Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen (Hardcover)
Twelve-year-old Olivia achieves her greatest wish, becoming a contestant on “Jeopardy! Kids Week.” The support of family and best friend Tucker help her deal with the pressure. (9-12)
— From Today
Readers who loved The Fourteenth Goldfish will cheer for Olivia Bean as she strives to win kids' week Jeopardy 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, super-annoying Neil; her genius little brother, Charlie; even her stressed-out mom. But will the one person she wants to impress more than anyone else show up to support her?
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, How to Survive Middle School, Death by Toilet Paper and Lily and Dunkin. She lives in Jupiter, Florida, with her family.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2012:
“This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia.”