Solving Zoe (Mix Series)

Solving Zoe (Mix Series)

by Barbara Dee
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Solving Zoe (Mix Series) by Barbara Dee

Zoe Bennett feels lost at her fancy private school.

She's not the star drama queen like her sister, or a brainiac math genius like her brother. Luckily her best friend, Dara, is just as content as Zoe is to stay in the shadows — or is she? When Dara gets a part in the school musical, Zoe feels abandoned. What's worse, Zoe's practically being stalked by the weird new kid, Lucas. Then Lucas accidentally drops his notebook and Zoe finds it's written in symbols and numbers — it's complete gibberish. Yet she sees her name in there, plain as day. Now Lucas is telling her she's a natural code-reading genius — or some kind of mental freak.

As Zoe's daydreaming lands her in trouble at school, anonymous notes start to appear in students' lockers, and Zoe is the number one suspect. Solving word puzzles may come easily to her, but now there's more at stake — will Zoe be able to solve her way out of this?

With plenty of wit and insight, Barbara Dee has created this fresh, funny story of a girl who discovers that fitting in sometimes means standing out.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416961284
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 04/21/2009
Series: Mix Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.54(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Barbara Dee is the author of Everything I Know About You, Halfway Normal, Star-Crossed, Truth or Dare, The (Almost) Perfect Guide to Imperfect Boys, Trauma Queen, This Is Me From Now On, Solving Zoe (Bank Street Best Children’s Books), and Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Barbara is one of the founders and directors of the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival. She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her family, two naughty cats, and a rescue hound dog named Ripley. Read more about Barbara at

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Solving Zoe 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
MiddleschoolReader More than 1 year ago
Just like her first book, Barbra Dee has done an outstanding job. I couldn't put the book down. The reading level was perfect, not too hard, not too easy, and I really enjoyed figuring out the codes. The characters were absorbing and fun. I would totally recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love novels that have really compelling plots and characters and teach me something I didn't know as well. That must be why I loved Solving Zoe. I found myself caring about the characters, and I really wanted to know how the book would end. At the same time, I didn't know anything about codes before I started reading this book, and I enjoyed learning about a subject that was totally new to me. I thought this novel was really fresh and innovative, and I think you'd enjoy it too. I think this book might end up becoming a quirky modern classic, like Harriet The Spy, and I strongly recommend that you give it a try.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Zoe is eleven years old and has been going to the same school all of her life, Hubbard School.

This school isn't a regular school, but one for extraordinary students. Zoe's older sister and brother both go there, as well. Her sister is an amazing actress/singer and her brother is a math champion. Ever her little brother, Spencer, goes to pre-school there.

Zoe is having problems figuring out how she fits into the scheme of things at the school. Her grades are slipping and she and her best friend, Dara, are growing apart. Enter in a new student named Lucas. Lucas is weird, but he's also a code-reading genius. He takes a liking to Zoe and through some time spent together, Zoe finds out that she has a
code-reading gift, too.

I really loved this story about growing up and finding where you belong. I actually believe that we go through this process many times in our lives. Even when you get older you may find yourself at loose ends and have to find yourself all over again. I have been going through that process recently since I now have an empty nest.

Anyway, this story is great. The characters are very lovable and you wish they were your friends. Zoe's family is supportive and loving but can be annoying also, especially the two brothers. I found that to be very realistic.

If you want a good book that will both interest you and entertain you, then pick up SOLVING ZOE by Barbara Dee.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Solving Zoe" is a very well put together book. It is about a sixth-grade girl attending a school for gifted children, just like her siblings. But where her older sister Isadora and her younger brother Spencer are actors and her older brother Malcom is a math whiz, Zoe can't seem to find a talent. Her life is turned around when her best friend, Dara, begins hanging out with popular girls and a new boy named Lucas shows up and begins claiming she has code-reading potential. Now notes are appearing in the popular kis's lockers... and Zoe is their prime suspect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!!!!!!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿ a must read im hoping she will write a sequal
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go privit skools
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Lorraine Cipriano More than 1 year ago
great bookkkkk read it
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Helen Owen More than 1 year ago
Go privet schools : p
Debbie Scott More than 1 year ago
Zoe is very creative in almost anything she does! From coming up with a new way to remember your colors in math class or trying to take care of and have fun with reptiles living in three bedroooms! Zoe Bennett is sure to delight you with a great tween read story! Another great one! Keep up the awesome work!!!:-$ P.s. this is a braces sign! Go metal mouths!!:-$ Hahahahahahaha!!!!