We love Lisa Yee around here, and we love this trilogy (trilogy isn't really the word—companion novels, maybe?). Lucy hadn't read any of them yet, and she started with #2 because she couldn't find #1. She was angry with me last night because we couldn't find #1 or #3 and she loved this book. Pretty hard not to.
Ages 10 and up.
Stanford Wong is having a bad summer. If he flunks his summer-school English class, he won't pass sixth grade. If that happens, he won't start on the A-team. If *that* happens, his friends will abandon him and Emily Ebers won't like him anymore. And if THAT happens, his life will be over. Soon his parents are fighting, his grandmother Yin-Yin hates her new nursing home, he's being "tutored" by the world's biggest nerdball Millicent Min--and he's not sure his ballpoint "Emily" tattoo is ever going to wash off.