Millicent Min, Girl Genius

Millicent Min, Girl Genius

by Lisa Yee


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Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee

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 going to take? Sheer genius.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439425209
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Series: Millicent Min Trilogy Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 374,237
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lisa Yee's novels include Millicent Min, Girl Genius; Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book); the Bobby chapter book series, and most recently, Warp Speed. She is also the author of the American Girl books, Good Luck, Ivy, Aloha Kanani and Good Job, Kanani. Please visit her website at

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Millicent Min, Girl Genius 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had no action whatsoever, and the made a mountain out of a molehill just to create conflict. Usually a book about anyone under age 13 isn't interesting for people older than that because it has no romance, and the characters had childish ways that we couldn't relate to, so this book is for young readers.
Omrythea on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Millicent Min is eleven years old and getting ready to begin her senior year of high school. Because of her genius status, she finds it difficult to fit in with either peers of her age or peers of her mental ability that she meets in a college course. Over the summer, she struggles to make friends, play volleyball, tutor an annoying boy, and come to grips with her grandmother¿s move.
abbylibrarian on LibraryThing 5 days ago
Millicent Min is a genius. She's only 11, but about to enter her senior year of high school. For fun this summer she's taking a college level poetry class. And things are fine, really. Her parents are forcing her to take a volleyball class, which is a little annoying. Oh, and she's tutoring Stanford Wong, this jerky kid she can't stand. And pretty much her only friend is her grandma Maddie... but really, things are fine. Enter Emily Ebers. Millie meets Emily at volleyball and they click instantly. Finally Millicent has a friend her own age! The only problem is that Millicent hasn't told Emily that she's a genius. She's afraid that if she tells Emily that everything will change between them, so she keeps putting it off. But Millie can't put it off forever.... can she?I really enjoyed this book a lot! I found Millicent's narrative voice to be hilarious because of how seriously she takes herself. I also really liked that it has an Asian American main character, but race is not really much of an issue. The book was fun and funny and touching at the same time, seeing Millicent really begin to grow and realize that there is more to people than brains.
bpyron on LibraryThing 5 days ago
A really fun book about a girl genius and the wonders of friends.
The-Broke-Book-Bank More than 1 year ago
FYI Contains: Fatshaming, Racism, Bullying, Millicent Min, Girl Genius starts with a resume and goals that Millie has for herself that is scarily impressive and intimidating, especially given she's ELEVEN. She's in a difficult spot, light years ahead of most people intellectually but having a hard time as socially and physically awkward. She is like the definition of innocently adorkable with her well meaning but defeating "pep talks" and not getting A LOT of references. Emily is Jewish, bigger than average (though it doesn't really specify), calls her mom Alice, and her parents are in the middle of a divorce. Stanford is the one in summer school for flunking English, rivals with Millie, and all around cool basketball star jock. There's brief first period conversation that really hit home since my daughter recently had hers. It felt a bit like Harriet the Spy and Genius: The Disney Original Movie, which is great because I loved both growing up. I was a tad frustrated with Millie towards the end with not getting it and wanted to scream "EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS A THING". She's good on psychology, but this never comes up?!? The one minor thing that I was really hoping would come up in the next book. The drama is a bit predictable, but great nonetheless. There's TONS of character progression all around. I don't even think a single person remains the same as they started. After finishing I immediately went looking for the next book for the series. Turns out it isn't strictly a series, but there are companion books for Stanford and Emily. I will absolutely be checking out these as well.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
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. She’s also a very naïve and gullible girl because people use her for her brains but she doesn’t figure it out soon enough. When she meets Emily, Millicent concludes that this is her shot to get a real friend…if she can hide her brilliant smarts. This follows the mantra: To gain another, you must lose yourself. “Yet in Emily’s eyes I was a normal girl. And normal girls don’t talk about those sort of things. Normal girls talk about…well, just what do they talk about? I’m going to have to research that.” (71) She’s so adorable! “I love blank pages, they hold so much promise.” (55) I loved that she loved to learn and read (just like ME!) And, like me, she overthinks and overanalyzes, and she’s not into boys or childish antics. “I wish I could walk into Bob’s Hardware Store and buy a shut off valve for my brain. At bedtime, my mind races. Thoughts pour out and dance around. Numbers add up and divide. Lists begin and never end. Songs without names taunt me. If my head can only be as empty as [the boys], I would be able to slip into the delicious, deep sleep that eludes me.” (190) “What my parents kept failing to understand was how happy I was when I was alone with my books. There was no pressure to perform or be cute, and books never disappoint—unless, of course, you’ve chosen a bad one. But then, you can always put it down and pick up another one without any repercussions.” (98) “I hate shopping. To me, malls are monolithic icons of mass consumption and capitalism.” (29) Totally agree! Absolutely smart! Love her! “I didn’t know what to say. Was I supposed to congratulate her or tell her I was sorry? I don’t suppose there’s a Hallmark card for this sort of thing. I mean, what would it read? ‘A standing ovation for your first ovulation!” (133) Hilarious! “Last night, Emily and I had a huge argument over the definition of ‘attractive.’ She seems to think it has a lot to do with good hair, sparkling eyes, and the ability to make a person melt. Me, I believe that it encompasses the ability to communicate (the written word, as well as spoken), high intelligence, and a firm grasp of current events.” (107) “True, I have led a somewhat solitary life and have on rare occasion wondered what it would be like to be popular. But it is not as if I sat alone in my room all day brooding. My life was so full with my studies and endless projects that there really wasn’t time for friendships. And if there wasn’t time for friendships, then wouldn’t it follow that there wasn’t time for loneliness?” (120) Witty, funny, and smart!
