Emma-Jean Lazarus is a lovable oddball who thinks she can use logicto solve the messy everyday problems of her seventh-grade peers. Its easyshe just follows the example of her late father, a brilliant mathematician. Of course, the more Emma-Jean gets involved, the messier her own life gets. Suddenly shes no longer the person standing on the outside of all social interactions. But perhaps thats a good thing?
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"Readers will cheer on Emma-Jean as she begins to see more clearly and enter more fully the world around her, messiness and all." - PW.
"The comic juice in the story comes from Emma-Jean's hyper-rational yet totally skewed take on reality .... a captivating, highly satisfying read." - Kirkus.
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