Poor Stanford! He’s the first six-grader in the history of Rancho Rosetta Middle School to make the A-team in basketball. Or he was, until he flunked English. Now he has to miss basketball camp to go to summer school. And if he doesn’t pass, he’ll be kicked off the team!
If you like basketball, you’ll love Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time by Lisa Yee. If you don’t like basketball, you’ll still love it, because Stanford has other problems too—like his dad, his grandma, his friends, his tutor, and the cute girl who mistakenly thinks he’s a genius.
Now, a smart cat like me could solve all these problems with a my tail tied behind my back. But Stanford has a little more trouble. You’ll have to read the book to find out how he deals with them.
Lisa Yee has written two more books that are just as good. They tell the story of the same summer from the point of view of two of the other characters. So if you like Stanford Wong Flunks Big Time, I bet you’ll also like Millicent Min, Girl Genius and So Totally Emily Ebers.