Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen

By Donna Gephart

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385740524, 278pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

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