Mister Posterior and the Genius Child
A Barnes & Noble's Winter Discover New Writers pick!
Woodstock was over. The Beatles had just broken up. Sesame Street was new. And people in Cambridge, Massachusetts were getting in touch with their feelings. It was 1970, the year Vanessa Brick was picked as a Super Duper Speller for the Cambridge Harmony School. In this novel from a brilliant new voice in fiction, a now-grown Vanessa looks back on a time that was less innocent than it seemed…
I remember how it was to be eight. I remember the playground rhymes, the fierce cliques, and the girls we called “The Fu**ers.” That year was the year my mother adopted an unprecedented number of cats and dated an ardent nudist. I finally found out the truth about my father and his anti-vegetarianism; and my only close friend became a person I didn’t know. It was also the first time I was conscious of myself as a person with secrets; as a freethinking human being with something to say. Something not everyone wanted to hear.
The year I was eight I became the most notorious child in the history of the Cambridge Harmony PTA…
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Review: Mister Posterior and the Genius ChildUser Review - Animlgrl - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book. While not a literary masterpiece, it reminds me of growing up and being in elementary school. How stupid stuff is so big and important in your mind. This book is like ... Read full review
Review: Mister Posterior and the Genius ChildUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
Who's on an E. Lockheart/Emily Jenkins kick? Me! That's who! Told from the perspective of Vanessa, a third grade girl at a private school called Cambridge Harmony, it was so chock full of solid detail ... Read full review