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Millicent Min, Girl Genius Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 2004
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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.
In Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Millicent must endure the summer between her junior and senior years of high school as she counts down to the day she will be free from the company of children, and finally be able to spread her wings in college. This summer, her parents have signed her up for volleyball classes and offered her services as a tutor to friend of the family and obnoxiously typical twelve-year-old boy Stanford Wong. On the upside, they've allowed her to register for a poetry class at a local university, and this summer she's made her first friend.
Millicent goes through all the difficulties of being a smart kid, and she experiences them to the extreme. Her alienation, awkwardness, and pride are all emotions with which anyone ever considered "that smart kid" can identify. Her precociousness is charming and alarming; it seems slightly wrong for a girl of almost twelve to prefer spending time with her poetry professor to attending slumber parties. At the same time, for those of us who are the same way, it seems just right.
Like many other children's and young adult books, Millicent Min, Girl Genius shows us how much change can happen over one summer. Millicent starts off knowing it all, needing no one, and socializing almost exclusively with her grandmother. By the end of the book she realizes she has a lot to learn, comes to appreciate her parents more, and starts hanging out with kids her own age. I strongly recommend Millicent Min, Girl Genius to anyone who loves to laugh, has ever felt like they knew better than the rest of the world, or has been told they're too smart for their own good.
I've heard that her book is so great that they're going to make it in Italian and it's already out on audio tape! What luck for a first time book! Congrads Mrs. Yee
"Millicent Min, Girl Genius" is the only novel I have ever read that captured the alienation I so often felt in childhood. At the age of eleven, Millicent has many of the same problems I did at her age. She's lonely, but doesn't even realize it. Taking her first college class over the summer, she hopes she'll meet other students who share her academic interests, with whom she can have intelligent conversations, only to discover that most college students are no more passionately intellectual than high school students, and adults, however fond they may become of her, don't really see someone her age as a potential friend.Read more ›
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There are different ways to be an eccentric--and I mean this term in the most positive sense--and it is not clear that the author necessarily intended to suggest that Millicent is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lars E. Perner
Millicent is an 11-year old genius! Unfortunately, she’s also a dork (signing a yearbook in Latin?)
Of course, being a genius also means having no friends. Read more
This is a highly book-smart girl challenged to figure out why other kids don't get things like she does and why she doesn't have friends. She's smart but clueless. Read morePublished 23 months ago by HJPeters
Millicent Min Girl Genius is a fabulous story for introverts.
Millicent says things that logical people may often have thought about emotional situations. Read more
I just love Millicent Min. I gave this book to my granddaughters.Published on December 29, 2013 by Mary Lineberry
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Millie is an 11-year old genius. She's started taking college classes. She prefers books to toys. Clearly she's intelligent, but she's not always smart when it comes to... Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Lisa Ard
Millicent, an eleven year old girl genius, was taking college classes. Because of her high intelligence, this summer her mother made her go to volleyball camp and tutor her "sort... Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Eoz