Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen (Library Binding)
Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches "Jeopardy " every night and usually beats at least one of the contestants. If she were better at geography, she would try out for the show's kids week. Not only could she win bundles of money, she d get to go to the taping in California, where her dad, who left two years ago and who Olivia misses like crazy, lives with his new family.
One day Olivia's friend-turned-nemesis, Tucker, offers to help her bulk up her geography knowledge. Before Olivia knows it, she's getting help from all sorts of unexpected sources: her almost-stepdad, superannoying Neil; her genius little brother, Charlie; even her stressed-out mom. Soon she has breezed through the audition rounds and is headed for Hollywood But will the one person she wants to impress more than anyone else show up to support her?
SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
DONNA GEPHART is the author of "As If Being 12 3/4 Isn't Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President" and "How to Survive Middle School." She lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her family. "From the Hardcover edition."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2012:
“This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia.”