Synopses & Reviews
The NERDS series combines the excitement of international espionage with the awkwardness of elementary school as it follows the adventures of a group of unpopular fifth graders who run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities, and the results are awesome, inspiring—and hilarious.
A virus has infected Arlington, Virginia, home of NERDS headquarters, and its much worse than your run-of-the-mill flu. Instead of coughing and sneezing, the victims of this voracious virus are transformed into superintelligent criminal masterminds. Soon nearly everyone—including some of the NERDS team—is plotting to take over the world. And whos to blame for this nasty infection? None other than former NERDS teammate Heathcliff Hodges. With more people breaking out into evil cackles every day, its up to Flinch, the hyperactive superspy with a sweet tooth, to stop the virus. He needs to destroy the virus at its source, and to do that hes going to have to get inside Heathcliffs head—literally. Flinch will have to miniaturize himself and take a fantastic voyage through the supervillains body to fight white blood cells, stomach acid, and a nest of nasty nanobytes in the hope that he can save the world from . . . the Villain Virus.
NERDS combines all the excitement of international espionage with all the awkwardness of elementary school, and the results are hilarious. A group of unpopular fifth graders run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, they transform their nerdy qualities into incredible abilities! Their enemies? An array of James Bondand#8211;style villains, each with an evil plan more diabolical and more ridiculous than the last. Publishers Weekly raved: and#8220;Buckley has a flair for exaggerated humor.and#8221; School Library Journal said: and#8220;Funny, clever, and thoroughly entertaining.and#8221;
Praise for NERDS:and#160;M is for Mama's Boy
"Fans of the first novel will find even more laughs here." and#8211;Booklistand#160;
"Peppered with lessons on cracking codes, ciphers and invisible ink, the second adventure in Buckleyand#8217;s silly spy-kids spoof is as frenetically goofy as the firstand#8230;.a terrific package for reluctant readers or book lovers out for thrills, gadgets and larfs." and#8211;Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Michael Buckley is the author of The Sisters Grimm, a New York Times bestselling series and a Today Show Al Roker Book Club pick. He has also written and developed shows for such networks as the Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York. Visit teamnerds.com.