Buckley, Michael. Nerds: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense.
Abrams, Harry 2009 315p 14.95 978-0-8109-4324-7 ms/jr
This is a humorous story about several misfits (or Nerds) who can save the world from destruction utilizing the technological tools found in the secret basement of their middle school.
Readers will have a humorous read when they become acquainted with the fifth grade super spies from NERD. Their name stands for National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society. The members of the team are considered geeks by most of the cool kids at the middle school. Nobody even suspects that the “Nerds” are super spies who skip class only to be transported by a school bus with very unusual powers. Along the same line no one even suspects that the geeks are led by none other than the janitor and the librarian.
The Nerds are hard put to find and neutralize a crazed scientist who has a plan to pull all of the continents together into one continent. Needless to say the scientist doesn’t care abut the death and destruction left in the wake of the reorganization. Hyena is a platinum haired former beauty queen turned killer for hire. It is up to her to procure the scientists and their inventions that are needed for building a giant magnetic disc to rearrange the continents.
The story is a humorous fast moving story that will delight readers. IN addition they will chuckle at such nicknames as: “Gluestick” Dewey, “Pufferfish” Peet, “Choppers” Hodges, “Flinch” Escala, “Wheezer” Choi, and “Braceface” Jones. Linda McNeil