NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society
Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap new series sure to appeal to kids looking for a quick, exciting read.Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from... show more
Michael Buckley is at his comic best in this madcap new series sure to appeal to kids looking for a quick, exciting read.Combining all the excitement of international espionage and all the awkwardness of elementary school, NERDS, featuring a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school, hits the mark. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities! They battle the Hyena, a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin, and an array of James Bond–style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last.F&P level: VPraise for NERDS“An action-packed, tongue-in-cheek take on the world of superheroes and villains. The pacing is quick and the action is plentiful—kids will almost hear the sound effects as they read. NERDS brings a worthy message to the fore—that uncool kids can grow up to be anything but. Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining, this title should be popular.”–School Library Journal "The unique format of this book, combined with the imaginative and playful storyline, will appeal to many readers."–Children's Literature
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages no: 316
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Spy Thriller
, Pop Culture
Series: NERDS (#1)
Michael Buckley's first book in his N.E.R.D.S (National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society) series was an absolute and complete joy to read! I went into this book not sure sure what to expect, and what I got was a wild bucket of awesomeness.The NERDS are a secret organization made up of children...
This has to be among the most unique and unexpected reading experiences I've had. I found this in my quest to find books to give to my students as holiday gifts. I'd read the blurb, and figured I knew pretty much what to anticipate... I was surprised (both pleasantly and unpleasantly at times) to ...
Funny. Worth a read. MG. Love the assassin! May we please have a book about her?
Cute book. I have been reading this to my sons each night for about a week 1/2. It is about a group of middle school kids who are actually secret agents. They are ones that get the job done even when the James Bonds of the world can't.The book is ostensibly set up as a way to show 'nerdy' kids how...
A good book to suggest for 4th-6th graders looking for something with adventure and humor. I liked the silliness, but some of the scenarios were unlikely to the point of ridiculousness (a kid throws teachers' cars around the parking lot and there's no mention of it later, like that might have been a...