code7r More than 1 year ago
Millicent Min, Girl Genius, is the debut novel of Lisa Yee. It is the story of an 11 year old girl who is finishing her junior year of high school. She decides to take a college course over the summer and also ends up tutoring a boy named Stanford, whom she has known her whole life and does not like. She doesn't have any friends until a new girl moves in the neighborhood named Emily. Millicent hides her genius from Emily because she thinks that Emily will not want to be her friend if she knows she is a genius. Also, Millicent's mother signs her up for volleyball to try and help Millicent feel more like a kid, something that Millicent feels is not needed. Thus ensues the very interesting summer of Millicent Min. Lisa Yee did a great job on her debut novel. Writing about an 11 year old in high school would see impossible to make realistic, but I feel that Lisa did a great job of bringing life to Millicent Min. The reader begins to see that being a genius may not be all its cracked up to be. I recommend this book for kids of all ages. It can help them see through the eyes of someone who is "different" and maybe gleen a better understanding that being different can be okay.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It's comical yet serious. Lisa Yee kept me in depth theoughout the entire book. I would recommend this to friends and relatives between the ages of 9-13. It is also a good book if you are a volleyball fan.
ShaymarKeepsItReal More than 1 year ago
This book is about an 11 year old girl name Millicent. She is only 11 years old and has a really high IQ for her age. She's 11 and going to senior year in high school. AH-MAZING! She had no friends,well except for one but that didn't turn out to well. The only friends she used to have was her grandma. She found a friend but she messed up. She didn't tell her the truth. I think Millicent is awesome and highly confident and happy with the life she lives so she's like a star in my world. I loved this book because it was so descriptive and it was written in diary form. It seemed like a real person something that happens in real life and not just a story in a book. You should read this book. its AWESOME and it just shows to say that sometimes when you don't tell someone something maybe its not because of the content but because of the fact that you didn't tell them.
Qioko More than 1 year ago
This book Girl Genius is about having a bad summer and her High school students hate her for setting the curve
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bookaholic123 More than 1 year ago
Lisa Yee makes Millie easy to relate to, so through her bad mistakes, friendship, and lies, you stick with her and root her through it the whole time. This book can relate to the every day life of a pre-teen (which is why it's so easy for them to relate to it), and so can the writing style, and the voice of this book. I read this book a few years ago, and it was so memorable, I'm still in love with it! The author's writing style also contributes to the quality of this book, and makes it flow easily. This book is definitely a must read for people looking to stop worrying about their lives, or just plain relax and have a good read. I recommend this book to all ages! This book is so great, I feel as though I still didn't do it justice in describing how great it was.
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this book ia great and is really focused on kids around 9-13. since i am 12 i can relate to what milli is going through with her social problems. the author did a great job with this book and a highly recomend it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
11 year old Millicent Min is in high school, and is taking a college class. In this book the author tells a story about a young girl who knows just about everything. She¿s tutoring, playing volleyball, and other things her mom is making her do to be more social. The author does a marvelous job of grasping the readers, around the ages of 10-14, into the book. The author, Lisa Yee, carefully wrote this book so pre-teens and young adults could comprehend it. She made the information easy to understand, but some of the content has some big words in it to express the main characters thoughts and feelings. Because the author uses a serious and realistic tone, readers could make this book seem like everyday life. She also uses a little bit of humor. Some of the chapters may seem a little boring at first because of the tone and emotions from that author. Though this book has great sentence structure, it still has some words that you may not know. This book is presented fairly. It includes plenty of information, even the exact date and place. It is organized very well. She also stays on topic which is a great thing to do. Readers will love this book and may also relate to some of the characters and events. It teaches a lesson to young readers. The lesson is that you should treat everybody the same no matter how smart or dumb they are.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 8th grade s loved this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Millecent Min is such a interesting book and i felt a little bad for her at times too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have read!! it compares to what it feels like to be left out which i have felt and it is very funny and exciting, keep making more of these kinds Lisa Yee!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great! i read it in my 5th grade class and loved it! i would recommend it to 10-12 year olds.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, after I started reading it, I couldnt put it down! I recommend this book to mostly kids 4-7, and even 8. A really, really good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great.I read it about a year ago.It's nice to see a book out there about a girl who is smart because these days it's all about romance and fashion in books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this when I was in fourth grade! I loved it so much!!! Well I think it is ment to be for 4 th grade through 7th grade! I t is one outstanding book! I loved it then and I still love it now! It is one of my favorite books!