Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By Donna Gephart

Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375872617, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

Olivia Bean knows trivia. She watches "Jeopardy " every night, and usually beats at least one of the contestants If only she were better at geography, she would try out for kids' "Jeopardy " Not only could she win bundles of money, she could go out to tape it in California where her dad, who left their family two years ago and whom she misses like crazy, lives with his new family.
But one day Olivia's friend-turned-nemesis, Tucker, offers to help Olivia bulk up her geography knowledge. Before she knows it, she's getting help from all sorts of unexpected sources: her almost-stepdad, superannoying Neil; her genius brother, Charlie; even her stressed out mom. Soon she's breezed through the audition rounds and is headed for the taping in Hollywood. But will the one person she wants to impress more than anything her dad show up to support her?

About the Author
"As If Being 12 3⁄4" . . . is Donna Gephart's first novel. She lives with her family in Jupiter, Florida, where she's already at work on her second.

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Praise For Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2012:
“This tale will have readers cheering for the resilient, resourceful Olivia.”