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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Yee Narrator: Ramón de Ocampo Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781490676647
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Lisa Yee gives us her most fascinating flawed genius since Millicent Min.

Higgs Boson Bing has seven days left before his perfect high school career is completed. Then it’s on to Harvard to fulfill the fantasy portrait of success that he and his parents have cultivated for the past four years—four years of academic achievement, four years of debate championships, two years of dating the most popular girl in school. It was literally everything his parents could have wanted. Everything they wanted for Higgs’ older brother Jeffrey, in fact.

But something’s not right. And when Higgs’ girlfriend presents him with a seemingly innocent hypothetical question about whether or not he’d give her a kidney … the exposed fault lines reach straight down to the foundations of his life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Utterly charming…The kind of tour de force that leaves one breathless.”

    Boston Globe

  • “[A] heartfelt story full of wit.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Yee captures the intensity of popularity measured in yearbook pages and the strength of genuine teen melodrama. Smart, funny-but-ruthless teens and self-absorbed, grieving adults prove to be enormously appealing.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “With whipsmart writing, a fast-paced plot, plenty of humor, and just enough mystery to keep readers on edge, this is an emotional journey about breaking free of family, friends, and duty to discover what makes you happy.”


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About the Author
Lisa Yee’s debut novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award. Her other novels for young people, with nearly two million copies in print, include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time, So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and two books about a fourth grader, Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) and Bobby the Brave (Sometimes). Lisa is also the author of American Girl’s Kanani books and Good Luck, Ivy. Her recent novel, Warp Speed, is about a Star Trek geek who gets beat up every day at school. 
Lisa is a former Thurber House Children’s Writer-in-Residence whose books have been chosen as an NPR Best Summer Read, a Sports Illustrated Kids Hot Summer Read, and a USA Today Critics’ Top Pick. 
Visit Lisa at lisayee.com or check out her blog at lisayee.livejournal.com.
About the Narrator

Ramón de Ocampo has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations. A graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, he has been seen on television, film, and stages all over the world, including recurring roles on such television shows as The West Wing, 12 Monkeys, Sons of Anarchy, and Medium. He is the winner of a prestigious Obie Award for his stage work.