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A.K.A. Genius
by Marilee Haynes


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Thirteen-year-old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle-school boy at St. Jude Academy...well, except for the fact that he is a genius who can't even open his own locker or talk to his crush. "Themes include: self-acceptance, giftedness, and humor."  Read more...


 
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Overview

Thirteen-year-old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle-school boy at St. Jude Academy...well, except for the fact that he is a genius who can't even open his own locker or talk to his crush. "Themes include: self-acceptance, giftedness, and humor."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780819808301
  • ISBN-10: 081980830X
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.73 x 5.35 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.53 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Religious - Christian - Humorous

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-06-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Seventh-grader Gabe Carpenter aces an IQ test that identifies him as a genius, and when news gets out, his “survival strategy,” which is “not getting noticed,” suffers a “complete system breakdown.” His sister teases him; his friend Maya, who’s supposed to be the smart one in their class, won’t speak to him; and the principal wants Gabe to win the Academic Olympics against a rival school. Furthermore, genius doesn’t seem to matter to Gabe’s father, who’s more interested in sports than academics. Gabe’s doesn’t really appreciate his gift until he winds up in an enrichment class with his best friends Maya and Lincoln. There are others in the class, too: poet Rachel, popular Cameron, and basketball star Ty. In her debut novel, Haynes offers a sort of middle-grade Breakfast Club, in which each classmate brings something unique and essential to the team. The author portrays the students and their problems with humor and empathy in this chipper and believable story about self-acceptance. Ages 8–12. (Aug.)

 
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