Praise for Marilee Haynes and A.K.A. Genius
"Equal parts mom, writer, and chaos: that’s how I often think of myself. And, as it turns out, I’m not alone.
Marilee Haynes, aside from having a killer cool name and great hair (I am admiring, NOT envying, mind you), seems to understand. In addition to her full-time work as wife and mom of three children who are shorter than she is, she writes. And writes. And writes.
You’ll find her here at CatholicMom.com and hidden in the corner of her kitchen. And her books? Rock.
Her debut novel, a.k.a. Genius, is one I was delighted by. I raved, and I continue to rave, and I have successfully tucked it onto my nine-year-old’s “Books That You Realllllllly Want to Read” shelf where she’ll find it soon.
The writing and editing are top-of-the-line, and the message in it is one that I need to hear, and I’m a littttttttle older than the preteen audience this is written for. The story’s believable, the characters lovable, and the overall package good."
—Sarah Reinhard, Author and Blogger
Praise for Genius Under Construction
"As a big fan of A.K.A. Genius, I was ecstatic to have the chance to review an advanced reader copy of its sequel. Genius Under Construction begins with Gabe’s first day of eighth grade at St. Jude Academy. Still getting used to his genius status, Gabe continues to wonder how he can be so smart when it comes to the weather, yet so confused when it comes to other things; such as girls, applying to an exclusive high school, and getting in all his service hours. Inspired by his grandpa, Gabe learns to use his imagination in problem solving.
The characters in Genius Under Construction are well thought out. Their personalities and emotions are easy for a middle schooler like me to relate to. With twists and turns, Marilee Haynes’ book Genius Under Construction deserves a standing ovation!"
—Mary Louise, middle grade student