Books Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee Hardcover, 248 pages, Scholastic, List Price: $16.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleMillicent Min, Girl GeniusAuthorLisa Yee Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary In a series of journal entries, eleven-year-old child prodigy Millicent Min records her struggles to learn to play volleyball, tutor her enemy, deal with her grandmother's departure, and make friends over the course of a tumultuous summer. Genres: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Millicent Min, Girl Genius Critics' Lists: Summer '07 Great Opening Lines to Hook Young Readers June 25, 2007 If you're interested in getting your child or teen to keep reading during a hot, long, lazy vacation, offer them these cool summer books. Librarian Nancy Pearl's picks all have great first lines, three-dimensional characters and strong finishes. Great Opening Lines to Hook Young Readers Listen Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/11260800/11302486" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Millicent Min, Girl Genius' June 22, 2007 Millicent must learn to balance her genius-level IQ with the life of an 11-year-old. The opening line, "I have been accused of being anal retentive, an over-achiever, and a compulsive perfectionist, like those are bad things," gives a sense of the humorous plot to come.