Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra
Do The Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra
Wendy Lichtman
In the eighth grade, 1 math whiz < 1 popular boy, according to Tess's calculations. That is, until she has to factor in a few more variables, like:1 stolen test (x), 3 cheaters (y), and 2 best friends (z) who can't keep a secret. Oh, and she can't forget the winter dance (d)!Then there's the suspicious guy Tess's parents know, but that's a whole different problem.Can Tess find the solutions?

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  • Chick Lit
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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In the book, "Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra," the main character is a girl named Tess. Tess' mother works as an artist for a man named Rob whose wife, Nina, has just died. Tess' mother lets Tess in on her secret that she thinks Rob killed Nina. Tess' mother had heard Rob's story but it wasn't convincing at all. However, Tess is not to tell anyone of her mother's suspicion. Having a secret is not easy for Tess and she ends up telling her two best friends, Sammy and Miranda.

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