My first introduction to Micheal Buckley was through the Sisters Grimm series. Going from fairy tales to super spies was an interesting change, but both series are really good. I have to day that I like the Sisters Grimm better than this, but I think that Eli and some other boys might have a different opinion. Plus I’ve always been a FTF (Fairy Tale Fanatic).
Short snippet from the book itself:
“That night, Jackson couldn’t help but replay the scene in his head. He was sure the herd had gone down that hallway. How had Ruby, Heathcliff, Duncan, Matilda, and Flinch disappeared? A funny thought occurred to him. Could they have been hiding in the lockers that lined the hallway? He knew the nerd herd had probably been shoved into a few in their day, but would they lock themselves in on purpose? And if they had, why?”
NERDS (which actually stands for the heading of this paragraph) is about a boy named Jackson Jones. He is very popular in his school, and is famous for giving the nerds is his awesome wedgies. He loves being at the top; until one day he goes to the dentist. After the fatal “Interesting.” from Dr. Gupta, his life changes forever when he gets braces. No longer popular in school and among his friends, he is sentenced to wandering the halls alone, friendless. One day he stumbles upon the secret base of a group of kids who call themselves the NERDS. They protect the world from danger, all the while being tormented at school for being just plain nerds. He accidentally gets the upgrades that transform you into one of them, and is forced to join them.
My opinion is that the message of NERDS is teamwork, because Jackson struggles with teamwork. He thinks that he can save the world all by himself. In the end of the book, however, he realizes that he needs his teams help. Only then is he able to save the world from the evil Dr. Jigsaw.
I found and borrowed this book from my local library. If you are interested you can also buy NERDS on Amazon.
Eli is my eleven-old-brother. He says about NERDS:
“Yes, I like it. My favorite part is the part when they are fighting a bunch of goons and Heathcliff convinces half the group to fight the other half, Flinch is throwing random guys out, Matilda is flying around above the group, Duncan is riding away with the scientist on the camel, Jackson is chasing the assassin, and it doesn’t say what Ruby is doing. So I give this book three and a half to four stars.”
I like this book a lot. In NERDS there is a girl sent to kidnap scientists for Dr. Jigsaw. Because of that, I give this book
It is a bit confusing in the beginning because it switches between characters every other chapter, but besides that this book is full of humor. I recommend it for boys and girls ages ten and up, because younger kids might get bored and it uses big words sometimes, but Eli and I liked it. So if you want something funny with a lot of fighting, read this book.