- J YOUN (CEN, OSH)
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2022.
327 pages ; 22 cm
Grades 4-6. Roaring Brook Press.
Marianne Blume, a self-described 'ditz,' tries out for her school's Quiz Quest team in a bid to prove she is smart.
After years of trying and trying and feeling like she's always failing, Marianne Blume has mastered the art of turning off her brain whenever questions or lectures arise. She gets by in school on a combination of luck, deflection, and charisma-- until she lands in the classroom of Mr. Garcia. To avoid flunking the class, Marianne joins her school's Quiz Quest team, hoping the move will ingratiate her to him, the team's coach. Then she finds out they need to win the state championships for her to get the credit. Will Marianne be able to believe in herself, while helping her teammates pull it together? -- adapted from jacket