a.k.a. Genius

a k a Genius Thirteen year old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle school boy at St Jude Academywell except for the fact that based on his scores on some seventh grade test he is considered a genius and

Thirteen year old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle school boy at St Jude Academywell, except for the fact that based on his scores on some seventh grade test, he is considered a genius and is placed in an enrichment class with other gifted students But he sure doesn t seem like a genius after all, he can t even open his own locker and his brain stops funThirteen year old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle school boy at St Jude Academywell, except for the fact that based on his scores on some seventh grade test, he is considered a genius and is placed in an enrichment class with other gifted students But he sure doesn t seem like a genius after all, he can t even open his own locker and his brain stops functioning when Becca, his sister s best friend, comes around As if these problems aren t enough to deal with, he is convinced that one of his arms is longer than the other, he s still waiting for signs of puberty, and his second best friend is mad at him Even worse, his nervousness causes some pretty embarrassing bodily functions And at home, his dad expects him to be some kind of basketball star athlete instead of a science nerd who predicts the weather Join Gabe as he navigates the trying times of middle school, wonders what it means to have brains, and learns what it truly means to be himself Themes include self acceptance, giftedness, and humor.

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  1. Marilee Haynes Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the a.k.a. Genius book, this is one of the most wanted Marilee Haynes author readers around the world.

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  1. This book was my introduction to the writings of Marilee Haynes, but it will not be the last It was an awesome little read This book is in the genre I consider realistic fiction No fantasy, no super powers, and no science fiction just down to earth stories This book could be about kids you have, or kids you know It could happen in the School down the read from where you live This was an awesome middle grade read The story is about Gabe, and about friendship, and about family Gabe is Thirteen yea [...]


  2. The thing about middle grade fiction is that it s really fast to read Don t let that fool you into thinking this has nothing to say, though.The writing and editing in this book are top of the line, and the message in it is one that I need to hear, and I m a littttttttle older than the preteen audience this is written for.Haven t you ever battled loneliness and misunderstanding And hey, how about those fragrant little fumes that sometimes escape from your nether regions Nope, I don t know ANYTHIN [...]


  3. Even though this book is intended for middle schoolers, I loved it It brought back memories of junior high as we called it then The book is a quick read that is well written with lots of humorous incidents I can t wait for the next books in this series.


  4. I LOVED this book even though I am not in middle school Great humor, believable, lovable characters and real life faith.


  5. A humorous and realistic novel for grades 6 and up Gabe has just tested at genius level at St Jude Middle School This baffles him since he routinely gets B s in his classes, can t even open his locker, and is hopeless in any sport to the disappointment of his father These are not the least of his problems since his second best friend, Maya, now won t speak to him AND the principal has created a special class Greater Achieving Students nicknamed G.A.S and he ends up as co captain for an academic [...]


  6. I loved this book This is such a delightful middle grade book about finding yourself and fitting in The story follows Gabe, a middle school student smack dab in the middle of those difficult awkward years, who has just found out he s a genius There are so many fantastic characters in this heartrending and hilarious story of the perils of middle school In the middle of the book, I was out of town and unable to read for a few days but I couldn t get Gabe, his friends and their predicaments out of [...]


  7. How could I refuse when Pauline Media asked me to review this book The cover is hip, the premise is good, its Catholic I wasn t disappointed It was a slow start, and at first I thought it would be a difficult trudge through But not so In fact, a few chapters in and I was hooked Half way through and I was snickering at the funny points, and crying yes, I cried at the sad parts In the end, I put it aside with a nice resolved smile on my face Good won in the end without breaking my teeth with its s [...]


  8. 10 13 Learned of this one on catholic mom Enjoying very much Book Description Thirteen year old Gabe Carpenter is just like any other middle school boy at St Jude Academywell, except for the fact that based on his scores on some seventh grade test, he is considered a genius and is placed in an enrichment class with other gifted students But he sure doesn t seem like a genius after all, he can t even open his own locker and his brain stops functioning when Becca, his sister s best friend, comes a [...]


  9. Gabe is an average boy who has an above average IQ He wants to fit in and not be singled out for his academic achievements He wants to be able to go outside and play basketball with his dad and make a basket He wants to hang out with his friends He wants to be accepted and feel like he belongs When Gabe is singled out as a genius in his middle school, his life takes a turn for the worse Some of his friends are jealous Some kids make fun of him Some turn their backs on him His school principal wa [...]


  10. I ll start off with a short summary of the book Gabe Carpenter, an above average student faces many problems in his seventh grade year Some of which are not good at sports, gets bullied, and lets out nauseating fumes From testing Gabe learns that he is considered a genius This hurts Gabe even , because he gets bullied because of it Gabe learns to use his talent in a good way and conquer problems You ll have to see the problems he conquers while reading the book I hope you enjoy itThis is a reall [...]




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