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Stone, Bruce
New York : Harper & Row, 1988.
ISBN 0060259183 
Steven Douglas is bright. He's trying to start over as he enters high school. He's a kid with a reputation and his Biology teacher is not going to let him forget his reputation. As an example of the scientific method, the Biology teacher decides to document the evidence that proves the hypotheses -- Steven is clever. Does his past achievements prove this? What about when he won the science fair and accepted his prize by operating his newest invention -- a mechanical hand model which he used to make an obscene gesture. What about when he booked the snake enthusiast at the junior high graduation? The guy proceeds to get bitten and dies on stage! Granted Steven's achievements are notorious and he's infamous. Steven is clearly in conflict with the Biology teacher. BEEN CLEVER FOREVER tells the full story of just how clever Steven is.

SUBJECTS:     Gifted children -- Fiction.
               Teacher-student relationships -- Fiction.
               Emotional problems -- Fiction.
               High schools -- Fiction.
               Schools -- Fiction.


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