Friday, February 5, 2010

Millicent Min, Girl Genius Lisa Yee

Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee
A few months back I read my first Lisa Yee novel Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) . I loved Bobby voice and wanted more Yee. So I decided to read her first novel Millicent Min, Girl Genius. I am so happy I finally read this book. I loved it.

11yr old Millicent Min has just completed her junior year of high school. Millicent is not having the best summer. Her parents will only let her take one college course. They signed Millicent up for volleyball. She must tutor her archenemy Standford Wong. Her grandmother and best friend is moving.

Millicent Min is just this little girl who happens to be a genius. Her voice was spot on good. I loved it. I am about to make a strange literary comparison . Millicent Min's voice reminded me of Ignatius voice from A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Read an excerpts, reviews and awards via Arthur A. Levine Books.


April (BooksandWine) said...

Nancy Pearl, one of the coolest librarians ever, recommends this book!

I'm dying to check it out!

Doret said...

April - it's very good and very funny.

Kate Coombs said...

Millicent Min is such a good book!

Anyway, I came in here to let you know I gave you a Prolific Blog Award today. Here's the link if you'd like to see what I said: