Sunday, September 30, 2012

NERDS by Michael Buckley

To read Stephanie's review of this book, then click here: NERDS.


Title: NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society (NERDS #1)
Author: Michael Buckley
Reviewer: Karen
Genre: Junior/Mid-Grade Fiction (depending on the library then possibly YA)
Rating: Fabulous
Alerts/Warnings:  None
Premise: "While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world". 
Opinions: This book is creative, imaginative, superlative, etc.  This book is just pure fun.  Weaknesses become strengths.  Popular guys become nerds, and nerds become heroes.  I loved the sense of humor and the hidden growth of characters hidden amongst outrageous creativity.  My favorite character by far is the Hyena - a 12 year old hired assassin with a super power all her own and the ability to use fabulous footwear to get the job done.  I love how Michael Buckley creates a world where you can suspend believe and enjoy the ride.  It even has a semi-hidden message to all bullies in the world....Be nice to NERDS, one day they will rule the world.  Well, there's a lot more to it then that, but you'll just have to read this book to find out.  ;-)