"I wanted to become a scientist. But not just any scientist. A mad scientist."
For Betty Sue Collins, being a doctor would never be enough. While her parents dream of their daughter saving for medical school, Betty has a deep desire to join her tortured misfit heroes and turn her intelligence into imperium.
A waitress in a wig, Betty's life isn't exciting, but when she saves enough to take the Blessmenthol Scale Mad Scientist Aptitude test, she finds that there's more mad science than she could have ever imagined. Now, with a list of tasks to complete, Betty seems to be chasing a dream that's only getting further away.
If she doesn't pass the test, she may never be the kind of scientist that she has always dreamed of being – but if she does, she may never be the person she once was.
Would you have what it takes to be a mad scientist? You'll never know, if you don't take the test…
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been a fan of Henderson's writing for some time now. Her smooth prose and thought-provoking thematic elements--which are subtly woven into her stories--get me reading genres I don't normally read. This short book is lighter in tone than some of her other work and is lots of fun. Easily read in one sitting, the main character quickly charms her way into our hearts and makes us root for her on her quest to become a mad scientist. While light and humorous, it's also touching with a nice theme of respect and kindness for other people. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It made for a sweet, Sunday morning escape.