Lisa Yee returns to her core strength in older middle-grade fiction and the characters that made her famous in this "Diary of a Wimpy Trekkie."
Entering 7th grade is no big deal for Marley Sandelski: Same old boring classes, same old boring life. The only thing he has to look forward to is the upcoming Star Trek convention. But when he inadvertently draws the attention of Digger Ronster, the biggest bully in school, his life has officially moved from boring to far too dramatic . . . from invisible to center stage.
About the Author
Lisa Yee’s first novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor from the SCBWI. Her other novels include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book), So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally). She lives in South Pasadena, California, with her family.
Yee offers another empathetic portrayal of an outsider with unique attributes in this story about seventh-grader Marley Sandelski, an admitted geek, who loves Star Trek, old movies, and his Technical Sciences class Featuring appearances from some of Yee's previous heroes and heroines--Millicent Min, Stanford Wong, and Emily Ebers--this slice-of-life novel focuses on themes that will likely hit home with readers [Marley s] internal conflicts and emotions ring true. -- Publishers Weekly Yee s combination of humor and sympathy works a charm here, giving Marley a life of his own and a chance at success in this solid addition to her prismatic look at middle school. -- Kirkus Reviews Fans of Yee s Millie Trilly will be thrilled with this spin-off. Yee admirably keeps the topic of bullying a realistically complicated one. Like the earlier books, this one truly stands alone, but reading them all and finding the many connections is too good a treat to pass up. -- Horn Book Once again, the author addresses a serious issue with a light touch. An entertaining read and a solid example of bibliotherapy. -- School Library Journal"
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 5
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2011
Publisher: Scholastic US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.9 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.43