-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends ff8c072dd79a91c1300f032d674241a8d64367100ffb1f25fa3f9bec4a05319f
Kidzworld Logo

How Do You Spell G E E K? Book Review

How Do You Spell G E E K? Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on May 03, 2009
( Rating: 5 Star Rating)

A new book called “How Do You Spell G E E K?” by Julie Anne Peters has been published, and it makes a great read for kids who are about eight to 14 years old (but anyone who reads it will love it, really). The book is about a girl who is forced to cho

A new book called “How Do You Spell G E E K?” by Julie Anne Peters has been published, and it makes a great read for kids who are about eight to 14 years old (but anyone who reads it will love it, really). The book is about a girl who is forced to choose between friendship and her dreams to win the National Spelling Bee.

The Story

Ann is the main character or heroine of this book. She and her BFF – a girl named Kimberly – are both in Grade 8 and both have the same dream: to make it to the National Spelling Bee that’s held each and every year in the country’s capitol – Washington, DC.

But the Spelling Bee only lets kids participate who are in Grade 8 or younger, so Ann and Kimberly practice their spelling day and night since it is the last year they can qualify for the competition.


Then, Ann is assigned to show a brand-new student around their school – the girl’s name is Lurlee.


Well, it turns out that the new girl, Lurlee, is an AMAZING speller. Like totally and completely awesome at it. Because of this, Ann is suddenly put in a really tough spot, and she finds that her close friendship with Kimberly and her chances of winning the National Spelling Bee are put to the ultimate test.


You see, if the three girls – Ann, Kimberly and Lurlee – end up competing in the National Spelling Bee against each other for the top prize of best speller in the country, it can spell only one thing: t-r-o-u-b-l-e.


Other T-R-O-U-B-L-E

How Do You Spell G E E K? mixes in a combination of problems lots of kids deal with in real life, along with the excitement and stress the three girls experience as they work their way to Washington, DC for the National Spelling Bee.

Kimberly, who is brilliant and has an amazing spelling ability, is also the daughter of two very pushy parents who put a ton of stress on her to be the best.


Ann, who so desperately wants to compete in the Bee, is dealing with another major event in her life: the sudden divorce of her parents.


And Lurleen, the new girl at school, is having a really tough time fitting in among her new classmates. She’s moved to town from South Dakota, where she was home-schooled by her parents and always wore braids and knee socks – so not the style of the kids in her new class.


The Author

Julie Anne Peters is actually the author of a few other books for kids and young adults (YA), including:
  • Keeping You A Secret
  • Between Mom And Jo
  • Far From Xanadu
  • Define “Normal”
  • Luna

  • Check them out!


    How Do You Spell G E E K? Rating: 5


    Related Stories:

  • The Buzz On Spelling Bees
  • Survivor 5 Thailand: Episode 12
  • Super Scrabble
  • Keri Russel Bio

  • 0 Comments

    Related Stories

    F1070642627546

    Hardest Spell Challenge? Vote!

    • The Avifors spell challenge is the hardest.
    • Incendio is the hardest spell challenge of them all!
    • Expelliarmus is definitely harder than the rest.
    • Spelling bees are harder than spell challenges!

    General In The Forums

    Simplyyjennifer
    Simplyyjennifer posted in Random:
    sad
    reply 2 minutes
    AppleLover101
    AppleLover101 posted in Random:
    "SashaBanks" wrote:Who is your bestest most sweetest popularist kindest kw user? Nominate them here M e
    reply 28 minutes
    Mellisa169
    Mellisa169 posted in Random:
    "iamalive" wrote:its the kinda thing you come to when you have nothing else to do, but end up being happy you checked inI agree. I check in periodically and either TRY to RP for a bit, or just check my feed and leave. I would totally recommend it to anyone who likes to read, write, and be creative. If that's not your Forte, then chat safely with other people! 
    reply 40 minutes
    iamalive
    iamalive posted in Random:
    AlphaS and AlphaU theyre pretty cool
    reply about 1 hour
    iamalive
    iamalive posted in Say Anything:
    hi there
    reply about 1 hour