3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 2002
I thought that this book was for younger children then me. (I am right know 10-years-old, fifth grade) But I enjoyed this book a lot. I usually don't read books often but after reading this book, I now love reading!
This is a book about a girl called Sophy. She likes helping people but her family doesn't want her to be this helpful. In fact they think she is a nuisance. For example, one day when she gets home from school her dad was making something in the kitchen with a mixer. Some how the way that her dad was holding the mixer was strange. So in any minute Sophy knew that the food her dad was making would splatter all over the kitchen. So she told him that it was dangerous to hold a mixer like he was. Unfortunately it wasn't such a good thing to tell him that in quite along sentence because, while she was telling him, her dad forgot to keep an eye on his food he was mixing. Then, SPLAT!!! The kitchen was filled with food bits. Of course Sophy was the one scolded at. She went up miserably to her room upstairs. As soon as she got to the second floor she heard a loud screeching voice from her older brothers room. It was the stupid old argument her brother and her mom always have. All about my brother's dirty clothes scattered on the floor. Stupid old situation, who is going to pick them up and wash them. There were no volunteers. So Sophy just did the job. As soon as she came back there were four eyes staring at her. She knew what they were going to say, "He was supposed to wash them!" her mom said, "No, you were supposed to!" her brother replied " Go back to your room and mind your own business!" Her mom yelled. Sophy was totally fed up. If she can't help her family then she should help someone who really needs help. "I'm going to call this service... RENT-A-GENIUS!"