The Short Seller

The Short Seller

Title:The Short Seller
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781442452558
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages

Look out Wall Street—Lindy Sachs is about to make some serious cash. A twelve-year-old takes on the stock market in this money-minded middle grade novel.

It all starts when seventh grader Lindy Sachs is granted $100 and access to her father’s online trading account as a way to alleviate her boredom while she’s home sick from school.

Lindy learns something immediately—she is very, very good at e-trading. Her $100 becomes $200. Then $400. And more. With trading talent and access to her parents’ savings, the opportunity to make some real dough is too tempting to pass up. In fact, given how well Lindy’s stocks are doing, it would be a disservice to not invest it all… Right?


    The Short Seller Reviews

  • NewFranklin School

    This book has a lot of interesting explanations about the stock market, how it works and what the pitfalls of being too involved in trading can be. I thought the story was a little repetitive, but rea...

  • Navya

    How do I describe this book? I think the best word I can use is average. It wasn’t bad. But it wasn’t necessarily good. It god slightly boring and tedious at some points while others were really i...

  • Julia

    I got this book in a very funny way: my dad has been getting books from the library on stocks and trading, and accidentily borrowed this book. I found the cover unusual and picked it up.I read for two...

  • Salma Traynham

    It was a very good book. Detailed, and descriptive....

  • Barb Middleton

    Lindy gets mono and is stuck at home for a month. When her dad asks her to buy some stock for him online because the website is blocked at his work, Lindy becomes interested in how the stock market wo...

  • Ms. Yingling

    Lindy isn't great in math, and hasn't been feeling well. When she is diagnosed with mono, she ends up staying home, and her father asks her to buy some stock for him, since the markets close at 4:00 p...

  • Cindy Hudson

    When 12-year-old Lindy comes down with mono she’s too tired to think of doing anything but sleep. Soon she’s feeling better even though she’s still stuck at home for a while. To help her pass th...

  • Sandra Stiles

    My love of this author’s work started with the book “Standing for Socks”. I read this when I was a Middle Grades judge for Cybils in 2009. I have read her Nerd Camp Books and loved them as well....

  • Tracy

    I read this recently as I want to try to sample of a few of the books my son is reading as a middle grade reader now. I think this is a good book for middle grade ages. It is nice to see something a l...

  • Natalie

    How is a seventh grader stuck at home with mono supposed to pass the time? With one-hundred dollars and access to her dad’s online account, Lindy Sachs is spending her days learning the ins and outs...