Bulldog Library

Millicent Min, Girl Genius

on March 27, 2013

JF Yee    •    AR Reading Level: 5.8    •    AR Points: 8.0    •    Quiz #73256

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Millicent Min is a genius.  She is twelve years old and just finished her junior year in high school.  Before she starts her senior year in the fall, Millicent has the whole summer to enjoy her favorite hobbies like reading and solving mathematical puzzles.  She has even signed up for poetry class at Rogers College!  She is really looking forward to a fun summer, but her mom has a few other things planed for Millicent’s summer.  Now, against her will, Millicent has been forced to add volleyball to her summer schedule.  If that is not bad enough, she will also be tutoring her nemesis, Stanford Wong.

This story is written in a journal format.  The chapters are organized by date.  As the days of summer pass, readers see Millicent grow into a well-rounded young lady as her whole world expands to include friends and experiences she never expected.  Through the course of this story, Millicent learns that getting out your comfort zone can be a good thing.  She learns about life and friendship.  She even learns that people you thought you knew may surprise you if you give them a chance.  This is an enjoyable, character-driven story that is likely to make readers want to go out and try something new.

Interest Level: grades 4-8

2004 Sid Fleischman Humor Award

Yee, L. (2003). Millicent Min, Girl Genius. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine Books.

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