Title: NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue and Defense Society (NERDS #1)
Author: Michael Buckley
Genre: Junior/Mid-Grade Fiction (depending on the library then possibly YA)
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. ;-)