Lisa Yee returns to her core strength in older middle-grade fiction and the characters that made her famous in this "Diary of a Wimpy Trekkie."
Entering 7th grade is no big deal for Marley Sandelski: Same old boring classes, same old boring life. The only thing he has to look forward to is the upcoming Star Trek convention. But when he inadvertently draws the attention of...more
That said, I found the wrap-up of the bullying stuff kind of forced. The eleventh-hour appearance of (view spoiler)[Digger's father (hide spoiler)] seemed artificial and overly convenient. (view spoiler)[I know that many people bully others because they themselves have been bullied by someone else, but ...more
1. She introduces distinct characters that pull you in and don't let you stop caring, even with all their flaws.
2. She doesn't forget her subsidiary characters and provides surprises, beautiful nuances, and unpredictable twists and turns through the story.
3. Her plot makes me wish I could be a writer to tie in all the story lines with such brilliance: put together Star Trek, Star Wars, bullying, old theater celebrations, AV teams... and come up ...more
This book was a great book, its about a kid named Marley that only has one other friend that not in his technology class (which is 4 people) but then a new kid moves in and their name is max, max hangs out with Marley and Ramen (his best friend). Max is also in technology class and one day during lunch they sat near a tree, Max had his shirt tucked in which Marley hated so he decided to say that max looks like a girl when the shirt is tucked in and max overheard and then that ruined ...more
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Marley is an expert on Star Trek - TSO (the Original Series), AV equipment, and bullying. He's a seventh grader who recognizes his place in the school social network - Geek with a capital G. He's not alone. Ramen, Troy, and Patrick are also fellow geeks and members of the AV Club. There's also a new member named Max who turns out to be quite a surprise.
Now that the AV Club has been awarded the status of an actual class at Rancho Ros ...more
I would use this book for an English class to teach ...more
Warp Speed by Lisa Yee is the fourth book about a group of students from Rancho Rossetta. The other three are Millicent Min Girl Genius ...more
I fell in love with Lisa Yee’s writing when I read MILLICENT MIN, GIRL GENIUS years ago. Since then, I’ve shared her novels with my students and they love them, too. Fortunately for us, she has graced her readers with a steady supply of great material over the years. Her latest, WARP SPEED, continues the laughter by focusing on one of the characters introduced in MILLICENT, Marley Sandelski.
Marley is the quintessential middle-school geek: a member of the AV Club, a Star Tre ...more
Marley lives with his parents above the Rialto Theater, which they own and operate. The Rialto shows old movies on the old reel-to-reel projectors, including occasional silent movies for which Marley's mother plays the live music. Marle ...more
Lisa attended Brightwood Elementary School in Monterey Park, California where she once won an award for best decorated cake. However, Lisa cut the ribbon in half because her friend Linda had also worked on the cake, and they had agre ...more