The Boy Problem: (Notes and Observations of Tabitha Reddy)
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545575867 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.8" x 8.3" | Ages 8 to 12
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545580434 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
Twelve-year-old Tabitha "Tabbi" Reddy believes in signs. Like fortune cookies. Magic 8-Balls. Shooting stars. And this year, she hopes, looking for the right signs will lead her to the right boy!
Inspired by her BFF, Kara (star of The Boy Project), Tabbi starts her own "project" in the hopes of finding a cute crush. With the help of a math lesson on probability, Tabbi tries to predict who the right boy for her might be! Where is she most likely to meet him? What is he most likely to look like?
Full of fun illustrations, hilarious equations, and lessons in cupcake-baking, life, love, and friendship, this book has a 100% probability of awesomeness.
Raves & reviews:
"This debut novel is a rollicking ride through middle-school affairs of the heart. With a premise that is original, a unique layout featuring Kara's note cards and charts, and timely references . . . this story feels like today." -Booklist
"Kara's boy-crazy experiment lends refreshing perspective on teen relationships, and the results point to self-enlightenment." -Kirkus
"[Kinard] hits all the right notes as Kara learns that first opinions are rarely accurate and that the scientific method does not always apply to human beings." -Publishers Weekly
"The concept of a young teenager using a math instead of guesswork as a way to predict the future is an interesting one." -School Library Journal