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Green Thumb

3.07  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Thirteen-year-old genius Grady Jacobs thinks junior high is a snore. His radical science experiments have earned him plenty of national awards, but not a lot of friends. So when an invitation comes to join the famous scientist, Dr. Carter, in the Brazilian rain forest, Grady is on the next plane to the Amazon. But Grady's ultimate field trip turns ultimately awful when he ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 1st 2000 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published May 1st 1999)
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Haseeb Salman
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Haseeb Salman
In this book there is kid named Andy and he has just moved to Maryland. He has many problems in school because he is deslecic. It's very hard for him to fit in with everyone else but, he isn't just a normal boy he has a secret!

I really love this book because there like many ways you can think of this book because of all of the different point of views.
The characters in this book are amazing they all have a secrets beneath there personalities there 2 people in 1 person.
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2005
This book is completely unlike Rob Thomas's other books. For one, it's about a thirteen-year-old kid, much younger than his previous protagonists. For two, it's vaguely sci-fi. Boy genius goes to the Amazon to work on a rainforest project and discovers...things. The language is even more implausible than it was in Rats Saw God, since this is supposed to be a thirteen-year-old kid (Rob loves first-person, by the way; he uses nothing else), but he's also supposed to be a genius, so. Just run with ...more
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is so cute! It reminded me a lot of Artemis Fowl. The hero of the book is a genius 13 year old and I'm willing to bet that a lot of readers would complain the kid sounds too old and makes pop-culture references far ahead of his age. But he's a genius, so I was okay with it. This book also manages to be "green" in a way that is not preachy, overbearing, or apocalyptic. I thought it presented a real problem in all its complexity very nicely. There were also some sci-fi elements that I th ...more
Sep 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Because sometimes you just have to read a slightly dated, far-fetched yet charming middle grade novel by the man who created Veronica Mars to maintain your reading equilibrium.
Tatyana Heafey
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
im not a fan of this book at all. it starts off big and ends small. i dont recommend this to people who are big fans of fantisy and adventure.
Jan 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
excellent for middle grade boys
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I wanna know what is the climax of this book
Thanks in advance...
Riley Conway
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya
O.K. It's a fun story and a quick read, but it's very different from Thomas's other books (and shows, for that matter). It's mostly a disappointment (especially compared to Rats Saw God).
Feb 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
I hate it
Sep 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Loved this sci-fi adventure!
Niklas .gallen
Dec 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
I thought that it started out good ,then it was boring ,but it had a strong ending.
Anthony Strand
Sep 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Of all the Rob Thomas projects where the main character is a cynical kid, and their dad is a respected local leader who recently lost his standing, this is my least favorite.
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Robert James "Rob" Thomas is an American author, producer, and screenwriter, best known as the author of the 1996 novel Rats Saw God, creator of the critically acclaimed television series Veronica Mars and co-creator of 90210 and Party Down.

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