for all ages.
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Great book!
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Reader reviewed by Jamie

Eleven-year-old Millicent Min is a certified genius, but she's not very good at making friends. Hoping to improve Millicent's social life, her mom signs her up for a volleyball league. Millicent would rather not play volleyball, but she does manage to make friends with a new girl in town named Emily. Sure that Emily will dislike her if she discovers that she's a genius, Millicent takes pains to hide that fact. Can the girls' friendship survive such a secret?
This is such a good book I think EVERYONE will like it!
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Couldn't put it down!
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Reader reviewed by Calamander

This book is about a girl, 11 years old, and in her 2nd to last year of highschool! She is really smart as you can see, but this causes her to have absolutely no friends that are teachers or family. Untill she meets Emily, and so the lies begin. I like this because the author writes with lots of style and pizazz.
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