Who would have thought being smart could be so hard and funny Millicent Min is having a bad summer Her fellow high school students hate her for setting the curve Her fellow 11 year olds hate her for going to high school And her mother has arranged for her to tutor Stanford Wong, the poster boy for Chinese geekdom But then Millie meets Emily Emily doesn t know Millicent s IQ score She actually thinks Millie is cool And if Millie can hide her awards, ignore her grandmother s advice, swear her parents to silence, blackmail Stanford, and keep all her lies straight, she just might make her first friend.What s it gong to take Sheer genius....
|Title||:||Millicent Min, Girl Genius|
|Publisher||:||Scholastic Paperbacks September 1, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|File Size||:||995 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Millicent Min, Girl Genius Reviews
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 on the autism spectrum. She may or may not be. Whether she is or not, this is a great illustration of what a girl with Asperger's Syndrome who slips through the cracks and is not diagnosed might be like: Brilliant in many ways and yet so naive in others. Not all geeky people have one narrow interest. In fact, Millicent shows interest in the literature course she is taking at a community college over the summer--so much that she tries to inspire the rest of the class to add on to the readings. It is arranged that those interested in optional additional readings stay after the first class to talk to the instructor. Strangely, Millicent ends up the only one to seek out this opportunity.
When I finished listening to the unabridged audio version of MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS, I began looking forward to more books by the perceptive and witty Yee. Her book captivates on several levels -- Millie is brilliant, yet naive, Emily is bubbly yet astute, etc. Handling these layers is difficult for even the most seasoned of novelists, yet Yee carries it off with deft skill, touching compassion and sharp humor that never becomes obvious. Basically, Millie is like a preteen Mr. Spock on a planet of William Shatners, but ultimately she realizes the truth of the adage that "everyone is my superior in that I may learn from them." Along the way, we become attached to the rich characterizations Yee spins and the amusing situations that keep us listening and/or reading page after page. Everybody repeat after me: MORE MILLIE! MORE MILLIE! MORE YEE! MORE YEE! Let's hope this is just the beginning of a library of wondrous works from one of America's most promising writers.
Millicent Min is a delightful prodigy with social incompetence. Although only eleven years old, Millie has already completed the 11th grade and is taking a summer college class. Millie's academic and sophisticated vocabulary contrasts with her childlike naïveté, which endears her to the reader. With wit and wisdom, Lisa Yee has created an unusual, charming protagonist who matures one summer with the help of a new friend, a reluctant student, and her fun-loving family who are all dealing with problems of their own.
of a young Asian-American girl and the age-old dilemmas of growing up. Humorous and quick-paced, this story held my 11 year old's attention. Millicent Minn is a girl genius that doesn't make friends easily. In the hopes of letting her daughter experience a 'normal' childhood, Millicent's mother signs her up for volleyball. Millicent's dismay in not getting to take a college course soon ends when she finds a friend, Emily. Hoping to seem like a regular kid, Millicent lies to Emily, hiding the truth about her intelligence. And the trouble begins!
Millicent Min Girl Genius is a fabulous story for introverts.
Millicent is your basic clueless but likeable brainiac. Don't be put off by the first chapter and Millicent's writing in Latin. It just goes to show how different her humor is.
My 8-year-old read this in two days and wants the others in the series.
I needed multiple copies of this book.