Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Solving Zoe by Barbara Dee
Dee, Barbara Solving Zoe, 223 p. Margaret K. McElderry (Simon), $15.99. Content: G. Zoe doesn’t have the showy talents of her siblings or even of her other friends at her exclusive performing arts school. But an eccentric new student arrives, sure that Zoe does have a special talent, and his antics push Zoe away from her friends and almost out of school all together. Zoe can’t survive on daydreaming her way through school any more – now she has to engage and decide where she actually wants to be. Unfortunately, this book is not as charming as Dee’s Just Another Day… book. Zoe and her friends are so far removed from most kids’ school experiences that this will have a harder time finding an audience. MS – OPTIONAL.