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Warp Speed

By Lisa Yee

Two geekdoms collide in this "Diary of a Wimpy Trekkie"

Entering seventh 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 Digger Ronster, the biggest bully in school, his life has officially moved from boring to far too dramatic.... From invisible to center stage.

This book directly follows the action chronicled in Lisa Yee's middle-grade trilogy, and features appearances by old friends like Stanford Wong, Emily Ebers, and Millicent Min.

But Marley is a character in a world all his own, whose struggles to outrun indignity are by turns poignant and refreshingly funny.

Reviews and Awards

2012 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

“Yee offers another empathetic portrayal of an outsider with unique attributes in this story about seventh-grader Marley Sandelski, an admitted geek, who loves Star Trek, old movies, and his Technical Sciences class… Featuring appearances from some of Yee's previous heroes and heroines - Millicent Min, Stanford Wong, and Emily Ebers - this slice-of-life novel focuses on themes that will likely hit home with readers… [Marley’s] internal conflicts and emotions ring true.” - Publishers Weekly

“Yee’s combination of humor and sympathy works a charm here, giving Marley a life of his own and a chance at success in this solid addition to her prismatic look at middle school.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Fans of Yee’s Millie Trilly will be thrilled with this spin-off…. Yee admirably keeps the topic of bullying a realistically complicated one…. Like the earlier books, this one truly stands alone, but reading them all and finding the many connections is too good a treat to pass up.” - Horn Book

“Once again, the author addresses a serious issue with a light touch. An entertaining read and a solid example of bibliotherapy.” - School Library Journal

Purchase Options
Indiebound Scholastic Store • Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Spring 2011
Middle Grade Novel
ISBN: 978-0-545-12276-4
Price: $16.99 / $19.99
Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Page Count: 320
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes

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