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Olivia Bean, trivia queen

by Gephart, Donna.

Format: Kindle Book 2012 2012
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Summary
After overcoming a number of obstacles, especially in the subject of geography, Olivia is on her way to Hollywood to appear on Jeopardy! and, she hopes, to reunite with her father who left the family two years ago.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Twelve-year-old Olivia Bean is a Jeopardy addict. It was one of the major bonds between her and her father before he moved to California with the mother of her best friend. It's been hard to deal with all that's been lost since then: her dad's interest, her ability to maintain a friendship with Nikki, her mother's newspaper job. And she isn't happy about the one addition, either, as her mom's boyfriend moves into the house. But the through line of the story is Olivia's fervent desire to make it to Kids' Week on Jeopardy; getting on the show might lead to prize money and an opportunity to see her father. Gephart keeps all the parts moving, even adding a dollop of romance. Although Mr. Bean's obliviousness to his children often borders on cruelty, the book gets to the ambivalence kids of divorce often feel: a longing for the absent parent mixed with justifiable anger. While perhaps only a minority of kids will relate to Olivia's Jeopardy love, most will identify with the rest of her angst at school and at home.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Olivia Bean is one stressed-out 12-year-old. Despite having inherited her father's knack for trivia retention, she's miserable at geography: an upcoming test has her tied up in knots. Dad's no help-he moved to California with the mother of Olivia's best friend (taking the best friend away, too). Now her mother's boyfriend has moved in, and Olivia is being pestered by Tucker, the boy next door. Things begin to turn around for Olivia when Tucker (of all people) tells her that Jeopardy! is looking for kid contestants. Watching Jeopardy! with her father was a nightly ritual before he split, and if Olivia can ace the online test and the in-person audition to get on the show, she'll be flown to California where her father will realize what he's missing. Readers will figure out long before Olivia does that her father is a complete loser. The real draw in this tender, triumphant novel from Gephart (How to Survive Middle School) is Olivia's successful progression through Jeopardy!'s hoops and the happy ending for one particularly deserving contestant. Ages 8-12. Agent: Tina Wexler, ICM. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Jeopardy (Television program) Fiction
Curiosities and wonders Fiction
Fathers Fiction
Divorce Fiction
Television game shows Juvenile fiction
Television quiz shows Juvenile fiction
Contests Juvenile fiction
Fathers and daughters Juvenile fiction
Questions and answers Juvenile fiction
Children of divorced parents Juvenile fiction
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
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Publisher New York :Random House Children's Books2012
2012
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780375899409
9780375899409
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